Bringing Science to Devon & beyond!

Browse our curriculum linked science 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 or tweaked to produce a shorter session.

We can also create a bespoke workshop or work with you to help you deliver your ideas.


Animals inc. Humans

‘Heart & Lungs’ KS2
Make pumping heart models and /or lung models. Measure your heart rate, see inside the body using AR technology, and see a water fleas beating heart under the microscope.

‘Guts’ KS2

Hands-on demonstration on the digestion system. See how long your intestines are, simulate what happens in the stomach using weak hydrochloric acid and enzyme solutions. Then experiment to find out how antacids work.

‘Germs’ KS1; KS2

An introduction to microbiology from a microbiologist! What are bacteria, make your own super bug, Make snot-slime to show how it helps us fight off “germs”. What are good Microbes?

‘Spick and Span Hands’ KS2 – 3

Demonstrate how microbes can be transferred from one person to the next. We make agar handprints before and after washing to see if all microbes can be removed and discuss whether its important that they all need to be removed.


Living thing & their habitats

‘Minibeasts’ KS1; KS2

Hunt for minibeasts with pond dipping, traps, beat sheet etc, followed by analysis of our finds with magnifiers and microscopes.  We bring our collection of preserved minibeasts to examine too. Children design a good “SuperBug” using craft materials and a petri dish, to keep.

‘Adaptation’ 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!


Evolution & inheritance

‘DNA’ KS2; KS3

The stuff of life! Safely extract DNA from peas, make eye-colour gene bracelets, and DNA models.


Properties/changes in materials

‘Magnets, metals & materials’ KS1; KS2

Following a circus of activities & challenges using magnets, we’ll find out some interesting properties of metals. Experiment to find out the true colour of copper?

‘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.

‘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. Children keep their robots.

‘Vibrobots’ KS2; KS3

Make large vibrating robots, a great fun activity that’ll need a couple of hours of building and play. There is an additional charge of £1 per robot (cost price) for this workshop if children wanted to keep them.

‘Paper circuits’ KS2; KS3

Using copper tape and LEDs, children will make a complete circuit which will light up their own picture, see them in action here.

‘Gas!’ KS2; KS3

Explore the properties of carbon dioxide using yeast and chemical reactions.


States of matter

‘Roahl Dahl Chemistry’ KS1; KS2

Make George’s Marvellous Medicine and Bottled Dreams! The styled ingredients have been carefully chosen to chemically react at each step. Bottled Dreams is an adaptation of oil & water lava lamps.

‘Potions’ KS1; KS2

In this Harry Potter inspired class, children make a selection of potions, one of which they can keep. As in any good chemistry class, the potion ingredients have been carefully chosen to react really well! A lovely introduction to chemical reactions.

‘Sublime Slime’ KS1; KS2

A fun and messy workshop to explore change of state, is it a liquid or a solid? Alter the proportions of the key ingredients to make either a firmer of runnier slime.

‘Carbon Dioxide’ KS2; KS3

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!

‘Bath Bombs’ KS2; KS3

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.


Rocks & soils

‘Martian Soil’ KS2; KS3

Step into the world of an Astrobiologist. After identifying key criteria for life, children compare and test extraterrestrial soil samples. Children recognise that organisms can adapt to extreme environments on Earth, so why not on another planet?


Forces & magnets

‘Magnets, metals & materials’ KS1; KS2

Following a circus of activities & challenges using magnets, we’ll find out some interesting properties of metals. We can then find out the true colour of copper using certain household reagents. What do these reagents have in common, I wonder?!

‘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)


Electricity

‘Motorised Cars’ KS2; KS3

Engineer a motorised vehicle using the equipment provided.

‘Bristlebots’ KS2; KS3

Make little buzzing critters with 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!

‘Vibrobots’ KS2; KS3

Make larger vibrating robots using an unbalanced motor and scraps, a great fun activity that’ll need a couple of hours of building and play. Additional charge of £1 per robot (cost price) if children wanted to keep their robots.

‘Paper circuits’ KS2; KS3

Using copper tape and LEDs, children will make a complete circuit which will light up their own picture, see them in action here.


Investigative skills

‘Forensic Science’ KS2; KS3

A 2-3 hour workshop (depending on the number of children) which includes the following: activities: fingerprinting; blood grouping; chemical tests; teeth impressions and hair/fibre analysis. A crime has been committed, can you identify the culprit from the suspects?

‘Vitamin C titration’ KS2; KS3

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!

‘Asrtobiology’ KS2; KS3

After identifying key criteria for life, children compare and test extra-terrestrial soil samples. Using criteria given, children investigate which one is from Mars!

‘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.


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Contact Ruth on 07847006048, or email hello@sciencedipity.co.uk.