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Key stage 1

workshops and shows for schools

WORKSHOP

Sailing Science

Physics
KS1 KS2 Lower KS3

Forgotten your sea legs? Don’t worry you’ll be rolling up your sleeves and creating a land yacht while learning about materials and forces.

This popular workshop gets pupils to build, test and modify their own land yacht. Design your own sail from everyday materials and ride like the wind in an exciting finale where pupils can compete in a great…

Along the way, you’ll learn about materials, forces and design.

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SHOW

Stronger by Design

Physics, Chemistry
KS1 KS2

What makes a bullet proof vest so strong – what keeps firefighters safe and what does this have to do with custard?

This interactive show looks at the engineering behind some of the most amazing materials that keep us safe when we’re in danger. We look at the super-strong fabrics that protect firefighters from heat and flames, and we explore how clothing can protect us from on-coming bullets and the hazards of dangerous sports.

With lots of chances for audience members to volunteer – introducing concepts including staying safe, forces and materials.

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“I learned a lot but my favourite thing was finding out about the planets and moons!”
Year 5 pupil