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Workshops for schools and community groups

Workshops for primary schools

See Science offer a range of half day and full day bespoke workshops for primary pupils.

The workshops are designed to provide primary pupils with a series of challenges. The activities have been designed so that they can also be used as transition day activities.

The challenges are designed to facilitate learning, team working and encourage pupils' curiosity to find out how and why things work. During each challenge pupils will develop their problem solving, communication and innovation skills.

Primary pupils who complete the additional extension activities can also register for a Discovery CREST Award.

For more information regarding the cost of providing workshops and availability please contact enquiries@see-science.co.uk. All materials and resources are provided.

The Electricity Challenge

Through this activity, pupils will investigate the uses of electricity and its control in simple circuits, investigate flow of electricity, and recognise that forces can affect movement and measure speed. The pupils will construct an electric powered Alien. The groups test their Alien and re ne their designs so that it travels quickly over the track. The activity allows the pupils to develop their teamwork and communication skills.

The Space Challenge

In this activity, pupils will learn how forces can affect movement and how friction and gravity affects objects in motion. They will construct a space craft (International Space Station) with a door or doors which can be opened and closed remotely. The activity allows pupils to develop their teamwork and communication skills.

The Marble Roller Coaster Challenge

This activity will help pupils to learn how friction and gravity affects objects in motion. The pupils will build a marble run and experiment where to place bends and slopes in their roller coaster to meet the challenge. The activity allows them to develop their teamwork and communication skills by designing the slowest marble run.

The Squashed Tomato Challenge

The Squashed Tomato Challenge is a STEM Challenge designed by Practical Action where pupils design and build a model to move tomatoes down a mountain. In Nepal many farmers living on the mountainside grow fruit and vegetables, including tomatoes. To earn a living they need to sell these at the local market.

The problem is getting to market involves a long, dangerous walk down the mountain side and over a river, at the end of which the tomatoes may well be a bit squashed. Pupils are asked to design, build and test a way of moving tomatoes that won't squash them!

Suitable for pupils aged 7-11.

This activity is accredited by the British Science Association and can be used to gain a CREST Discovery Award.

Stop the Spread

Stop the Spread is a STEM Challenge designed by Practical Action. The challenge asks pupils aged 7-11 to research infectious diseases then design and build a model of a hand washing device for a primary school in Kenya. Infectious diseases are a global problem and cause millions of deaths each year.

This activity is accredited by the British Science Association and can be used to gain a CREST Discovery Award.

Chemistry in the Primary Classroom

See Science have developed a new Chemistry at Work Primary workshop, funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The upper KS2 workshop consists of 4 practical activities that pupils undertake in groups, each linked to a real-world Chemist's role. The activities include pH testing and identifying unknown white powders while the real-world Chemistry covered during the session ranges from Environmental Chemistry to Forensics and even polymer manufacture.

All 4 activities have proved popular with both pupils and teachers but by far the favourite amongst the children was making their own slime!

Feedback from teachers included:

  • "A great variety of activities that all pupils enjoyed taking part in."
  • "We have done dissolving in class previously and it was good to hear the pupils using the terminology they had learned then while working on this real-world investigation."
  • "The workshop kept every single pupil engaged throughout the two hours. Thank you!"

While pupils wrote:

  • "My favourite bit was the slime but it was interesting seeing which white powders dissolved in water and then in vinegar."
  • "Seeing the pH paper change colour was awesome!"

Milk and More

Milk and More is a new workshop which introduces biochemical science for KS2/3 audiences. It has been developed by See Science and funded through the Biochemical Society Scientific Outreach Grant.

The workshop comprises four different hands-on milk based activities, as well as some ideas of other food-related experiments. All are suitable for use within lesson time or as STEM Club activities.

The Physics of Flight

This lively hands on workshop is based on resources from the RAF 100 activities which examines the physics behind flying – explore topics examining the last 100 years of flight which include. Make a glider, codebreakers, relief operations and airdrops. Suitable for pupils from 7-11yrs old.

STEM in a BAG

Try your hand a 10 different short activities using simple materials and examine the science behind them from straw oboes to loud noises – solutions to slime – let your imagination run wild. A hands on, imaginative workshop with plenty to do and talk about.

