In this workshop, you’ll play with an ingenious little device called Makey Makey that allows us to connect everyday items like fruit, playdoh, marshmallows and more to a computer! But, do they conduct enough electricity to allow us to make music? This is a lively science and computing workshop for KS2 students that teaches the principles of circuits, resistance and conductivity. As well as the workshop, students receive a guided tour of the Centre for Computing History, and get time to enjoy the fun hands-on museum.
When a class of 30 visits, the students will be divided into smaller groups of upto 15 students each. One group is given a guided tour of the museum and learns about computing history and the other group will take part in the above activity. After a break, the groups swap activities.
The Centre for Computing History is a pioneering educational charity based in Cambridge. It tells the fascinating story of the Information Age by exploring the historical, social and cultural impact of developments in personal computing. It is much more than a museum hosting hands-on exhibitions, educational workshops and a wide range of activities and events.
Wednesday 16 October
45 min workshop + tour of museum
Venue: Centre for Computing History, Cambridge
Cost: £390 per group (up to 30 students)