Dundee Science Centre has launched a new scheme to support parents and carers in home schooling.
The Home Learning Programme is based on weekly, themed activities that children can complete independently, with simple instructions.
Free of charge, the initiative has been designed to provide fun, interactive activities based around videos, worksheets, challenges and weekly competitions.
The programme kicked off with ‘mini beasts and creepy crawlies’, challenging children to build their own insect trap, discover how strong ants are and learn about how spiders travelled to space.
In the weeks ahead youngsters will take part in ‘spring week’, ‘eggsperiments’ and ‘earth week’.
Carlene Cura, development and fundraising advisor at Dundee Science Centre, said: “With the schools now shut for a considerable amount of time, countless parents and carers have suddenly found themselves home schooling their children.
“This is a huge and daunting challenge and a tricky balance to strike, especially when also juggling their own jobs and commitments.
“While set tasks are allocated by teachers themselves, it’s also important to mix that up a little which is where our Home Learning Programme comes in.”
Most of the activities can be done with limited supervision but there are also a few tasks and games that families can do together.
Dundee City Council leader John Alexander said: “The incredible way that our community has come together is a source of strength during an otherwise uncertain time.”
To sign up for the programme, visit https://www.dundeesciencecentre.org.uk/