Welcome to the unique world of Antenna – a fully integrated gallery and website that explores the latest news in science, technology, medicine, the environment and innovation.
Science news can be exhilarating, scary, fascinating and just plain entertaining. With Antenna you can witness the breakthroughs, discuss their implications and share stories with your friends.
We don’t just give you our take on a story, we interview experts with different viewpoints and we’ve created a community space where you can share your thoughts through comments, polls and emotional responses.
Comments made on the web will be displayed on gallery and vice versa, so wherever you are in the world you can be a part of the conversation.
Visit the Antenna gallery in the Science Museum to see the remarkable objects that we showcase online. We also run in-gallery events that bring you face to face with ground-breaking technology and inventions, and give you the chance to chat to experts and voice your views on the contentious stuff that science throws up.
As well as quick-turnaround news stories, Antenna also develops in-depth feature exhibitions on hot topics, with a five-month life span. Our current feature exhibition is Pain Less: the future of relief.
To keep up with the latest news and what everyone’s talking about follow us on Twitter.
Antenna for Teachers
The Antenna website is a fantastic teaching resource that brings you up-to-date news and issues from the fields of science, technology, environment, innovation and medicine to support the secondary science curriculum, in particular How Science Works.
Antenna will show your students that current science is exciting, entertaining and relevant to them. It will help them develop the skills and confidence they need to voice their opinions on current science by highlighting how it will affect their lives now and in the future.
The website is constantly updated and suitable for students aged 11 and over. It can be used as a homework or class research tool to help keep you and your students up to date with the latest science news and issues.
The website is divided up into the following areas:
Short summaries of the latest scientific breakthroughs and weird and wonderful tales from the world of science.
A closer look at hot topics and issues with a particular emphasis on encouraging dialogue between our visitors, the experts and the Antenna team. You can use Insights to introduce a topic and then start a discussion in your classroom.
Find Insights under Science Now, Environment Now, Medicine Now, Innovation Now and Technology Now. Insights are indicated with a thought bubble. New Insights appear on the homepage and in Latest News. Make sure you click ‘Full story’ to see all the Insight has to offer.
Each insight comprises of:
60 Second Interview – this gives students the opportunity to hear about cutting edge research direct from the horse’s mouth – the scientist – and be inspired by their work. Each reveals a career linked to science.
Points of view – a variety of expert voices add insight and different perspectives enabling students to explore the applications and implications of the issue. It will challenge students’ own opinions while exploring those of others, illustrating that science isn’t black and white.
Insights are bought to life with images, video and audio which can be used to introduce the topic. You can challenge your students to try the quiz or use the poll to quickly gauge the overall opinion of the class.
When students enter their comments on the website they may also appear on gallery in the Science Museum!
An in-depth investigation of new science and technology related to a real-life contemporary issue. Our current feature is Water Wars: fight the food crisis.
You and your students can follow Antenna on Twitter too.
Visit the The Science Museum’s Talk Science website for more techniques and resources for running classroom discussions around science news.
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