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Twinkl launches new augmented reality resources for British Science Week 2022

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With British Science Week 2022 taking place mid-March, Twinkl has created some interactive learning materials for the classroom.

British Science Week, is a wonderful way of celebrating pioneering developments in different scientific fields. In order to make this come alive, Twinkl has created a selection of augmented reality (AR) resources that can be used with Twink’s LeARn & Explore App.

The LeARn & Explore App uses AR to  provide students with different tools to foster interests and talents by supporting their learning with the use of technology.

British Science Week is a ten-day event, organised by the British Science Association* to celebrate science, technology, engineering and maths. Their theme this year is ‘Growth’ and allows children to engage with various types of scientific development. This ranges from, ecology, construction and animals, to how plants can grow on Mars and the solar system.

The resources have been created by Twinkl experts specialising in science to ensure high quality and varied materials are produced. They offer a variety of science resources suitable for ages four to 16 covering the theme of this year’s British Science Week, ‘Growth’. In addition, educators will be able to access resources, including display packs, quizzes, e-books and more. These new resources enable educators to choose from a collection of carefully prepared, engaging, content to inspire their children.

Gemma Barker, Primary Science Product Owner at Twinkl, said, “Science helps to develop a lifelong curiosity in all young people as they develop an interest in the sciences and the world around them. British Science Week allows educators to go outside the areas they usually teach around science to give children the chance to do something different as they venture more deeply into the exciting world of science and the range of opportunities it has to offer.”

The new resources can be used in conjunction with the Twinkl LeARN & Explore App to develop children’s scientific knowledge. This is done through exploring a range of habitats around the world. Children are able to dive into the coral reef and interact with the marine animals they find or learn about food chains by exploring woodland habitats, plus much more. The app brings learning to life through the use of augmented reality (AR).

The LeARn & Explore App was launched in 2020 to enhance classroom experiences. The app is an immersive learning experience that supports children as they begin to explore new concepts. It combines computer-generated graphics with real-life environments to bring learning to life in classrooms. 

Darshna Valand, LeARn & Explore Product Owner and Digital Product Manager at Twinkl, said, “As an experienced teacher, I know that children love to learn in an immersive way. I am a big believer in enhancing classroom experiences. For children to grasp abstract concepts, what better way than using the interaction that Augmented Reality (AR) technologies offer? I love that through the use of Twinkl’s 3D and Augmented Reality models, children can be part of a whole learning experience – in a fun and exciting way!”

The app is updated regularly with new resources and can be easily accessed through mobile devices by downloading it for free from GooglePlay or AppleStore. It is fully customisable to your needs, with content being organised into featured packs allowing you to browse a range of different topics. It is free to use with any full Twinkl subscription.

For more information about British Science Week here at Twinkl, or to access our resources, please visit our website.

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