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For Families

We have selected a range of fun activities for families and home participation. Take part in our nationwide children’s survey of the senses, create your own optical illusions, take a photography challenge or test your sense of taste!

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Activity Pack

A selection of activities for families to enjoy at home, taken from the Dreamachine Schools Resources. Explore perception and illusion, the senses, your imagination and how everyone is unique but also connected with these creative and fun ideas, suitable for children of all ages.

These resources have been created with A New Direction in partnership with the British Science Association, UNICEF UK, and We The Curious.

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Life's Big Questions

Explore five big questions with Martin Dougan (CBBC Newsround),  through a series of activities from a tablet or desktop, wherever you are this summer. Challenge your child or take part together to explore big scientific and philosophical questions such as: Are colours only in my mind? Is everything I hear real? How do I know time is passing?

Discover the different ways in which we experience the world and why the senses aren’t as simple as they seem.

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Creative Ideas for Young Artists

Pens and paper at the ready!

We’ve teamed up with the brilliant youtuber ArtJohn to bring you two OpArt activities inspired by the themes of Dreamachine to try with children at home this summer.

Watch the video on Youtube below.

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For Teachers

Planning for next term? Check out our 30 FREE accredited and quality assured lesson plans made in collaboration with A New Direction and in partnership with UNICEF UK and the British Science Association.

Explore resources across Global Citizenship, The World Around Us, Health and Wellbeing, Personal Development, The Power of the Brain, and Perception and Illusion, designed for pupils ages 5-13 year olds.

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