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Miss Molecule & Friends

Free educational resources to inspire and engage young people into STEM subjects

30 May 2024

Miss Molecule & Friends is a series of inspirational digital resources, aligned to the school curriculum, to be used independently by teachers, parents, and the public to educate and inform children aged between 9 and 11 years. The resources cover a variety of subjects and industries related to renewable energy, critical minerals, sustainability, biodiversity, and wellbeing.

Through animation and real-life interviews, the resources tackle the circular economy, as well as the wider picture of climate change and economic benefits associated with our natural resources.

The first episode features Lithium – where it comes from, is found, and what it is used for – and includes interviews with Cornish Lithium who explain their sustainable extraction methods being pioneered in Cornwall.

Cornish Lithium are using the resources as part of their community and educational outreach programmes in schools and local community groups, helping local people get excited about their heritage and the role that mineral extraction could play in Cornwall’s future. Zoe Richardson, who works in Engagement & Outreach at Cornish Lithium, says: “Miss Molecule is a great resource highlighting the role of Cornwall in addressing climate change, and provides real-life industry examples, which allow teachers and educators to deliver these lessons in an engaging manner.”

The project is a collaboration between Studio Wallop, Cornish Lithium and GeoScience Limited. We thank The Institute of Engineering and Technology and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers for funding an episode of Miss Molecule & Friends.

To view the resources and keep up to date with new episodes, please visit: www.missmolecule.co.uk

Suzie Doe

Visual Communications & Outreach, GeoScience Limited

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