Curriculum-based science topics
This science workshop for schools was developed by a qualified Aerospace Engineer with experience in the industry. The workshop will help students further their understanding of science topics that are already taught in school classrooms. It is engaging and hands-on. Schools can choose from a mix of different science activities. A half-day workshop will include at least 2 practical activities.
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. Learn the science behind thrust and the relationship between mass and acceleration.
Students will learn about bridge engineering by building KNEX models. They will construct a beam bridge to stand a specific load. Additionally, students will learn how engineers can strengthen a bridge by adding trusses to the structure.
Students will generate electricity using mini generators and learn about electromagnetism. Additionally, students will 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. A fun activity to learn about air pressure and thrust.
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 bridge model to build. It will test their problem-solving skills. Students will then be challenged to come up with a design to strengthen the bridge to stand a load.
- 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.
Typical Workshop Day 2 - (Electricity)
- Discuss the basics of electricity including, current, voltage and differences between series and parallel circuits.
- Practical - Generate electricity using mini generators and light LEDs.
- Discuss how electricity flows in circuits. Introduce students to the components we will be using to build circuits, such as breadboards, resistors, and LEDs.
- Practical - Build series and parallel circuits on breadboards.
- Group practical - Build a touch switch light circuit and test.
- Demo - Show students our home made robots are discuss how they are powered.
- 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.