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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.
On a Natural History Museum school trip, your students can explore the natural world and discover the amazing diversity of life that has evolved on our planet. Study a range of themes including climate change, evolution and the natural environment, helping to give your students an understanding of the impact that science has on their lives.
Exploring the human biology gallery, which covers memory and how our memory functions and an insight into the human body.
2D drawings can never fully convey the complexity and elegance of DNA or protein structures. Help your students visualise fundamental biological building blocks of life, and take away 3D printed models for your group to analyse.
Space exploration goes 3D as your students plan, design and prototype a concept vehicle for Mars. This project is perfect for STEM learning and getting students thinking about life-supporting conditions on another planet.
Use 3D printing to engage study of evolution and plant biology. Show how leaf shape and size has evolved to perfectly adapt to their climate, designing and 3D printing your own leaf.
Produce your own version of a shampoo and compare it to the commercial product.
Learn about DNA molecules, extract your own DNA and create a necklace to take away.
Get hands on and make bath bombs and lip balms whilst learning some fundamental chemistry.
Build and crash test a vehicle on a specially designed rig then analyse the results using high-speed photography.
A great introduction to genetics and forensic analysis with the opportunity to use modern molecular biological techniques to test DNA samples.
Extract your own DNA using modern techniques and equipment only found in research laboratories.
This education eco-facility at the heart of Hyde Park offers half day sessions inspired by the unique biodiversity of the Royal Parks for science students, including Science in the Royal Parks (looking at the different careers in the parks which use science), Food Chains & Webs, Talk About the Weather, Unlocking Classification and Local Nature Conservation.
Visit this striking stadium to gain an invaluable insight into modern engineering. Worksheets are available to accompany your visit on Science, Maths & Statistics and Design & Engineering.
Spend time with over 750 species on a London Zoo school trip. Immerse students in the sights, sounds and experiences of life in the animal kingdom.
Placing science in context, this is the first science education centre in the world to be located within medical laboratories. Sudents will experience unique science shows, digital interactive games, human specimens and interactive microscopes. All groups are joined by a STEM ambassador who studetns can question about the life of a scientist and their own career choices.
We can also book you a fun-filled and curriculum linked Science Show or Workshop. The content relates to cells and the human body, and all of the Shows and Workshops have specific curriculum links.
Opening in Summer 2018 will be the exciting new Neuron Pod, which adds to the Centre of the Cell's capacity for educational workshops, experiments, debates and exhibitions.
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.
Can you discover the sneaky scientific secrets behind the illusions? The show will challenge you to think creatively like a scientist and a magician. The interactive show encourages enquiry, using magic tricks to inspire students’ imaginative engagement with scientific ideas and technological developments.
Are superpowers fact, fiction or feasible in the future? Explore x-ray vision, super strength, invisibility, levitation, telekinesis and mind-reading and find out what they do (or don’t) have to do with real science like forces and motion, light and radiation, waves, electricity, psychology and neuroscience.
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.
The Wellcome Collection explores the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future.
The venue provides an insight to anyone seeking to understand biology, medicine and the role of medicine in society – past and present. Free guided tours of exhibitions are available for pre-booked groups.
During a 90 minute session with a sleep expert from the Sleep Assessment & Advisory Service (SAAS), students will explore the links between sleep and wakefulness. Created by Dr Chris Idzikowski, the country's leading expert in sleep and director of the Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service, this unique session draws on his experience of more than 30 years in the field which includes running a sleep disorders centre, investigating the effects of drugs on sleep, giving expert advice at major criminal trials and publishing several books.
You can choose to focus on a range of study themes including: Sleep Research, Sleep Disorders; Sleep and the Law; Sleep and dreaming, Mental Illness and Sleep. Your session can be tailored to suit the specific learning requirements of your group. For example, for GCSE groups "Sleep research" can be turned into an opportunity to learn about "Research methods" used in psychological research.
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.
Standing tall on the south bank of the River Thames, nothing says iconic like The lastminute.com London Eye.
Right in the heart of the city, you'll get closer views of London’s most spectacular landmarks from Big Ben to The Houses of Parliament and even Windsor Castle on a clear day! Go one better than looking at the iconic skyline, move through it.
