First Class Scientists

In this activity children design their own stamps to celebrate a significant development that has impacted upon modern life.

Description

The 350th anniversary of the Royal Society was celebrated by Royal Mail with a new split-stamp design. The ten 1st Class stamps feature significant figures from the Royal Society whose portraits are paired with dramatic and colourful images representing their achievements.

Children will design their own stamps to celebrate a significant development that has impacted upon modern life.  They will also consider which technology they think is most important. 

Learning Objective:

-    the names of some of the most important scientists

Children will learn:

-    about the significant scientific developments made by some scientists

-    how those developments have shaped our lives today

 

Famous Scientists
Acknowledgements

These resources were initially developed in partnership with the Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University.