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Forces and Materials
Bridge Builder KS2
Available: In centre, At your school
Forces KS1
Available: In centre, At your school
Humpty Dumpty KS1
Available: In centre, At your school
Mars Mission Madness KS2
Available: In centre, At your school
Forces KS2
Available: In centre, At your school
Materials Magic
Available: In centre, At your school
Available in the Spring Term
Materials Mystery
Available: In centre, At your school
Available in the Autumn Term
Human Body
Bodies and Bones KS1
Available: In centre, At your school
Pass it On KS2
Available: In centre, At your school
Kits
Construction Kit
Available: In centre, At your school
Maths Kit
Available: In centre, At your school
Forces Kit
Available: In centre, At your school
Available in the Autumn Term
Numeracy Kit
Available: In centre, At your school
Available in the Spring Term
Light and Sound
Bodyworks KS2
Available: In centre, At your school
Colourdome KS2
Available: At your school
Light and Sound KS2
Available: In centre, At your school
Colourdome KS1
Available: At your school
Maths
Maths Detective KS2
Available: In centre, At your school
Available in the Autumn Term
Animal Planet
Available: In centre, At your school
We Are the Champions
Available: In centre, At your school
The Measure of Medicine
Available: In centre, At your school
Technifest
Available: In centre, At your school
CSI - The Blood Room
Available: In centre, At your school
Mathamagic
Available: In centre
Reinventing the Wheel KS2
Available: In centre, At your school
Party Maths KS1
Available: In centre, At your school
The Post Office KS1
Available: In centre, At your school
Funancial Times
Available: In centre, At your school
Programming
Dancing Birds KS1
Available: In centre
Roaring Lion KS2
Available: In centre
Spinning Top KS2
Available: In centre
Science
I am a Scientist KS1
Available: In centre, At your school
Body in Lab
Available: In centre, At your school
Elfyn's Christmas Wish
Available: In centre
Available from 19th November to 21st December
Spectroscopy in a Suitcase
Available: In centre, At your school
Explore your Universe
Available: In centre, At your school
Destination Space KS3
Available: In centre, At your school
Stardome Planetarium
Available: At your school
Rockets
Available: In centre, At your school
Forces
Available: In centre, At your school
Explore Your Universe (EYU)
Available: In centre, At your school
CSI The Lab
Available: In centre, At your school
CellDome
Available: At your school
Solar Power KS2
Available: In centre, At your school
Toybox Science KS1
Available: In centre, At your school
SIAS F1
Available: In centre, At your school
Space
Destination Space KS2
Available: In centre, At your school
Destination Space KS1
Available: In centre, At your school
Stardome KS1/2
Available: At your school
Forces and Materials
Bridge Builder KS2

Using paper, straws, sticky tape, and other stationery, pupils construct a bridge to support a load.

Can you identify the successful elements of your bridge?

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Science

The properties of materials relating to their uses.

Use apparatus and equipment correctly and safely.

Deciding whether the approach/method was successful.

Design and Technology

Use a range of materials, making choices based on their developing knowledge of how they should be used.

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Design and Technology

Select from and use materials, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities.

Evaluate their ideas and products.

Apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce structures.

Available: In centre, At your school
Forces KS1

Explore different types of forces, what they can do and how they can help us day to day in this interactive science show!

Learn about pushes and pulls and about friction.

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Science

Forces of different kinds, e.g. gravity, friction and air resistance.

The ways in which forces can affect movement and how forces can be compared.

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Science

Notice that some forces need contact between two objects.

Explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object.

Identify the effects of air resistance and friction that act between moving surface.

Available: In centre, At your school
Humpty Dumpty KS1

Can we save Humpty from breaking?! Pupils will investigate the properties of materials relating to their uses, and the different kinds of forces involved.

During the challenge pupils will investigate the properties of materials relating to their uses, the science behind every-day objects and the way they are constructed and work, and the different kinds of forces involved.

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Personal and Social Development, Well-being and Cultural Diversity

Activities that allow them to become independent learners.

Creative Development

Explore and investigate in the indoor learning environment.

Be involved in activities that allow them to work in groups.

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Science

Distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made.

Identify and name a variety of everyday materials.

Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials for particular uses.