Workshops for secondary schools

See Science offer a range of half day and full day bespoke workshops for secondary pupils.

The workshops are designed to provide secondary pupils with a series of challenges. The activities have been designed so that they can also be used as transition day activities.

The challenges are designed to facilitate learning, team working and encourage pupils' curiosity to find out how and why things work. During each challenge pupils will develop their problem solving, communication and innovation skills.

Secondary pupils who complete a full day can also register for a Discovery CREST Award.

For more information regarding the cost of providing workshops and availability please contact enquiries@see-science.co.uk. All materials and resources are provided.

The Emergency Communication Challenge

The students act as the engineer rescue team based in a town that is relatively unaffected by the extreme weather. Their challenge is to design and build a prototype device that will send a coded message across the mountains for decoding in the affected town. The students will also create the code to use to send a message. The activity allows them to develop their teamwork and communication skills.

The Space Challenge

In this activity, students will learn how forces can affect movement and how friction and gravity affects objects in motion. They will construct a space craft with a door or doors which can be opened and closed remotely. In a second challenge students design and build a vehicle (Mars Rover) that will travel across a surface in the fastest time possible. The students investigate how the wheels and propellers have a direct effect on the speed of their vehicles. The activity allows students to develop their teamwork communication and scientific recording skills by designing the fastest Rover for a race.

The Marble Roller Coaster Challenge

This activity will help students to learn how friction and gravity affects objects in motion. The students will build a marble run and experiment where to place bends and slopes in their roller coaster to meet the challenge. The activity allows them to develop their teamwork and communication skills. In a second challenge students construct a loop the loop marble roller coaster and develop scientific recording skills.

The Squashed Tomato Challenge

A STEM Challenge designed by Practical Action where pupils design and build a model to move tomatoes down a mountain. In Nepal many farmers living on the mountainside grow fruit and vegetables, including tomatoes. 

To earn a living they need to sell these at the local market. The problem is getting to market involves a long, dangerous walk down the mountain side and over a river, at the end of which the tomatoes may well be a bit squashed. Pupils are asked to design, build and test a way of moving tomatoes that won't squash them!

Suitable for pupils aged 11-14.

This activity is accredited by the British Science Association and can be used to gain a CREST Discovery Award.

Stop the Spread

Stop the Spread is a STEM Challenge designed by Practical Action where pupils are asked to research infectious diseases then design and build a model of a hand washing device for a school in Kenya. Infectious diseases are a global problem and cause millions of deaths each year.

Stop the spread is a STEM challenge which enables pupils aged 11-14 to research the problem then use their STEM and communication skills to design a hand washing devise and education materials for a primary school in Kenya.

This activity is accredited by the British Science Association and can be used to gain a CREST Discovery Award.

Gopher Science

Secondary students are introduced to a circus of 10 experiments and learn how to deliver the Gopher Science Lab activities to an audience. During this process they develop their skills in communication, innovation and increase their self-confidence.

This process gives all participating students ownership of their learning and helps them gain confidence. The Gopher Science Labs activities are simple hands-on science activities designed to build children's confidence and encourage their natural curiosity to find out how and why everyday things work. All resources and materials are provided to enable students to deliver the activities at other events e.g. open evenings and transition days

The Physics of Flight

This lively hands on workshop is based on resources from the RAF 100 activities which examines the physics behind flying – explore topics examining the last 100 years of flight which include. Make a glider, codebreakers, relief operations and airdrops. Suitable for pupils from 11-14 yrs old

STEM in a BAG

Try your hand a 10 different short activities using simple materials and examine the science behind them from straw oboes to loud noises – solutions to slime – let your imagination run wild. A hands on, imaginative workshop with plenty to do and talk about.

Workshops for community groups

See Science offer a range of bespoke workshops for community groups which range from 60-120 mins to whole day challenges.

The workshops are designed to provide groups with a series of challenges.

The challenges are designed to facilitate learning, team working and encourage pupils' curiosity to find out how and why things work. During each challenge pupils will develop their problem solving, communication and innovation skills.

Young people who complete the additional extension activities can also register for a Discovery CREST Award.

