School Science Workshops

You may choose from these ready-made workshop subjects or ask our Design Professor (affectionately know as Zed) to custom build one on a subject that you want for your Science Day

THE UNITED STATES OF MATTER

 

This is an ESPECIALLY WOW module

We use a box of FROZEN CARBON DIOXIDE pellets to learn about stuff

And about what happens inside stuff when we do things to it

Like learning the rules about making it hotter and colder

And finding out that there's always some stuff that breaks the rules

Subjects embraced in this module are the physics of sound, temperature,

chemistry, molecules, bubble technology, expansion and contraction

All inspired by our friendly villain Snowhereman

All presented in language appropriate to the age and ability of the children

And, if there's a spare minute, a big WOW finale

( This Module has an added cost to cover the Box of Dry Ice used )


FLYING LESSONS FOR KIDS

 

Lots of things fly and all of them use a different science to do it

We look at some of them and learn the science which helps them to fly

We'll experiment with flyers such as birds, bees, hot air balloons,

planes, hovercraft, rockets and lunar modules

Subjects embraced in this module are the science of heat, molecular behaviour,

fluid dynamics, friction, laws of motion, and biology

All presented in language appropriate to the age and ability of the children

And, if there's a spare minute, a big WOW finale


ROCKET SCIENCE IS EASY

 

There are many ways to experiment with science models of rockets

They all demonstrate the fundamental principle of rocketry

With Skwiddee's assistance we will try some of them


We'll use balloons, stomps, a rocket-propelled car,

and pop bottles, and before everyone goes home let's launch

a REAL ROCKET up to 200 metres

Subjects embraced in this module are biology, laws of motion, thrust,

trigonometry, air pressure, chemistry, and molecular behaviour

All presented in language appropriate to the age and ability of the children

And, if there's a spare minute, a big WOW finale

(Suggest that the real rocket is launched as parents collect the children)

IMPORTANT Real rocket launching is dependant on safe weather and space conditions

Launch may have to be aborted if considered to be a danger at the time


'DOWN TO EARTH' BY LECCY AND THE LECTRONS

And Introducing Elektra Kutie

 

Starts with a couple of simple static electricity experiments then uses

a Tesla Machine to demonstrate electrical current safely in a huge fun way

We all get very hands-on to easily learn the basics of circuits,

switching, arcing, conduction and resistance

Introduce nitrocellulose, light tubes, energy sticks, goo, matches and

paper clips and the results can be shocking for both pupils and teachers

Subjects embraced in this module are static electricity,

electrical current, chemistry, fire, and safety

All presented in language appropriate to the age and ability of the children

And, if there's a spare minute, a big WOW finale


GOO GOO A' JOOB WITH POLLY MURS

Goo is now a respectable science word

Meaning a viscid or sticky substance

So let's let goo teach us some science

First let's learn that most goos are polymers and try some gooey stuff

Then let's dance to understand what's happening here

Now shall we do it with chemicals?

Like (C2H4O)x and Na2B4O7·10H2O and C2OH12O5

In pots so we can take it home and bounce it off the walls

Subjects embraced in this module are chemistry, biology,

environmental science, molecular structure, and choreography

All presented in language appropriate to the age and ability of the children

And, if there's a spare minute, a big WOW finale


* NEW! THE SCIENCE OF WORDS NEW! *

 

Words are probably the most significant human science breakthrough ever

But what is a word?

Where do they come from?

What do they do for us?

How do words work?

 

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A REVOLUTIONARY NEW PRESENTATION


COMING SOON . . . . .

Disease And The Spread Of Disease

Transport Of Delight

Earth Sciences Rock!

Muck, Mess And Mixtures

Really, Mr Newton?

Forensick Science

If you are ready for one of these Workshop topics now then just ask James here

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Thank you so much for a truly brilliant party - all the children were talking about it at school yesterday (and the parents).

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