Available: In centre, At your school
Introduction to Chemistry KS2

What is a chemical reaction?

Learn how to identify reactions through experiments involving colour changes, bubbles of gas, temperature changes and luminous glows in this exciting show.

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Science

Predictions using some previous knowledge and understanding.

Make careful observations.

Use some prior knowledge to explain links between cause and effect when concluding.

Available: In centre
Mars Mission Madness KS2

How do you cushion your fragile craft for its landing and can you identify the forces involved?

During the challenge pupils will investigate the properties of materials relating to their uses, the science behind every-day objects and the way they are constructed and work, and the different kinds of forces involved.

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Science

The properties of materials relating to their uses.

The relative positions and key features of the Sun and planets in the solar system.

Use apparatus and equipment correctly and safely.

Deciding whether the approach/method was successful.

Design and Technology

Use a range of materials, making choices based on their developing knowledge of how they should be used.

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Science

Explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object.

Describe the movement of the Earth and other planets relative to the Sun in the solar system.

Design and Technology

Select from and use materials, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities.

Evaluate their ideas and products.

Available: In centre, At your school
Forces KS2

Uncover the mysteries of gravity, magnetism and pressure.

Are you brave enough to sit on a seat of nails? Explore different types of forces, what they can do and how they can help us day to day in this interactive science show!

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Science

Forces of different kinds, e.g. gravity, friction and air resistance.

The ways in which forces can affect movement and how forces can be compared.

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Science

Notice that some forces need contact between two objects.

Explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object.

Identify the effects of air resistance and friction that act between moving surface.

Available: In centre, At your school
Materials Magic
Available in the Spring Term

Pupils investigate and explore the real life applications of materials in this fun, interactive show. Pupils explore through magic show-like interactive demonstrations, including the use of smart materials, potty putty and, of course, making a white rabbit appear! Pupils are encouraged to offer their own explanations for what they have observed. Through open questioning and exploration, pupils build on their own experiences of materials to develop their knowledge and understanding.

 

Available: In centre, At your school
Materials Mystery
Available in the Autumn Term

Delyth is visiting her cousin and aunt on Dragon Island but her cousin Dilwyn has gone missing. Help Delyth rescue Dilwyn by using a range of materials to solve challenges. Can you free Dilwyn from the clutches of Rugwurse the Terrible?

Available: In centre, At your school
Human Body
Bodies and Bones KS1

Delve inside yourself and investigate healthy eating and how the body works.

Meet Monty the skeleton to discover more about the different functions of your bones! In small groups, put together a balanced meal and then journey through the digestive system to find out where food travels through the body.

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Personal and Social Development, Well-being and Cultural Diversity

Activities that allow them to make healthy choices and to develop and understand their own bodies.

Activities that allow them to adopt a range of roles, including leadership within a small group, paired learning or working within a team.

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Science

Identify and name the basic parts of the human body.

Describe the basic needs of humans for survival (water, food).

Available: In centre, At your school
Pass it On KS2

Become biological scientists for the duration of this hands on workshop as you consider where people get their characteristics from. Discover what DNA is by extracting your own DNA using chemicals and lab equipment.

This is also suitable as a transition day activity for years 6 & 7 to work together.

Maximum numbers of 30 per workshop

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Science

Use apparatus and equipment correctly and safely.

Communicate any hazards and risks to themselves and others.

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Science

Recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents.

Taking measurements, using scientific equipment.

Available: In centre, At your school
Kits
Construction Kit

Investigate shapes, construct bridges and recreate famous structures.

Use specially designed building blocks to design and create a wide range of buildings and structures. Construct 2D and 3D shapes, test the strength of bridges and build the tallest tower in the class.

This kit is available all year.

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Mathematical Development

Shape, length and weight/mass.

Creative Development

Explore, investigate and use the indoor learning environment.

Be involved in different types of play and a range of planned activities, including those that are child initiated.

Be involved in activities that allow them to work as individuals and in groups.

Available: In centre, At your school
Maths Kit

Can you move the Towers of Brahma and Hanoi?

Multiply numbers, build pyramids and solve the Pythagoras Puzzle of 2D shapes, allowing you to explore practical maths through fun and teamwork.

