Browse our workshops below. Most workshops last approximately an hour or you can combine to have a longer science session. We can also create a bespoke workshop or work with you to help you deliver your ideas.

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‘Toy Engineer’

KS2

Make & take a variety of toys such as the flextangle, the climber, the pecking bird, balancing dragonfly….all rely on the laws of physics to work. A fun and creative workshop.

See the flextangle in action here.

‘Wind Turbines’

KS2; KS3

Can you make a working wind turbine? Using the selection of materials, students will be challenged to come up with a working turbine. The winning design will be the turbine that can lift the most weight. Consider the dependent and independent variables, and what needs to be kept constant in order to be sure this is a fair test.

‘Bristlebots’

KS2; KS3

Make little buzzing critters from a toothbrush head and a vibrating motor. Can you make adaptations to your little critter to suit a particular environment, perhaps it needs wings to fly, big ears like the Jerboa Mouse or a trunk…..perhaps all three!

‘Paper circuits’

KS2; KS3

Using copper tape and LEDs, children will make a complete circuit which will light up their own picture.

‘Motorised or Balloon Buggies’

KS2; KS3

Balloon Buggies: Using the materials provided, engineer an air powered vehicle to beat the rest and travel the furthest. Children will need to consider the forces involved, such air resistance, gravity, thrust and friction, and will watch Newton’s Laws of Motion in action. Children can keep their creations. (KS2)

Motorised Buggies: Similar to balloon buggies but children engineer a motorised vehicle using the equipment provided (unlike the balloon buggies, children can not keep their cars)

‘Air Resistant Rockets’

KS2; KS3

It’s all around us but it’s invisible! We demonstrate its existence using balloons, straws, plastic bottles & have some fun with defeating air resistance with stomp rockets, balloon and canister rockets. Other forces are explored in this workshop and through experimental design, pupils construct and compete their own-made rockets.