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Science Museum Great Object Hunt: Design and Engineering

Follow your curiosity and work together to complete challenges while discovering objects in the galleries of the Science Museum, London.

This activity is designed to spark discussion about how design and engineering have made a difference to our lives.

Our Design and Engineering Great Object Hunt is one of the ways we’re helping to celebrate the Year of Engineering at the Science Museum, London. Take a look at our events page to see all the engineering-themed activities and shows for families and learning groups.

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Learning outcomes

  • Make links between museum objects, curriculum science and everyday life.
  • Recognise the relevance and applications of science in our everyday lives.
  • Use observation, curiosity and communication skills.

Downloadable resources

Science Museum Great Object Hunt – Design and Engineering (PDF Document)

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