Curriculum-based science topics
A half-day workshop will include 2 practical activities. This workshop will be delivered by a qualified engineer with experience in the industry.
Half day or full day,
typically covers up to 60
children in a day,
contact us for bigger sessions
Primary, Secondary, Sixth Form,
KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Build your own car
Learn about forces and motion and energy transfer by building your very own propeller toy car.
Construct a car, motorcycle or a stealth plane using KNEX models.
Build light and touch switch circuits and learn how breadboards, series and parallel circuits work.
Launch a projectile in to air with a stomp rocket kit.
Typical Workshop Day 1 - (Forces and Motion + Problem Solving)
- Discuss how the motion of a car is affected by forces acting on it. Then relate this to propeller-toy-cars. In particular, discuss elastic energy, friction, thrust and drag.
- Hand out the parts required to build the propeller-toy-cars to students and discuss the function of each component.
- Practical - Build the propeller toy car and let the glue dry.
- Group practical - Split the children into groups and give them a KNEX model to build. It will test their problem-solving skills.
- Practical - Test the propeller toy car and discuss the relationship between force, mass and acceleration with the students.
- Game - Fire a stomp rocket and discuss how rockets can generate lift. Or
- Discuss the basics of electricity including, current, voltage and differences between series and parallel circuits.
- Discuss the components we will be using on the day such as breadboards, resistors and LEDs.
- Practical - Build series and parallel circuits on breadboards.
- Group practical - Build a touch switch light circuit and test.
- Game - Fire a stomp rocket.
- Usually, we will reset the session and repeat it for another group of children on the same day. As with all our engagements, we will end the day with a street-dance performance.