Links for Curious Minds

In our most recent ISI Report, inspectors commented that ‘Intellectual curiosity is a common trait, allied to a critical eye.’  We celebrated that thirst for knowledge and nurtured our boys’ lively, enquiring minds. Lockdown offered an opportunity to all of us to explore new interests and hobbies. Here are some useful links to set you on your way:

Useful Links

 

James Dyson Foundation STEM challenges for curious minds

Code Break is a series of Coding & Computer Science weekly challenges including step-by-step courses on making apps, games and websites

Cosmic Shambles is a network that brings together the world’s leading scientists, comedians, writers and performers to create entertaining content fuelled by curiosity

Access Mars is an interactive experience that lets you explore a 3D replica of the Martian surface

Nasa at Home features virtual apps and tours from the International Space Station to the Hubble telescope

Take a look at stories that shape our world with a series of fascinating documentary films

The Big History Project takes you on an interactive journey through time

Explore the British Museum and its fascinating exhibits

Find out more about VE Day with English Heritage

The Home Front at the National Archives  – explore what life was like for those here in Britain

Find out about the incredible work of the code breakers during the Second World War at Bletchley Park

Melvyn Bragg and guests debate the past in a series of fascinating BBC Radio 4 podcasts

Share your experience and take part as Museum of the Home document people’s home lives during the coronavirus pandemic in the UK

Explore the fascinating Roman Empire

Visit China’s most famous attraction The Great Wall of China

Live web cams at the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium in California

Explore the majestic peaks of Machu Picchu in Peru

Discover Yosemite National Park in California like never before

Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt – impressive engineering feats from the ancient world

Follow in the footsteps of the explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and visit the great continent of Antarctica

Dive deep under water and discover what lives in our vast oceans

Take a virtual tour of Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh

Chase the Northern Lights with a Virtual Aurora Tour

Marvel at the majestic Grand Canyon

Discover the Vatican Museum

Dive deep under water and explore the Great Barrier Reef

Google Arts and Culture Project allows you to wander through the world’s best art galleries. High-quality virtual tours and lots of great information

Experience the Royal Academy Picasso and Paper Exhibition in this video tour of the galleries

Discover more about the famous masterpieces on display at the Rijksmuseum

Visit the Louvre museum’s stunning exhibition rooms and galleries

Explore the world’s greatest book festival as the Hay Festival goes online

Discover the fascinating Frick Collection, one of New York’s finest Art galleries

 

Free streaming service Royal Albert Home – artists sharing their work from their homes to yours

Cirque du Soleil offers an escape from everyday life through the delight and whimsy of their shows

The Royal Opera House presents Live from Covent Garden – a celebration of Opera and Ballet