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Come and witness the legacy of London 2012 and see the Olympic Park area following the exciting urban regeneration programme which transformed the face of East London. Your Blue Badge Guide can take you even closer to the venues, driving right next to the Velodrome, the BMX track, and the Olympic and the Paralympic Villages. The coach will travel around the edge of the Olympic Park before making a stop at the Olympic Stadium, the Aquatics Centre and the Orbit. The tour also affords fantastic views of the International Broadcast Centre and the Copper Box venue. Weather permitting, there are opportunities to get off the coach and explore.
You’ll then head to the Royal Docks to view ExCel, which hosted seven Olympic sports and five Paralympic sports. Then to Woolwich to see the magnificent facade of the Royal Artillery Barracks, the venue for shooting and for the Paralympic archery. The tour ends at Greenwich with a walk in the Park where the Equestrian events and the Modern Pentathlon had such a spectacular setting.
Tours can be tailored to a group’s specific requirements.
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.
Harry Potter is a behind-the-scenes walking tour which will truly immerse students into the world of film-making. 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.
Filled with 14 exciting, interactive zones and the excellent Marvel Super Heroes 4D movie experience, Madame Tussauds London combines glitz and glamour with incredible history with over 300 wax figures, including David Beckham, Lady Gaga, the Queen and many, many more. So, who do you want to meet?
Star Wars at Madame Tussauds
Created in close collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm, Star Wars at Madame Tussauds is a unique, immersive experience starring extraordinarily life-like wax figures of the favourite heroes and villains of Star Wars Episodes I-VI. The figures appear in authentic walk-in sets inspired by key scenes from the movies. Dynamic special effects add to the immersion, as you can step right into, and star in, some of the most iconic moments in film history.
The View from The Shard offers a unique education experience – it is the only place where students can see the entire city at once; both old and new! Two high speed kaleidoscopic lifts will transport your group to the viewing platforms on Level 69 and Level 72 where you can encourage your student’s fascination with the history of London and enjoy the unparalleled 360 degree views.
Educational visits can support learning across both the National and London Curriculum, including History, English, Maths, Geography, and Art and Design.
Learning through enjoyment is the ethos THORPE PARK Resort is championing to teachers and students alike. Our goal is to harness students’ excitement and provide the framework to challenge and inspire them. Take a walk on the island’s wild side and enjoy over 30 rides, live events and attractions to choose from inside the Resort, including our family favourite, ANGRY BIRDS LAND with 4D Experience and Dodgems. THORPE Education Daily Talks! A 30 minute talk from a choice of STEM or Business subjects for KS3, KS4 or KS5.
THORPE PARK Resort provides opportunities for learning with a range of curriculum-linked educational workshops including STEM subjects, Business Studies, Psychology, Marketing, THORPE PARK Resort as a Business and The Science of Roller Coasters.
You can download THORPE PARK's educational resources to enhance your pupils’ experience.
Visit LEGOLAND ® Windsor Resort and experience the ultimate world of LEGO ® adventure! With over 55 rides, fantastic live shows and attractions set over 150 acres of parkland, the LEGOLAND ® Windsor Resort is a destination that is not to be missed!
The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort is the ideal destination, with over 55 interactive rides, live shows and attractions all set over 150 acres of beautiful parkland. Step into Heartlake City world of the LEGO® Friends, soar through the air on the Dragon rollercoaster, make a splash in DUPLO® Valley, discover a world of awesome sea creatures on Atlantis Submarine Voyage or earn your very first driving licence in the LEGO City Driving School. Awesome awaits at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort.
Cross-Curricular Workshop LEGOLAND® is the perfect place for teachers, carers and children to experience a fun and engaging school trip! We offer hands on workshops hosted by our trained educational staff which cover the core STEM principals. All of our workshops are fully adaptable to age and student’s needs, plus they utilise the world’s finest educational play materials: LEGO bricks! 2018 marked 60 years of the brick and to celebrate we are building awesome new attractions full of LEGO® bricks including MINILAND USA and LEGO Reef!
LEGOLAND ® offers two educational workshops covering Computing & Computer Science for KS3 & KS4 pupils. LEGO ® Robotics and LEGO ® Computer Design and Control, teach pupils about algorithms, Boolean, sequences and inputs & outputs through building and debugging programmes.
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Kings, queens, statesmen and soldiers; poets, priests, heroes and villains - the Abbey is a must-see living pageant of British history. Located in the heart of London, this wonderful 700-year-old building offers highly-popular tours and subject-linked workshops for a range of subjects including Religious Studies, History, STEM and Literacy.
Students will learn and engage in practical ‘hands-on’ activities relating to evidence preservation and retrieval at a Crime Scene Investigation. Activities include dusting for fingerprints, hair & fibre analysis and UV detection.
