Browse our workshops below. Any session can be adjusted to suit your requirements, depending on how many children we’ll work with in one group and how many groups there are, for example sessions can be combined to create a longer science session or tweaked to produce a shorter session. We can also create a bespoke workshop or work with you to help you deliver your ideas.Book Your Space
Make George’s Marvellous Medicine and Bottled Dreams!
In medicine making, the styled ingredients have been carefully chosen to chemically react at each step. Bottled Dreams is an adaptation of oil & water lava lamps, which the children can make and take home.
In this Harry Potter inspired class children will make a selection of potions such as Draught of the LIving Death, Invisibility Elixir and Veritaserum. One of which they can keep and take home. As in any good chemistry class, the potion ingredients have been carefully chosen to react really well! A lovely introduction to chemical reactions.
An introduction to the food groups through a series of chemistry experiments which detect the presence of protein, fat and carbohydrate. In addition we can test for starch, and extract iron from cereal.
‘Magnets & metals’
Following a circus of activities & challenges using magnets, we’ll find out the true colour of copper. Tarnished copper coins can be cleaned to reveal their true colour using certain household reagents. What do these reagents have in common?
‘Vitamin C titration’
Does orange juice contain more vitamin C than apple juice? How does it compare to other types of orange juice? Use the titration technique to find out. The results may be surprising!
Explore the properties of carbon dioxide. Perform the magic candle trick and choose from the classic yeast experiment (we also look at yeast cells under the microscope); or create rockets using sodium bicarbonate. Combine with the bath bombs experiment to create a mega CO2 themed session!
The stuff of life! Safely extract DNA from peas. PPE provided.
‘Acids & Alkalis’
KS1; KS2; KS3
We start with a chemistry experiment to analyse antacid medications on weak hydrochloric acid (to represent the stomach). Following this practical pupils make their own pH indicator (red cabbage) which they use to work out the pH of a variety of household products.
Allow 2 hours for this workshop, or they can be two stand alone activities, each 1 hour long.
In KS1 children watch the colour changes as they paint household acids and alkalis onto paper pre-soaked in natural pH indicator, to make rainbow fish.
Lets talk about polymers or perhaps one of our body’s first lines of defence – snot! Whichever angle you look at it, this is a fun and messy workshop. To make this practical more challenging, how about alter the proportions of the key ingredients to make either a firmer of runnier slime.
‘Bouncy Ball Bouncier’
Children make their own bouncy balls and decide the best way to test the ‘bounce’. KS1 pupils will measure and record their bounciness, KS2 pupils will also investigate how different ingredients alter the properties of their ball.
What are those bubbles that fizz from a bath bomb when it hits the water? Children not only learn about carbon dioxide, they become chemists in this workshop, carefully mixing the correct quantities of ingredients to create a bath bomb which they can take home and keep for themselves or gives as a gift.