Practical Science for home-education

Practical science in Devon & the south west to support your child’s learning

** COVID update: we’re resuming clubs in September 2020 **

Sciencedipity’s practical science clubs for home education are suitable for primary aged children aged 6-12, who will receive the British Science Association’s Crest Award after completing 8 activities. Younger siblings are welcome too at a reduced fee.

Currently clubs run in:

Barnstaple, Bideford, Launceston, Tiverton, Exeter, Kingskerswell & Minehead

We also have some stand-alone workshops for home-ed families at venues who haven’t got a regular club.

The club’s key features are:

    • The club is fortnightly, date & time depends on the location (see below).
    • Suitable for primary aged children aged 6-12, who will receive the British Science Association’s Crest Award after completing 8 activities.
    • Club costs £12.50 per child per session. Children can be dropped off but parents/carers are welcome to stay and join in too.
    • Younger children (3-5yo) are welcome with accompanying adults at £5 each if participating but only older children can get the award.
    • Each session is 90 mins long with each session covering a different topics in biology, chemistry & physics.
    • Download & print the Superstar Crest Passport here for us to stamp to record your progress.
    • Sessions are also valid for Children’s University Passports.
    • Join our Facebook group

 

Planned topics: 

 

Bookings for these are open, click on the relevant button below:

Barnstaple – Fridays 2-3.30
Barnstaple Library (Room 3B), Tuly Street, Barnstaple, EX31 1EL

4th sept, 18th sept, 2nd oct, 16th oct, 30th oct, 13th nov, 27th nov & 11th dec
Book a Barnstaple Session


Bideford – Mondays 2.15- 3.45
Northam Community Centre, Fore St, Northam, Bideford EX39 1AW
on the following dates

Sept 7th, Sept 21st, Oct 5th, Oct 19th, Nov 2nd, Nov 16th, Nov 30th & Dec 14th.

Book a Northam Session


Launceston – Tuesdays 10.30-12
The Ambulance Hall, Westgate Street, Launceston, PL15 7AE
on the following dates
Sept 8th, Sept 22nd, Oct 6th, Oct 20th, Nov 3rd, Nov 17th, Dec 1st & Dec 15th.

Book a Launceston Session


Tiverton – Wednesdays 11-12.30
Old Heathcoat Community Centre, 81 King St, Tiverton EX16 5JJ
on the following dates
Sept 9th, Sept 23rd, Oct 7th, Oct 21st, Nov 4th, Nov 18th, Dec 3rd & Dec 16th.

Book a Tiverton Session


Exeter – Thursdays 10.30-12 
Newtown Community Centre, Belmont Park, Gordon Rd, Exeter EX1 2DH
on the following dates
Sept 10th, Sept 24th, Oct 8th, Oct 22nd, Nov 5th, Nov 19th, Dec 4th & Dec 17th.

Book an Exeter Session


Kingskerswell – Thursdays 1.30-3 
Kingskerswell Public Hall, Newton Rd, Kingskerswell, Newton Abbot TQ12 5ES
on the following dates
Sept 10th, Sept 24th, Oct 8th, Oct 22nd, Nov 5th, Nov 19th, Dec 4th & Dec 17th.

Book a Kingskerswell Session


Minehead – Fridays 1-2.30
Minehead Eye, 1 Mart Rd, Minehead TA24 5BJ
Sept 11th, Sept 25th, Oct 9th, Oct 21st, Nov 6th, Nov 20th, Dec 5th & Dec 18th.

Book a Minehead Session


 

Older children/teens

Ruth from Sciencedipity offers tuition for older children in particular in Biology and Microbiology. She is a Biomedical Scientist & qualified teacher  currently teaching part-time teaching at the local college as well as working in clinical molecular microbiology. Please get in touch to find out about 1-2-1 private lessons and group classes.

Chemistry and other sciences for KS1-3

Chemistry and other sciences for KS1-3