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The Science Museum is packed with awe-inspiring galleries, interactive resources and inspirational exhibitions. Your students can explore the hands-on galleries which cover a wide range of subjects areas including:
Wonderlab - Science and Maths:
Inspired by the power of wondering, Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery will ignite curiosity in science and maths through more than 50 cutting edge exhibits and immersive experiences. Along with high-energy shows, live experiments at our Chemistry Bar, live lightning demos at our giant Tesla coil, plus our brilliant Explainers to facilitate engagement, a school trip to Wonderlab is a must for KS2 and KS3 students. The gallery will enrich learning across the curriculum themes of forces, electricity, light, sound, matter, space and maths. The exhibits will encourage students to be curious, to look at close details and to be creative – skills that are invaluable to scientists.
‘Who am I?’ - find out what makes you in this gallery that mixes intriguing objects with interactive exhibits.
Psychology & Sociology:
Psychology: Mind Your Head – a small exhibition exploring some of the stories, tools and puzzles that have engaged British psychologists during the 20th century.
The museum also offers a great selection of curriculum-linked schools events and shows, and stunning 3D films in their IMAX Cinema. Science Museum resources are also available and free to download.
Run by Dr Matt Pritchard, who works for organisations like Royal Institution, British Science Association and The Big Bang fairs, these interactive science and maths magic shows will inspire and inform students.
Matt’s aim is to give his audience tricks they can go away and use to amaze their friends and families. However, in doing so they will be exposed to, and be using, a surprising amount of maths! Shapes, symmetry, patterns, numbers and logic form the basis of the maths behind the magic. Ideal for KS3+.
Nothing is notoriously hard to grasp. However, this show will attempt to fill in the empty gaps and explain almost everything there is to know about nothing. A comedy show uniquely fusing magic, multimedia and mathematics that explores the history, maths, science and philosophy behind nothing.
Take a 21st century approach to embedding technology learning in school, and introduce your students to the world of 3D printing where a solid object of virtually any shape can be created from a digital model.
In our Introduction to 3D Printing workshop, students will get hands on with 3D computer modelling and see designs turned into real life on a 3D printer. All students will receive a certificate of attendance and will take away a 3D printed item too.
Other workshops include:
Understanding 2D and 3D
Create 2D and 3D shapes through designing a house in Sketchup. Look at the difference between a 2D representation of the shape and the 3D model itself. What is a plan and how would an architect use 2D and 3D shapes to represent their project?
Create simple shapes like triangles, squares and arcs. And through learning simple ideas such as angles and rotation, turn these shapes into amazing nature-like structures such as snowflakes and shells.
For maths groups, we can also offer full day workshops at The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park combining a tour of Bletchley Park, a visit to Colossus (the first electronic computer) and a hands-on processing or 3D printing workshop.
Explore the city and see the maths around you with our self-guided exclusive London Maths Trail, created by Chris Olley from King’s College London. Our maths trail encourages students to use study themes such as calculations, shapes, problem solving and estimating whilst exploring the urban landscape.
Maths Inspiration shows run throughout the year. A fantastic chance for Year 11s+ to experience the UK’s most inspiring maths speakers live, presenting mathematics in the context of exciting, real-world situations! Held in one of London’s West End theatres, as well as other top theatres around the country, all shows have three interactive talks and a lively Q&A session. As well as mathematicians and statisticians, many of the shows feature engineers and physicists, making this the ideal STEM outing for your school.
A teacher-led KS2/KS3 session in which students use packs of materials supplied by the museum. Explore the museum’s galleries, meet mathematical challenges and learn about objects and cultures. For your KS5 pupils, the Money Handling and Financial Education Workshop will explore trading practices and the creation of markets.
Islamic art explores the geometric systems that depend upon the regular division of the circle and the study of Islamic art increases appreciation and understanding of geometry. With V&A maths resources, you can also explore tessellations and symmetry, whilst taking a look at the Islamic Middle East collections.
Students will take an hour-long tour of the crypt and cathedral, then build an arch (and find out about the forces and skills involved), create structures using their own bodies, discover materials such as stone, wood, metal and their properties, view the geometric staircase and the ‘Great Model’ and find out about Wren’s use of ‘sacred geometry’.
The museum, housed within the Bank of England, traces the history of the bank from its foundation in 1694 to its role today as the nation’s central bank. The bank has had the responsibility of setting interest rates to control inflation since 1997, and also issues bank notes and works to maintain a stable financial system. There are a number of talks available (approx. 60 mins):
Pounds & Pence - Encourages students to think about the value of money and prices, and their spending and saving decisions.
Keeping on an Even Keel - Explains what the bank does to keep inflation low, maintain trust in its banknotes and keep the financial system stable.
Activity sheets are available at the Museum, and resources are available from the Museum's website. An essential visit for every student studying business, maths and economics.
Visit this striking stadium to gain an invaluable insight into modern engineering. Take a 90-minute tour, see England’s changing rooms, the players’ warm-up zone, the Royal Box and much more. You can even ‘Lift the Cup’! Worksheets are available to accompany your visit, and explore topics related to science, maths, statistics, design and engineering. You can use our Maths Explorer learning resources to link football shirts to maths too.
Visit the historic site where secret British code breaking activities took place during WWII, and where the modern computer was born. Bletchley Park runs a range of guided tours and talks for groups that are designed to enthuse students about the disciplines that underpinned the code breakers’ work.
