Practical Science for home-education

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

1) Online

Frees sessions can be found here.

Online, practical & fun science clubs can be found here

We also offer 1-2-1 classes, click here to explore prices & the topics on offer

2) In-person

Children’s activities can resume indoors now (see point 117 here), so bookings for your clubs are open starting at the end of April (subject to minimum numbers booked in), these will run until August, then we’ll have a break before resuming again in new towns.

Our practical science sessions are suitable for children aged 6-12, younger siblings are welcome too at a reduced fee and will share resources with their older sibling. The sessions are run either as a fortnightly club or as ad-hoc workshops depending on demand and distance from Sciencedipity’s HQ (North Devon).

Our fortnightly clubs are in currently in these towns: Launceston, Exeter and Kingskerswell. Prices start at £10 per session, more details below in the Key Features.

We’re also visiting various towns for workshops, these are usually 2 hours long and price is around £15 per child.

Our fortnightly home-ed club’s key features are:

  • Each session is 90 mins long, very hands-on and interactive, each session covers different topics in biology, chemistry & physics.
  • Lots of hands-on exciting activities and experiments, with things to make & take home.
  • Private FB group for sharing of additional resources linked to the topics and support.
  • Suitable for primary aged children aged 6-12, younger siblings (4-5yo) are welcome to join in with their accompanying sibling at £5 each
  • Topics are planned in advance – see below
  • Costs £10 per session when you block book or £12.50 per child per session if you don’t want to block book.
  • Children can be dropped off or parents/carers can stay.
  • Option to register for the British Science Association’s Crest Award (£5 one-off fee). Certificate received after completing 8 sessions. You can register here.
  • Sessions are also valid for Children’s University Passports.
  • Join our private Facebook group

 Topics for April – Aug 2021


Topics for April – July 2021

Book a session

Launceston – Tuesdays 10.00-11.30
The Ambulance Hall, Westgate Street, Launceston, PL15 7AE
on these dates:  27/4, 11/5, 25/5, 8/6, 22/6, 6/7, 20/7, 3/8

Book a Launceston session

Exeter – Thursdays 10 – 11.30
Sylvania Community Hall, Exeter EX4 7DR
on these dates: 29/4 13/5, 27/5, 10/6, 24/6, 8/7, 22/7, 5/8

Book a Exeter session

Kingskerswell – Thursdays 1 – 2.30 
Kingskerswell Public Hall, Newton Rd, Kingskerswell, Newton Abbot TQ12 5ES
on these dates: 29/4, 13/5, 27/5, 10/6, 24/6, 8/7

Book a KKW session

Nature Detectives (natural science workshop), South Molton

Ruth from Sciencedipity & Vicky from Wild Things Outdoors have hooked up to create a brand new workshop for you. Explore the peaceful nature at South Molton Community Woodlands, learn sampling techniques, how to use microscopes, use dichotomous trees to identify the critters we find. Play games and make natural artwork.

On July 28th.

Choose either the morning (10-12) or the afternoon session (1-3pm)

£12 per child, includes all resources and they take homes the things they’ve made.

Suit ages 5-12.
Parents can stay or drop off.
Held at South Molton Community Woodland.

“Where do Dragon’s Live?” workshops


A fun introduction to adaptation in animals followed by designing, building & battling motorised Dragons or other mystical creature of your choice. These robots are also called Vibro-bots.

£12.50 per child, includes all resources and they take home their motorised creature.

Suit ages 5/6 – 11.
Parents can stay or drop off.

Bookings open now – book using the links below

Any queries, please call or text Ruth on 07847006048

Launceston Ambulance Hall on Aug 3rd 10-11.30am

Bodmin Helland Village Hall on Aug 3rd 1.30-3.00pm

Please note: as this is our first time to Bodmin, we are taking RESERVATIONS to start with, and if there is enough interest then we’ll open bookings and you can secure your place, thank you!Reserve Bodmin’s Dragons

Exeter Sylvania Hall on Aug 5th 10 -11.30amBook Exeter’s Dragons

Barnstaple Room 3B library on Aug 31st 2.30-4pmBook Barnstaple Dragons

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. Her lab-based evening course will return in the autumn in Barnstaple & Tiverton.

Chemistry and other sciences for KS1-3
Chemistry and other sciences for KS1-3

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