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Science - In the spotlight

Everyday genius

The latest Science Museum exhibition Hidden Heroes explores the everyday objects that are examples of scientific genius we couldn't live without.

What is it?

From egg cartons to adhesive tape, these inventions are things we take for granted, yet came into being through unusual and interesting means. Among the tales are how a descending plane may have inspired the design of bubble wrap and how Napoleon's request for the preservation of food for his troops led to the tin can.

The exhibition is open until 5 June. Booking is required for school trips.

Who is it for?

The exhibition is suitable for key stages 3, 4 and 5.

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