For more information regarding the cost of providing workshops and availability please contact enquiries@see-science.co.uk. All materials and resources are provided.

Community Chemistry RSC

Community Chemistry is a FREE one hour chemistry workshop which can be delivered to community groups across Wales bilingually. STEM Ambassadors and RSC Members will be encouraged to support and deliver the workshop which will provide enriching activities.

The workshop will consist of a series of three short challenges that pupils will undertake as a carousel as well as a short presentation.

There is a choice of 4 workshops in total will be prepared which will be suitable for different age groups as well as a special needs group.

After the workshop a follow up activity will be provided so that the pupils will be able to complete a CREST Award or CREST Superstar activities if they wish. Further information will be provided to the group leader so that the visit will also encourage the leader and young people to undertake further chemistry activities at a local level.

If you would like to book a workshop please contact enquiries@see-science.co.uk

The Electricity Challenge

Through this activity, pupils will investigate the uses of electricity and its control in simple circuits, investigate flow of electricity, and recognise that forces can affect movement and measure speed. The pupils will construct an electric powered Alien. The groups test their Alien and their designs so that it travels quickly over the track. The activity allows the pupils to develop their teamwork and communication skills.

The Space Challenge

In this activity, pupils will learn how forces can affect movement and how friction and gravity affects objects in motion. They will construct a space craft (International Space Station) with a door or doors which can be opened and closed remotely. The activity allows pupils to develop their teamwork and communication skills.

The Marble Roller Coaster Challenge

This activity will help pupils to learn how friction and gravity affects objects in motion. The pupils will build a marble run and experiment where to place bends and slopes in their roller coaster to meet the challenge. The activity allows them to develop their teamwork and communication skills by designing the slowest marble run.

The Squashed Tomato Challenge

A STEM Challenge designed by Practical Action where pupils design and build a model to move tomatoes down a mountain.

In Nepal many farmers living on the mountainside grow fruit and vegetables, including tomatoes. To earn a living they need to sell these at the local market. The problem is getting to market involves a long, dangerous walk down the mountain side and over a river, at the end of which the tomatoes may well be a bit squashed. Pupils are asked to design, build and test a way of moving tomatoes that won't squash them!

This activity is accredited by the British Science Association and can be used to gain a CREST Discovery Award.

Stop the Spread

Stop the Spread is a STEM Challenge designed by Practical Action where pupils are asked to research infectious diseases then design and build a model of a hand washing device for a school in Kenya. Infectious diseases are a global problem and cause millions of deaths each year.

Stop the spread is a STEM challenge which enables pupils to research the problem then use their STEM and communication skills to design a hand washing devise and education materials for a primary school in Kenya.

This activity is accredited by the British Science Association and can be used to gain a CREST Discovery Award.

The Physics of Flight

This lively hands-on workshop is based on resources from the RAF 100 activities. It examines the physics behind flying – explore topics examining the last 100 years of flight which include Make a glider, codebreakers, relief operations and airdrops.

STEM in a BAG

Try your hand a 10 different short activities using simple materials and examine the science behind them from straw oboes to loud noises – solutions to slime – let your imagination run wild. A hands on, imaginative workshop with plenty to do and talk about.


Chemistry in the Primary Classroom

See Science have developed a new Chemistry at Work Primary workshop, funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The upper KS2 workshop consists of 4 practical activities that pupils undertake in groups, each linked to a real-world Chemist's role. The activities include pH testing and identifying unknown white powders while the real-world Chemistry covered during the session ranges from Environmental Chemistry to Forensics and even polymer manufacture.

All 4 activities have proved popular with both pupils and teachers but by far the favourite amongst the children was making their own slime!

Milk and More

Milk and More is a new workshop which introduces biochemical science for KS2/3 audiences. It has been developed by See Science and funded through the Biochemical Society Scientific Outreach Grant.

The workshop comprises four different hands-on milk based activities, as well as some ideas of other food-related experiments. All are suitable for use within lesson time or as STEM Club activities.

Busking workshop

Improve your science communication skills. An opportunity to train young people to do some science busking – which can be delivered indoors or outdoors. Ideal for festivals and community events. The interactive workshop will provide young people with a variety of interesting demonstrations, instructions and additional materials.