It’s Christmas, and one of the things I love the most about this festive season are the many clever and fun advent calendars. This year, I wanted to focus on Science Advents. Here are my top 10 all-time favourites.
A physics Advent calendar. With 24 small, simple experiments and physics mysteries for the young and old.
you can follow them on twitter, facebook or instagram
Another great advent calendar from Compound Interest. This year, and to celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table they have produced a history of chemistry timeline. over the next 24 days, we will be treated to chemistry from 1780 to 2018. You can follow on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates.
3. Animals with Wonderfully weird names — Rosemary Mocso
A twitter advent Calendar of animals with wonderfully weird names. December 1st kicked off with a tweet on the Paradoxical Frog. Why is it paradoxical? As Rosemary points out below, this very large tadpole becomes one very small frog. You can follow Rosemary on twitter (@RosemaryMosco) for the latest calendar update.
This online advent calendar is amazing, each day they open a door and dazzle with images and the background to the image.
We couldn’t post this entry without mentioning our own science advent calendar now, could we? Each day this year we will be opening a door and revealing a member of Team Remarkablz and a famous scientist, engineer, or inventor who has made considerable contributions to their field. If you haven’t heard about The Remarkablz, we’ve turned our favourite science heroes into superheroes. Their discoveries and inventions are the source of their superpowers.
This is the 11th annual Hubble Space Telescope Advent Calendar. Every day until December 25, a new image of our universe from NASA’s Hubble telescope will be revealed. You can also follow the updates on Twitter (@TheAtlPhoto) or Facebook,
Open the boxes for a daily treat from the Royal Institution’s CHRISTMAS LECTURES. This one may be from 2017 but I still love it. The advent calendar covers the RI’s CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2017 which focused on The language of life. The design is fun and interactive.
8. Finding Ada
Every day Finding Ada is featuring a woman in STEM. Follow Their twitter account so you don’t miss out!
Full disclosure I only saw this online, but I love the idea of 24 activities for 24 days of the advent. The description mentions that the calendar covers biology, Paleontology, physics, chemistry and more!
This is another old one, dates back to 2012, but it is brilliant — and I’m not just saying that because I helped develop it… It is still as relevant today as it was back in 2012.
And a few others just to keep you busy
- Herschel Advent Calendar
- Lego Starwards Advent (not quite science but it is Star Wars so I couldn’t resist adding it)
Hope you enjoyed those as much as I did/do!
(founder — The Remarkablz)