Engaging Young Carers With Science Through Textile-Based Crafts

Hobbs, Laura Kate and Ollerenshaw, Kerry (2018) Engaging Young Carers With Science Through Textile-Based Crafts. Science Communication. ISSN 1075-5470

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Textile-based crafts were used to engage young carers (under 18s providing care for another person) and accompanying adults in learning about underlying chemistry concepts, in an economically deprived area of northwest England; the region of the United Kingdom with the highest number of young carers. This science-crafts collaboration was supported by the Royal Society of Chemistry Outreach Fund and a British Science Week Community Grant. Feedback from participants indicated strong positive impacts on interest in and understanding of chemistry and its relevance to everyday life, social benefits, and, for accompanying adults, increased confidence in engaging young people with learning about chemistry.

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Science Communication
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18 Jan 2018 12:42
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