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Key stage 5

workshops and shows for schools

WORKSHOP

Destination Space: Go Ballistic

Physics
KS3 KS4 KS5

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.

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WORKSHOP

Chain Reaction

Physics
KS2 KS3 KS4 KS5

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.

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