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Mathematics

Shape, length, weight/mass.

Available: In centre, At your school
Forces Kit
Available in the Autumn Term

Investigate shapes, construct bridges and recreate famous structures. Use specially designed building blocks to design and create a wide range of buildings and structures. Construct 2D and 3D shapes, test the strength of bridges and build the tallest tower in the class.

Available: In centre, At your school
Numeracy Kit
Available in the Spring Term

Explore practical maths puzzles and use your numeracy skills to pack a box, build octohedra or square-based pyramids, arrange numbers into the correct multiplication table and solve the crazy paving.

Available: In centre, At your school
Light and Sound
Bodyworks KS2

Take part in five interactive activities about the skeleton and organs, ligaments and tendons, food and the heart.

Work together to find out how fast you heart beats after exercise and how much sugar is in different types of food.

Curriculum Links for Wales

Science

The names, positions, functions and relative sizes of a human’s main organs.

The need for a variety of foods and exercise for human good health.

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Science

Identify that humans have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.

Describe the functions of the heart.

Recognise the impact of diet and exercise on the way their bodies function.

Available: In centre, At your school
Colourdome KS2

Immerse your pupils in a unique and exciting inflatable dome experience.

Enter our inflatable dome to do experiments in the dark! Use torches, lasers,
glowsticks and much, much more to discover the marvels of colour and light.

The Dome can accommodate up to 30 children plus teachers/adults.

Each show is tailored to the ages and abilities of your pupils. Shows last about 30-45 minutes including time for questions and discussion.

Curriculum Links for Wales

Science

How light travels and how this can be used.

Curriculum Links for England

Science

Recognise that they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light.

Notice that light is reflected from surfaces.

Recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines.

Available: At your school
Light and Sound KS2

Find out about the mystery of light and sound!

How does light travel?
How can it be changed?

Join us in playing some unique musical
instruments and discover how vibrating objects produce sound.

*If at your school this show requires an environment that can be darkened.

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Science

How different sounds are produced and the way that sound travels.

How light travels and how this can be used.

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Science

Notice that light is reflected from surfaces.

Recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous.

Recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines.

Explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes.

Identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating.

Recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear.

Find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it.

Find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it.

Available: In centre, At your school
Light and Sound in the Jungle KS1

Can you make a rainbow indoors or an instrument out of a straw?

Join our intrepid explorers Ffion and Dafydd as they journey to the jungles of South America in search of a very rare and unusual frog. Amazing sights and strange sounds await, so get your backpack ready – we’re off on an adventure!

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Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Understand that light comes from a variety of sources, such as the Sun, and that darkness is the absence of light.

Understand that there are many kinds and sources of sound, that sounds travel away from sources and that they are heard when they enter the ear.

Available: In centre
Colourdome KS1

Immerse your pupils in a unique and exciting inflatable dome experience, with interactive 360° audio visual presentations.

Enter our inflatable dome to do experiments in the dark! Use torches, lasers,
glowsticks and much, much more to discover the marvels of colour and light.

The Dome can accommodate up to 30 children plus teachers/adults.

Each show is tailored to the ages and abilities of your pupils. Shows last about 30-45 minutes including time for questions and discussion.

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Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Understand that light comes from a variety of sources, such as the Sun, and that darkness is the absence of light.

Available: At your school
Maths
Maths Detective KS2
Available in the Autumn Term

There has been a break-in at Hetty Hitech’s laboratory.

One million X-cubes were stolen! TQG’s Detective needs some quick thinking deputies to help on this top-secret case. Can you outsmart a criminal mastermind?

This show is more suited for years 5 & 6.

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Mathematics

Developing numerical reasoning, managing money, length, weight/mass, capacity, time, area and volume and number sequences.

Available: In centre, At your school
Animal Planet

Help design enclosure layouts for a zoo, farm and nature reserve using numeracy skills to keep to the brief provided. Have you ever thought about how many careers working with animals there are?

Available: In centre, At your school
We Are the Champions

Take part in an interactive game show highlighting numeracy skills related to sport. Use probability to predict the success of a penalty, estimate the length of a world rally stage and use mental maths in the lightning round.

