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 & 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.
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.
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!
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. Children keep their robots. There is an additional charge of £1 per robot (cost price) for this workshop.
Using copper tape and LEDs, children will make a complete circuit which will light up their own picture, see them in action here.
‘Motorised or Balloon Buggies’
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)