BodyWorlds London is the perfect place for your trip. The plastinates and thought-provoking interactives will educate and challenge students, making it possible for the entire group to study the inner workings of the human body into great detail – up to the smallest hair vein! There are more than 200 exhibits, spread over six galleries, split into the following sections: Locomotive System, Cardiovascular System, Reproductive System, Nervous System, Digestive System and the Respiratory System. The museum experience educates about the inner workings of the human body, showing the effects that daily lifestyle choices have on our health. Set up in the former home of Ripley’s Believe It or Not, BodyWorlds offers comprehensive education packs to guide students and teachers during their visit, catering for Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. All are linked to the National Curriculum. An unforgettable field trip your group will be talking about for years to come!
Explore the Aviation Experience with this interactive one-hour guided tour. Learn about different aspects of the aviation industry, including what happens to aircraft on the ground, the roles and responsibilities of cabin crew and the advances in aircraft technology. Then discover the science behind flight and examine a real Rolls-Royce jet engine. This session is accompanied by a range of props and equipment to help make full use of the exhibition.
To further your students’ experience, you can also add a flight simulation experience and get to choose from a selection of additional one-hour workshops covering a range of topics:
• The Act of Forces: The Science Behind Aviation
• Redesign, Recycle, Reduce: Creating Sustainable Aircraft
• Let’s Go Green: Sustainable Travel and Tourism (Key Stage 5)
• Emirates Airline: Aviation, Travel And Tourism
• From The Ground Up: Emirates Customer Services (Key Stage 5)
In this 90 minute interactive workshop, students will each build and test a buggy powered by a balloon. They will work out all the independent variables and choose one to investigate its effect on a dependant variable.
The Science Gallery is part of a mission by King’s College London to connect art, science and health to drive innovation and creative thinking in the heart of the city. The free-to-visit space is at London Bridge, and three seasons will each focus on a theme through exhibitions, events, performances, live experiments, open discussions and festivals. All will have scientific engagement at their core and the programming draws on and reflects a broad range of expertise in health and wellbeing.
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.
We're delighted to offer a bespoke half-day course that is designed to give your students an insight into what life's really like working as a healthcare professional. They will get an expert talk, along with the opportunity to try some experiential activities, such as suturing and venepuncture.
During this four-hour visit, your students will get:
Wicker Man at Alton Towers Resort
The World’s First Rollercoaster Experience Fusing Wood with Fire!
Wicker Man is a multisensory rite of passage guaranteed to get your heart pumping and senses tingling! Join the chosen ones on the world’s most immersive rollercoaster experience to date, unifying cutting edge special effects with classic wooden coaster technology for the first time!
The Resort is home to an awesome choice of world first rollercoasters – enjoy G-forces greater than a space shuttle on the legendary Nemesis, brave Oblivion’s iconic vertical drop, ride The Smiler’s 14 loops or satisfy your need for speed on Rita – hold on tight! Younger guests will love exploring favourites at CBeebies Land including Postman Pat Parcel Post, Mr. Bloom’s Allotment, Justin’s House Pie-O-Matic Factory and the In the Night Garden Magical Boat Ride.
Plus, with some of CBeebies’ most popular characters to meet, it’s the perfect place for children to learn, play and inspire their imaginations. With over 50 rides and attractions, Alton Towers Resort is the UK’s number 1 theme park.
Educational Talks and Workshops
There are a wide range of educational talks and workshops available from KS2 to KS5.
There are free resources available to download online which can be used to enhance your class visit. With 18 talks to choose from, subjects include; Mathematics for KS2 and KS3, Geography, History, Travel and Tourism, Business Studies, Design and Technology, The Science of Rollercoasters, ICT, Customer Service, Road Safety for KS1 and KS2 and Science and Citizenship: Snacks, Shelter and Safety for KS1 and KS2.
Your group can also enjoy an interactive workshop exploring the amazing wooden construction of Alton Towers' latest rollercoaster experience, ‘Wicker Man’, plus an immersive talk on the psychology of a ride experience unlike any other.
Discover the world of wonder behind the botanical collections at Kew, with over 50,000 living plants to be found across the UNESCO World Heritage site. Groups can take part in a hands on, 90 min workshop which links directly to the curriculum. Workshops are available from KS3-KS5 and include topics such as: ecosystems: deserts and rainforests, evolution and adaptation, natural resources, nutrient cycles and decomposition.
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