Available: In centre, At your school
The Measure of Medicine

Will your medication reach its target or are the odds stacked against you?

Students will complete several mathematical challenges related to the development of new medicines; involving real world considerations, reasoned thinking and data analysis.

Available: In centre, At your school
Technifest

Explore what maths has to do with the music industry with practical challenges involving planning a music festival bill, calculating royalties and even performing live music.

Pupils will find out the answer in this fast-paced musical workshop.

Working in teams, every aspect of the music business will be explored through practical challenges, calculating royalties, planning a festival bill and even performing live music.

Skills in data handling, reasoning, teamwork and communication will all be developed, and pupils will meet all sorts of music industry professionals to offer advice along the way.

Available: In centre, At your school
CSI - The Blood Room

Students assume the role of a bloodstain pattern analyst, applying mathematical principles to collect evidence.

Students will calculate the area of convergence and point of origin using measuring skills and trigonometry.

Available: In centre, At your school
Mathamagic

Mathamagic is a unique experience in practical mathematics with activities that explore the curriculum areas of number, shape, space and measurement.

It contains a large number of activities that explore the curriculum areas of number, shape, space and measurement. A complementary presentation in the Science Theatre provides an extra mathematical experience.

Curriculum Links for Wales

Number 1 & 3, Algebra, Handling Data 2

Curriculum Links for England

Creativity: B, Applications and Implications of Mathematics, Representing: C, Analysing: A, B & D.

Available: In centre
The Adventures of Dr Isosceles KS2

Follow our intrepid adventurer through the jungles of Peru and use your maths skills to help uncover lost treasure!

Treasure hunting Professor Monty has mysteriously disappeared in Peru. Solve puzzles with Dr Isosceles to follow in the missing professor’s footsteps and track down the treasure. There are lots of puzzles to solve along the way. Read the map to work out where to go, and change your money into a different currency. Can you work out the time difference in Peru? Calculate measurements, sort shapes and positions to find the missing fortune and keep out of danger if you can!

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Mathematics

Developing numerical reasoning, managing money, length, temperature, time, area and number sequences.

Available: In centre
Reinventing the Wheel KS2

Build a LEGO measuring wheel and use it to investigate historical units of length.

The class results are analysed before the gear ratios are explored to allow you to use your measuring wheel in metres and centimetres.

Curriculum Links for Wales

This workshop involves pupils working together to follow instructions to build a measuring wheel using a variety of components.

Mathematics

Length.

Available: In centre, At your school
Party Maths KS1

Delyth’s friends want to throw her a birthday party, but they need your help!

Can you use your maths skills to work out the best time for the party, and create exciting sequence party games for the decorations?

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Mathematical Development

Developing numerical reasoning, managing money, time, shape and pattern.

Personal and Social Development, Well-being and Cultural Diversity

Activities that allow them to adopt a range of roles, including leadership within a small group, paired learning or working within a team.

Available: In centre, At your school
The Post Office KS1

Become a Post Office apprentice in this fun workshop!

Use your maths skills to send the mail so it arrives at the right address, check the weight of the parcels and find out where postcards have been sent from around the world.

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Mathematical Development

Developing numerical reasoning, managing money, shape, pattern and weight/mass.

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Use simple maps, to find where places are and how places relate to other places.

Available: In centre, At your school
Funancial Times

The numeracy skills required for a career in the financial sector are introduced in hands-on activities simulating world trading. Which students will create the most resources and which will earn the most money?

Available: In centre, At your school
Programming
Coding Challenge KS2

Pupils will work in pairs to build a boat following instructions on screen. They programme the boat to move using Scratch programming.

*More suitable for upper KS2

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Information and Communication Technology

Use a range of ICT resources and equipment collaboratively.

Digital Competence Framework

Problem solving and modelling.

Available: In centre
Dancing Birds KS1

Work in teams following visual instructions to build your dancing bird.

Using investigative skills, you will discover how changing a belt and pulley will affect how the birds spin, as well as adding sound effects.

This hands-on workshop allows pupil to work together to build birds out of Lego and then programme them to move.

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Personal and Social Development, Well- being and Cultural Diversity

Different resources such as those in interactive forms.

Activities that allow them to adopt a range of roles, including leadership within a small group, paired learning or working within a team.