Based at Bletchley Park, this museum houses the largest collection of functional historic computers in Europe.
The Alton Towers Resort is the UK’s #1 Theme Park Resort and with over 40 rides and attractions, it is also the ultimate destination for your next school trip! With amazing educational, recreational and residential school trips to choose from you can really make the most of those amazing experiences outside the classroom. Our dedicated schools team provide high quality and valuable experiences for your pupils, including a range of talks and workshops that cover Science, Business, Travel and Tourism, History, Geography and engineering as well as many more.
Take in London’s best-loved sights on this enjoyable cruise. Your students will gain an insight into the many layers of history that have built up along the river, from the Houses of Parliament and Tower Bridge to the Coca-Cola London Eye.
A classroom with a moving view! Standing 135m tall on the South Bank of the River Thames, nothing says iconic like The lastminute.com London Eye.
Since 2000, this world-famous structure has taken over 75million people on a journey into London’s skyline. Be Inspired with our Skyline Workshops. At an additional cost, these enhanced in-pod experiences are delivered by our education hosts and include interactive activities and interesting facts on London's iconic skyline.
Developed in collaboration with education specialists, teachers can book either a KS2/KS3 version.
See the major sights of the city. An expert Blue Badge Guide will join you on your coach and bring the Capital to life for your group. Sights may include Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Westminster Abbey and St Paul’s Cathedral.
A West End show is a magical and unforgettable experience and a must for groups visiting the city! Catch a show at one of the capital's famous theatres with tickets to an array of award-winning plays and spectacular musicals, including the Lion King and Wicked!
There are so many popular options to choose from and we can book any show for your group. Plus, our dedicated in-house theatre team and our links with the best ticket providers means we’ll be able to reserve your first choice tickets.
Step on to authentic sets, discover the magic behind spellbinding special effects and explore the behind-the-scenes secrets of the Harry Potter film series. Tread the original stone floor of the iconic Hogwarts Great Hall, encounter animatronic creatures and wander down Diagon Alley. Your Harry Potter World school trip is located at the Studios where all 8 films were produced.
45 minute workshops are also available, covering Art and Design, Business Studies, English and Drama, Film and Media and STEM subjects, as well as Primary.
Learning through enjoyment is our ethos at THORPE PARK Resort. Teachers have the option to book an educational workshop from our award-winning STEM & Business programme that aims to harness students’ excitement and provide the framework to challenge and inspire them.
With over 10 educational experiences to choose from, THORPE PARK Resort can help bring your subject to live with a range of engaging 45-minute talks and interactive hands on workshops for key stages 2-5.
With over 55 rides, live shows and attractions, all set in 150 acres of beautiful parkland; bring learning to life outside of the classroom with LEGOLAND® Windsor Resorts tailored school trips which can engage, excite and inspire your students. LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort has been awarded with a Learning Outside of the Classroom Quality Award: a national accreditation for the provision of learning.
Code breaking is a fascinating real-life application of mathematics. Presented by mathematician Dr James Grime, the Enigma Project is a presentation about the history and mathematics of codes and codebreaking – from the ancient Greeks to World War II and beyond – including a demonstration of an original World War II Enigma machine! This presentation can also be followed by a code breaking workshop where students get the chance to become the code breakers themselves! The presentation and workshop are suitable for most age groups and abilities, from Y5 to Y13.
The ArcelorMittal Orbit is the perfect destination for persons of any age! You will be able to admire breath-taking views of London from the UK's tallest sculpture, from stunning viewing platform with floor to ceiling windows & from the outside observation walkways suspended 80m above the ground. You will also experience the adrenaline of riding the world's tallest, longest and fastest tunnel slide of 178 metres length. You will travel through light and dark sections, loops and gentle curves at a speed of up to 15 miles per hour!
Social media has had a huge impact on our lives over the last few years. It has made it easier to connect with people, to gathering information and has even impacted elections. However, there are also many students who have gone beyond using it for personal gain and seeing how it can help them with their studies and also build careers. Changing the mindset from using social media as a hobby to using it professionally is something that Andrew Davis (Trainer) has done. He has helped many students over the years and will help you in this 90 minute workshop.
This workshop will show you a very simple strategy in identifying the people you want to communicate with and getting them to engage with your content by understanding how film scripts work. Storytelling is the success for media online and this workshop will show you how to do that.
Science / Maths / Computer Science
This workshop not only shows you what works from a creative point of view put also strips away what you see on Snapchat/Instagram and more and goes under the engine to show you the science and maths behind how these platforms decide who sees what content.
This workshop shows you the business end of social media and how companies are using it to make money, acquire customers and keep existing ones. Understanding how business works online is what all organisations are trying to achieve and this workshop will show you how it is done.
State of the art interactive displays, compelling stories, iconic cars and motorcycles – let the Silverstone Experience take you on a journey through the past, present and future of Silverstone and British motor racing! Workshops are also available at the Silverstone Experience and are designed to provide curriculum-related, hands-on opportunities for students to extend their learning in STEM subjects. Workshops are led by trained facilitators and are based in one of the Learning Studios overlooking the famous Silverstone Circuit. Also, at the end of your visit, experience the thrill of speeding around Silverstone alongside your racing heroes in a dramatic, immersive show ‘The ultimate lap of Silverstone’ with commentary by Murray Walker.
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