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at home


Make sure you measure up 

Our measurement challenges are a chance for everyone to have some fun and learn about the science of measurement. How heavy, how long, how fast, how bright....? All these measurements will be investigated and you will find out why measurement matters in our everyday lives.

This is your chance to be curious, take some measurements and compare your results. Join in, have fun and learn some real practical science!

Follow us on social media and share pictures of your tests using the hashtag #MeasurementAtHome.

*Our latest challenge –  What is the difference between heat and temperature?


Support NPL's new STEM initiative  

These challenges are  created to support purposeful and varied practical science as recommended by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and are led by Outreach Manager, Andrew Hanson MBE.

If you would like to suggest experiments we can include, please get in touch.  

Please pass the details to friends and family - get involved and share the science!


All our Measurement at home challenges are listed below

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