Digital Competence Framework

Problem solving and modelling.

Available: In centre
Hungry Alligator KS1

Find out how mechanisms work together to make your alligator’s mouth open and close.

Explore how to make the alligator eat by pressing a button or by responding to movement in front of a sensor.

Curriculum Links for Wales

Personal and Social Development, Well- being and Cultural Diversity

Different resources such as those in interactive forms.

Activities that allow them to adopt a range of roles, including leadership within a small group, paired learning or working within a team.

Digital Competence Framework

Problem solving and modelling.

Available: In centre
Drumming Monkey KS2

Use mechanisms to move the monkey’s arms up and down to play the drums.

You can develop your own rhythm by adjusting the speed of the motor, the position of the cams, and also add sound effects.

This hands-on workshop allows pupil to work together to build a monkey out of Lego and then programme it to move.

Suitable for years 5 and 6.

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Information and Communication Technology

Use a range of ICT resources and equipment collaboratively.

Digital Competence Framework

Problem solving and modelling.

Available: In centre
Roaring Lion KS2

Use programming to instruct your lion to sit up, roar, lie down and snore.

Working in teams, you will then discover how your lion can respond to a sensor before continuing with the program.

More suitable for years 3 and 4.

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This hands-on workshop allows pupil to work together to build a lion out of Lego and then programme it to move.

Information and Communication Technology

Use a range of ICT resources and equipment collaboratively.

Digital Competence Framework

Problem solving and modelling.

Available: In centre
Spinning Top KS2

Discover how small changes can have big effects by changing the properties of your spinning top to alter the spin duration.

You will also learn how to program your spinner to recognise motion and make sound effects.

More suitable for years 5 and 6.

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This hands-on workshop allows pupil to work together to build a spinning top out of Lego and then programme it to move.

Information and Communication Technology

Use a range of ICT resources and equipment collaboratively.

Digital Competence Framework

Problem solving and modelling.

Available: In centre
Science
I am a Scientist KS1

Are certain jobs more suited to boys, girls or both?

Draw your own idea of what a scientist looks like. A hands-on activity will prove that anyone can be a scientist and you will redraw your picture, modelling it on yourself!

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Personal and Social Development, Well-being and Cultural Diversity

Activities that allow them to adopt a range of roles, including leadership within a small group, paired learning or working within a team.

Activities that allow them to become independent learners.

Activities that allow them to communicate their ideas, values and beliefs about themselves, others and the world.

Activities that allow them to solve problems and discuss outcomes.

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Design and Technology

Build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable

Available: In centre, At your school
Body in Lab

This two hour workshop introduces the principles of Spectroscopic Techniques. Combining theory and practical with our Portable IR and UV/Vis Spectrometers, this workshop gets students hands-on to solve a murder mystery.

Available: In centre, At your school
Elfyn's Christmas Wish
Available from 19th November to 21st December

Meet Elfyn, the elf who desperately wants to work in Santa’s workshop. But first he must complete the tasks set for him by Santa. He must use science to pass the test and become one of Santa’s helpers.

Available: In centre
Spectroscopy in a Suitcase

This 1.5-2 hour workshop covers the principles of different spectroscopic techniques. The activities provide hands-on experience with portable IR and NMR spectrometers and use real life contexts to demonstrate the applications of the techniques.

Available: In centre, At your school
Explore your Universe

Using intriguing equipment not usually available to schools, students deepen they understanding of physics; magnets and fields, electrons and charge, and how we observe our Universe. This workshop will inspire students with the astounding  work of UK scientist and engineers within STFC.

Available: In centre, At your school
Destination Space KS3

This workshop focuses on key skills needed to work in the space industry. Students control a robotic arm , design a circuit system for the ISS and investigate the best materials to solve a carbon dioxide emergency.

Available: In centre, At your school
Stardome Planetarium

Explore the universe like never before, investigating the formation of the Earth and Moon, the life and death of stars and the large scale structure of space.

Available: At your school
Rockets

Prepare for blast-off with this hands-on workshop!

Design and build rockets powered by air and water, then put the designs to the test by launching your rockets.

Available: In centre, At your school
Forces

This lively show brings the subject of forces to life through a series of volunteer-led experiments.

