What is a science club?

What is a science club?

A science club is an out-of-school-hours club that offers children the chance to do science-related activities that extend and enhance the science they experience in the classroom.

Each science club is different, as the club programme reflects the interests of the children, the club organiser and the facilities available. Most clubs use the opportunity to explore areas of science not covered by the curriculum and to give the club members plenty of opportunities to do practical science.

A science club can be run in a lunch break or after school. Some organisations are able to offer special Saturday clubs.

A science club session typically lasts for about 45 minutes. In this time, the members might complete a challenge, plan a science project or have a special scientific visitor.