The London and South East Branch helps make waves

14 January 2016

The London and South East branch (@IOPLSE) has recently worked closely with Children’s Radio UK Ltd (‘CRUK’) to consult on content for the Fun Kids “So You Want to Know about… Waves?” audio series.

Fun Kids

Focused towards children aged 7 to 13, and supported by a 2015 IOP Public Engagement grant, the aim of the “So You Want to know about … “ project was to help introduce children to the what, how and why of waves; namely light and sound waves. Particular focus was given to those physical properties of waves relevant for communication with the listener inspired to explore the topic further through a series of fun and informative short online audio features and resources.

Gregory Watson, Managing Director of ‘CRUK’, said of the initiative and collaboration,

“From water waves through sound waves to light waves, our aim is to help more children find out about physics and, with 2015 having been the International Year of Light, discover the significant impact that light has in our everyday lives - and not just by helping us to see! It has been great to work with Mark (LSE Chairperson, Dr Mark Telling) and other members of the IOP London and South East Branch, and to have their help in creating the scripts for the audio series"

The audio content is currently available for download from the Fun Kids web page ( as well in the form of podcasts on iTunes

About Fun Kids: Fun Kids (the radio name for CRUK) helps children learn by creating audio and online content which encourages them to listen, imagine and develop interaction skills. Fun Kids, however, is not just a station for children – it is very much a family experience, with over 620,000 children and parents listening across the UK each month.

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