Investigate a range of topics including Newton’s laws, gravity, friction, electromagnetism and pressure.

Available: In centre, At your school
Explore Your Universe (EYU)

Using intriguing equipment not usually available to schools, students deepen their understanding of physics; magnets and fields, electrons and charge and how we observe our Universe. This workshop will inspire students with the astounding work of UK scientists and engineers within STFC.

Available: In centre, At your school
CSI The Lab

The evidence has been gathered, but who committed the crime?

Hone your lab skills and undertake a series of forensic tests in order to track down the killer.

Available: In centre, At your school
CellDome

Take a journey inside animal and plant cells and examine the difference between them in this educational show.

This interactive show gives pupils a micro view on a macro scale. Animal and plant cells and their organelles are presented, including an introduction to specialised cells, their functions and interrelations.

Requirements
The area must be indoors and have sufficient headroom (4.2m) and floor space (7.5m x 7.5m). 240v ac mains power supply is required.

Curriculum Links for Wales

Science

Interdependence of Organisms 1 & 3

Curriculum Links for England

Science

Organisms, Behavior and Health: A

Available: At your school
Solar Power KS2

Harness the power of light!

Get stuck in with a K’NEX challenge to design and construct a solar-powered fairground ride. The most successful team is the one that can build the most efficient ride.

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Science

The use of electricity.

The relative positions of the Sun and planets in the solar system.

Describing any amendments made to the planned approach/method.

Suggesting how the approach/method could have been improved.

Design and Technology

Use a range of components, making choices based on their developing knowledge of how they should be used.

Curriculum Links for England

Design and Technology

Apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures.

Understand and use mechanical systems in their products.

Available: In centre, At your school
Colour Changing Chemicals

A transition activity in which pupils explore acids and alkalis, look at the pH scale and make their own indicator using red cabbage.

Available: In centre
Toybox Science KS1

In this interactive show, pupils will investigate how toys work and use their scientific reasoning skills to sort the toys into groups.

The class will work in small groups to be creative using natural materials. Pupils will investigate toys that use gravity, magnets, batteries as well other ways of operating.

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Knowledge and Understanding of the World – Myself and Non-Living Things

Experiment with different everyday objects and use their senses to sort them into groups according to simple features.

Develop an awareness of, and be able to distinguish between, made and natural materials.

Available: In centre, At your school
SIAS F1

This one hour workshop provides a fantastic introduction to Organic Chemistry and Spectroscopy. Using our Portable IR spectrometers, students will use IR theory to identify bonds in car fluids and will work out what an unknown sample is by running their own tests.

Available: In centre, At your school
Space
Destination Space KS2

Destination Space is a show funded by the ASDC and UK Space Agency.

We are looking for new recruits, and you have been chosen the crew for simulated mission training, as we learn what it takes to be an astronaut, scientist or engineer working in the space industry. Through problem solving and experiments students get the chance to use their communication, mathematical, science, and team working skills to control a robot arm, design a solar system for the International Space Station and investigate the best materials to solve a water leak on board.

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Science

The properties of materials relating to their uses.

The uses of electricity and its control in simple circuits.

Use apparatus and equipment correctly and safely.

Make careful observations and accurate measurements.

Available: In centre, At your school
Destination Space KS1

We are looking for new recruits, and you have been chosen the crew for simulated mission training, as we learn what it takes to be an astronaut, scientist or engineer working in the space industry. Through problem solving and experiments students get the chance to use their communication, mathematical, science, and team working skills to investigate the best materials to solve a carbon dioxide emergency on board.

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Personal and Social Development, Well-being and Cultural Diversity

Activities that allow them to solve problems and discuss outcomes.

Available: In centre, At your school
Stardome KS1/2

Immerse your pupils in a unique and exciting inflatable dome experience, with interactive 360° audio visual presentations.

Blast off on a trip across the universe aboard our inflatable planetarium,
stopping off at the Sun, the Moon, planets and stars along the way!

The Dome can accommodate up to 30 children plus teachers/adults.

Each show is tailored to the ages and abilities of your pupils. Shows last about 30-45 minutes including time for questions and discussion.

Curriculum Links for Wales

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Engage with resources from a variety of contexts including interactive form.

