Stay Learning. Around the World in a Day: Towers with Samsung and the British Museum
Together with our partner the British Museum, we’re inviting you to discover some of the world’s most amazing architecture through our hand-picked collection of the British Museum’s objects, which you can use as inspiration for your very own design! Look closely at intricate decorative details, study the buildings of ancient and modern civilisations and have fun using your preferred artistic tools to develop your digital creative skills.
What you build and how you build it is totally up to you. Use your favourite digital drawing app, have a go on Minecraft, sketch ideas on paper, or build something using cardboard, building blocks or found materials. Then, why not bring your creations to life using your digital device to take photos and videos, create GIFs or stop motion animations?
Share your creations with us on social media using #MuseumFromHome and tagging us at @SamsungUK.
Now let us take you on a virtual journey across the globe and across time, from the comfort of your own home!
Since 2009, the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre at the British Museum has been offering an innovative digital learning programme for schools and families. Through this programme children and young people can learn about and interact with the Museum’s collection using the latest Samsung technology. While the British Museum’s doors may currently be closed, you can still see its extensive collection online, and together we want to continue inspiring children and young people to build, experiment, invent and create.
Challenge 1: Towers
Many busy hands are needed to build the tallest tower in the world. Pulleys and winches, chisels and compasses, what tools will you use to build your tower?
This tower is hidden in the eye of a storm whilst a battle rages. Will the world around your tower be high drama or calm and peaceful?
Once rising to the sky, here toppling to the ground, this tower was destined to fall. What will be the fate of your tower?
This tower looks like a mighty lighthouse telling ships to stay clear but the only thing it could actually tell is the time. Will your tower be a lookout on the cliffs or a clock in your home?
Looking like it will topple any moment, this famous tower's tilt has stood the test of time. Will your tower be built on level ground or shaky foundations?
The tallest building in the world, but only for a year. Will you win the race to build a ladder to the stars?
Is that a ship on the horizon? Lookouts keep this fortification safe. Could your tower be used to spot approaching enemies?
The higher you go, the narrower it gets. Will your tower be tall and narrow or wide and short?
This image combines many of London's famous towers. How many can you spot?
This imaginary mill harnessed the power of wind and horses to produce flour. Will your tower have a purpose?
About Samsung and the British Museum
Samsung and the British Museum have been working together in partnership since 2009, developing an engaging and innovative digital learning programme through the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre which is offered free to schools and families. It offers the most ambitious and extensive on-site digital learning programme of any UK museum. Since 2009, the programme has attracted more than 150,000 school students and families.
The Samsung Digital Discovery Centre is a digital learning hub for children and young people to learn about and interact with the British Museum's collection. This activity combines two of the centre’s most popular activities: Build Roman Britain in Minecraft, where visitors embark on their own Roman inspired construction projects, and Around the World in a Day, where students investigate cultures of ancient societies.
The Samsung Digital Discovery Centre forms a part of Samsung's global commitment in 'supporting education and empowering the next generation of innovators’. The partnership represents our shared belief in the importance of learning about the world's history and cultures to better understand the present and prepare for the future.