British Science Week

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Our favourite time of year at Fun Science is British Science Week! We love making science fun for primary school children across the country. This year the official British Science Week topic is ‘Our Diverse Planet’ and we have come up with four BRAND NEW workshops for primary school pupils to fit this theme. Each workshop is suitable for 10-40 children and can be adapted to suit children from EYFS to year 6.

Diverse reactions – The periodic table is filled with so many different chemicals and they can make a range of different types of chemical reactions. This workshop lets children work through colour changing, fizzing, exothermic and endothermic reactions so see how diverse science can be!

Eco – warriors – Learn about this risks our planet faces from global warming and increased emissions and ways to reduce these risks. Pupils will be investigating wind and solar power, seeing what will happen if the ice caps melt and making an air powered mini hovercraft! Children will also be making wildflower seed bombs to take home.

Evolution and adaptation – Pupils will learn about how animals have evolved into a variety of species’ with plenty of hands on activities that will see children becoming birds, experimenting with (pretend!) moths and much more.

Diverse materials – Our world is full of so many weird and wonderful materials and scientists are always inventing more! Children will experiment to find the best material to build a house, explore how polymers work and even make their own polymer. They will also experiment with hand mouldable plastic to make a plastic shape for the class to keep.

Alternatively, we are able to create workshops on most topics so if you have a different in mind then please do get in touch. Some of our most popular workshops are outlined below.

Our most popular workshops:

Chemical and physical reactions – This hands on workshop has children mixing together chemicals to see fizzing, bubbling, heat production and liquids that suddenly become solids. Every child will get to take part in every experiment so there is no chance for anyone to lose interest. Activities in this workshop include slime making, foaming potions, a giant lemonade fountain and colour changing liquids.

 

It’s Electrifying! – This session is full of big machines, group interaction and learning about both current and static electricity. Activities include making a human circuit, sticking hair up in the air with our amazing Van de Graaff generator and even making electricity inside.

 

Science of sweets – This session focuses on carbon dioxide and how it is used to make fizzy drinks and sweets. Children will all be making their own sherbet to take home, making a giant fizzy fountain and even seeing how candy floss is made. This session also includes colour changing reactions and fizzing potions.

 

The Human body – This is one of our most disgusting sessions (and one of the most popular!) with poo making, mucus mixing and (optional) looking at a real heart. Children will also have a chance to test their heart rate with some high tech equipment including stethoscopes and a pulse oximeter.

 

Explosive science – Children will be investigating the difference between an eruption and an explosion and creating their own. They will also make their own explosive rockets to take home and take part in a giant rocket launch.

 

Magnetism – This session teaches children all about magnetism through magnetic toys and equipment. Children will get to play with our fantastic ferrofluid (magnetic liquid), toys that demonstrate magnetic fields and repelling magnets. All children will also make their own electromagnet to take home.

Each workshop is suitable for 10-40 children in Key stage 1, Key stage 2 or EYFS and can be adapted to suit children from reception to year 6.

We have branches across the UK including Dorset, Bath, Bristol, Sheffield, York, Sunderland, Glasgow, Cheshire, Liverpool, Bury, Manchester, Shropshire, Telford and other areas. For more information, including price and availability during British Science Week 2020 – click here to find your nearest branch and contact them directly.