Understand that light comes from a variety of sources, such as the Sun, and that darkness is the absence of light.

Available: At your school
Forces and Materials
Bridge Builder KS2
Using paper, straws, sticky tape, and other stationery, pupils construct a bridge to support a load. Can you ... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
Forces KS1
Explore different types of forces, what they can do and how they can help us day to day in this interactive science show! ... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
Humpty Dumpty KS1
Can we save Humpty from breaking?! Pupils will investigate the properties of materials relating to their uses, and the different kinds of forces involved. ... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
Introduction to Chemistry KS2
What is a chemical reaction? Learn how to identify reactions through experiments involving colour changes, bu... Read More
Available: In centre
Mars Mission Madness KS2
How do you cushion your fragile craft for its landing and can you identify the forces involved? During the ch... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
Forces KS2
Uncover the mysteries of gravity, magnetism and pressure. Are you brave enough to sit on a seat of nails? Exp... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
Materials Magic
Pupils investigate and explore the real life applications of materials in this fun, interactive show. Pupils explore through magic show-like interactive demonstrations, including t... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
Available in the Spring Term
Materials Mystery
Delyth is visiting her cousin and aunt on Dragon Island but her cousin Dilwyn has gone missing. Help Delyth rescue Dilwyn by using a range of materials to solve challenges. Can you... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
Available in the Autumn Term
Human Body
Bodies and Bones KS1
Delve inside yourself and investigate healthy eating and how the body works. Meet Monty the skeleton to disco... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
Pass it On KS2
Become biological scientists for the duration of this hands on workshop as you consider where people get their characteristics from. Discover what DNA is by extracting your own DNA... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
Kits
Construction Kit
Investigate shapes, construct bridges and recreate famous structures. Use specially designed building blocks ... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
Maths Kit
Can you move the Towers of Brahma and Hanoi? Multiply numbers, build pyramids and solve the Pythagoras Puzzle... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
Forces Kit
Investigate shapes, construct bridges and recreate famous structures. Use specially designed building blocks to design and create a wide range of buildings and structures. Construc... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
Available in the Autumn Term
Numeracy Kit
Explore practical maths puzzles and use your numeracy skills to pack a box, build octohedra or square-based pyramids, arrange numbers into the correct multiplication table and solv... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
Available in the Spring Term
Light and Sound
Bodyworks KS2
Take part in five interactive activities about the skeleton and organs, ligaments and tendons, food and the heart. ... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
Colourdome KS2
Immerse your pupils in a unique and exciting inflatable dome experience. Enter our inflatable dome to do expe... Read More
Available: At your school
Light and Sound KS2
Find out about the mystery of light and sound! How does light travel? ... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
Light and Sound in the Jungle KS1
Can you make a rainbow indoors or an instrument out of a straw? Join our intrepid explorers Ffion and Dafydd ... Read More
Available: In centre
Colourdome KS1
Immerse your pupils in a unique and exciting inflatable dome experience, with interactive 360° audio visual presentations. ... Read More
Available: At your school
Maths
Maths Detective KS2
There has been a break-in at Hetty Hitech’s laboratory. One million X-cubes were stolen! TQG’s Detective ... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
Available in the Autumn Term
Animal Planet
Help design enclosure layouts for a zoo, farm and nature reserve using numeracy skills to keep to the brief provided. Have you ever thought about how many careers working with anim... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
We Are the Champions
Take part in an interactive game show highlighting numeracy skills related to sport. Use probability to predict the success of a penalty, estimate the length of a world rally stage... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
The Measure of Medicine
Will your medication reach its target or are the odds stacked against you? Students will complete several mat... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
Technifest
Explore what maths has to do with the music industry with practical challenges involving planning a music festival bill, calculating royalties and even performing live music.... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
CSI - The Blood Room
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Available: In centre, At your school
Mathamagic
Mathamagic is a unique experience in practical mathematics with activities that explore the curriculum areas of number, shape, space and measurement. ... Read More
Available: In centre
The Adventures of Dr Isosceles KS2
Follow our intrepid adventurer through the jungles of Peru and use your maths skills to help uncover lost treasure! ... Read More
Available: In centre
Reinventing the Wheel KS2
