Superheroes Unlimited

Calling all budding superheroes! Join our super-team on their mission to save the world with science!

Meet the Superheroes Unlimited team and explore the resources below to help you on your journey to becoming a science superhero.


What do superheroes and physicists have in common?

Do they…

A) Help and heal others

B) Protect our climate

C) Build new inventions

D) All of the above

Find out the answer to this question and more in the Institute of Physics’s free family-friendly resource: Superheroes Unlimited.

Superheroes Unlimited began as an exhibition at 37 Caledonian Road, London, featuring hands-on activities, experiments, workshops and play days there and in the local area.

IOP Superheroes Unlimited text above a sketch of the globe and physics industries

Meet our superheroes

Time to introduce you to five amazing role models and the work they do to meet the challenges we face as a society, a species and as residents of planet Earth.

Activity pack

Start your superhero adventure by downloading our activity pack now.

Superheroes Unlimited activity pack

Meet our five amazing role models and the work they do to solve the challenges we face as residents of planet Earth. Inside you’ll find experiments and activities to do together, and puzzles to challenge you and get you thinking like a physicist. Perfect for ages 7 and up.

Download (PDF, 8.18MB)

Family event and teacher resources

Looking for an exciting lesson plan for your class? Or running an event for families and need some ideas? Download our resource pack now to help you bring science superheroes to your classroom and events and share how physics is being used to save the world.

These free resources include: a presentation, worksheets, activity instructions and templates, and profiles of diverse science role models. They can be embedded in lessons and existing event formats, run as dedicated workshops or used to inspire new ideas! Perfect for Key Stage 2 students, and families with children aged 6-11.

Any queries or feedback, please email: [email protected].

Note: Please read the Superheroes Unlimited Family Event Guide for event use and the Superheroes Unlimited Teacher Guide for classroom use.

Limit Less

Superheroes Unlimited is part of the IOP’s Limit Less campaign, to support young people to change the world and fulfil their potential by doing physics.

Doing physics can open up a huge range of opportunities but, unfortunately, too many children are told that there are limits to who and what they can be when they grow up. As parents and carers, you have a vital role to play in making sure that your child can fulfil their potential. By having conversations about science and taking part in activities together, you’re helping to give your child a great start as they begin thinking about what they want to do to change the world for the better.

Find out more and join the campaign.

Any Questions?

Email: [email protected] or call us on: + 44 (0)20 7470 4800.