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 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.

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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.


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.