Key stage 4
workshops and shows for schools
Ever thought about the ground under your feet? Get on the road for this interactive workshop about making roads, using real-life examples from the A14 along the way.
In this three-part hands on-workshop, you’ll go on an inspiring journey to learn all about road building. Play the role of an engineer, a materials scientist and an environmental scientist to probe the layers of materials that make up a road. Then, working in teams, explore how to minimise the environmental impact of road building – learning practical skills including measuring, weighing and engineering as you go.
Kindly supported by Cambridgeshire Community Foundation
What goes up must come down – but how do you predict where things land? Especially vital to know if you’re an astronaut or a human cannonball.
In this show-stopping workshop, teams collaborate to fire projectiles – working out angles, distances and trajectories to make sure their cannonball lands on target. This workshop looks at real-life examples of when humans themselves are the projectile – from astronauts to human cannonballs. We explore how scientific modelling and physical forces explain why astronauts like Tim Peake didn’t fall to Earth, and how human cannonballs make sure they land safely.
Kindly supported by Mathworks
Learn about forces and energy as your pupils work together to build a joined up chain of crazy contraptions.
This high-octane interactive engineering workshop gets teams working together to create one big, wacky chain reaction. Using pulleys and levers, bits of string and ping pong balls, this is a chance to really get your hands on science to learn about energy and forces at the same time as getting to grips with teamwork – with lots of fun along the way.
Want to see something out of this world? Use special cameras to reveal hidden light and explore the secrets of our solar system.
This intergalactic show shines the light on our universe as we take a tour of the stars – using IR and UV sensitive cameras to explore what we can see in our skies.
With plenty of opportunities for audience members to volunteer, this stellar show encourages pupils to reach for the stars – teaching them all about light and space along the way.
Kindly supported by Explore Your Universe
Want to recycle more? Look to nature to find out how it’s done.
We look at inspiring examples from nature to illustrate why recycling is so important for our environment. Meet Horatio the Hermit Crab, who makes his home in recycled shells, and watch a cloud form in a bottle to illustrate how the water cycle works.
This inspirational workshop introduces the concepts of water cycle, carbon cycle and recycling.
“I learned a lot but my favourite thing was finding out about the planets and moons!”
Year 5 pupil