Scientist Next Door
(2 April 2020)
Scientist Next Door project is there to connect neighbours, families and scientists, during the lockdown and to support homeschooling.
As of today, COVID-19 lockdowns are implemented in 160+ countries around the globe, affecting nearly 90% of the world's student population. This impacts directly on children's education, removing an opportunity to learn through activities and interactions.
This situation puts pressure of homeschooling onto parents. Scientist Next Door creates a platform to share our passion for science and to help bring up the new generation of fantastic scientists! This initiative is by a small group of scientists from the Universities of Edinburgh and Durham. We support parents through group video calls, blogs to support individual child's learning needs and shared educational resources.