Build a LEGO measuring wheel and use it to investigate historical units of length. The class results are anal... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
Party Maths KS1
Delyth’s friends want to throw her a birthday party, but they need your help! Can you use your maths skills... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
The Post Office KS1
Become a Post Office apprentice in this fun workshop! Use your maths skills to send the mail so it arrives at... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
Funancial Times
The numeracy skills required for a career in the financial sector are introduced in hands-on activities simulating world trading. Which students will create the most resources and ... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
Programming
Coding Challenge KS2
Pupils will work in pairs to build a boat following instructions on screen. They programme the boat to move using Scratch programming. ... Read More
Available: In centre
Dancing Birds KS1
Work in teams following visual instructions to build your dancing bird. Using investigative skills, you will ... Read More
Available: In centre
Hungry Alligator KS1
Find out how mechanisms work together to make your alligator’s mouth open and close. Explore how to make th... Read More
Available: In centre
Drumming Monkey KS2
Use mechanisms to move the monkey’s arms up and down to play the drums. You can develop your own rhythm by ... Read More
Available: In centre
Roaring Lion KS2
Use programming to instruct your lion to sit up, roar, lie down and snore. Working in teams, you will then di... Read More
Available: In centre
Spinning Top KS2
Discover how small changes can have big effects by changing the properties of your spinning top to alter the spin duration. ... Read More
Available: In centre
Science
I am a Scientist KS1
Are certain jobs more suited to boys, girls or both? Draw your own idea of what a scientist looks like. A han... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
Body in Lab
This two hour workshop introduces the principles of Spectroscopic Techniques. Combining theory and practical with our Portable IR and UV/Vis Spectrometers, this workshop gets stude... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
Elfyn's Christmas Wish
Meet Elfyn, the elf who desperately wants to work in Santa’s workshop. But first he must complete the tasks set for him by Santa. He must use science to pass the test and become ... Read More
Available: In centre
Available from 19th November to 21st December
Spectroscopy in a Suitcase
This 1.5-2 hour workshop covers the principles of different spectroscopic techniques. The activities provide hands-on experience with portable IR and NMR spectrometers and use real... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
Explore your Universe
Using intriguing equipment not usually available to schools, students deepen they understanding of physics; magnets and fields, electrons and charge, and how we observe our Univers... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
Destination Space KS3
This workshop focuses on key skills needed to work in the space industry. Students control a robotic arm , design a circuit system for the ISS and investigate the best materials to... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
Stardome Planetarium
Explore the universe like never before, investigating the formation of the Earth and Moon, the life and death of stars and the large scale structure of space.
Available: At your school
Rockets
Prepare for blast-off with this hands-on workshop! Design and build rockets powered by air and water, then pu... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
Forces
This lively show brings the subject of forces to life through a series of volunteer-led experiments. Investig... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
Explore Your Universe (EYU)
Using intriguing equipment not usually available to schools, students deepen their understanding of physics; magnets and fields, electrons and charge and how we observe our Univers... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
CSI The Lab
The evidence has been gathered, but who committed the crime? Hone your lab skills and undertake a series of f... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
CellDome
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Available: At your school
Solar Power KS2
Harness the power of light! Get stuck in with a K’NEX challenge to design and construct a solar-powered fai... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
Colour Changing Chemicals
A transition activity in which pupils explore acids and alkalis, look at the pH scale and make their own indicator using red cabbage.
Available: In centre
Toybox Science KS1
In this interactive show, pupils will investigate how toys work and use their scientific reasoning skills to sort the toys into groups. ... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
SIAS F1
This one hour workshop provides a fantastic introduction to Organic Chemistry and Spectroscopy. Using our Portable IR spectrometers, students will use IR theory to identify bonds i... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
Space
Destination Space KS2
Destination Space is a show funded by the ASDC and UK Space Agency. We are looking for new recruits, and you ... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
Destination Space KS1
We are looking for new recruits, and you have been chosen the crew for simulated mission training, as we learn what it takes to be an astronaut, scientist or engineer working in th... Read More
Available: In centre, At your school
Stardome KS1/2
Immerse your pupils in a unique and exciting inflatable dome experience, with interactive 360° audio visual presentations. ... Read More
Available: At your school