A successful outreach event is based on novel, informative and exciting engagement with the target audience. It is important to carefully decide on a theme and a method to communicate science effectively before running your outreach event, as well as contingency plans for any incidents that might occur.
The idea cards below, although not enough to base an entire outreach event around, give good examples of cheap, easy-to-run practicals in a school environment. They quickly demonstrate a simple scientific concept, and can be run with minimal equipment or experience.
By building on these practicals with further activities or information concerning the concepts demonstrated, it’s easy to create a outreach event that will inform and excite as many people as you can reach.
Know a simple, cheap practical that’s perfect for an idea card? Then please, email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Find more information about the Biochemical Society's outreach events.