Enjoy a science adventure on our KS1 day, where we take a look at our bodies and how they work, explore changing states through the medium of ice cream, and go on a holiday to the Moon! Each school takes part in all three workshops.
Ted’s Moon Adventure
Ted the bear wants to go on holiday to the Moon. But he’s not quite sure what to pack or what he’ll see when he gets there. In this interactive show from Royal Observatory Greenwich, you’ll learn about what astronauts need for their missions and how craters on the Moon are formed.
As space explorers, we look at what Ted might need to pack with a game ‘packing for space’. Using song and play, we then journey to the Moon and discover craters when we get there. We see how they form; demonstrated in a video featuring astronomers from the Royal Observatory Greenwich and explore footprints created in the Moon soil. But as Ted’s air, food and water begin to run out we make our way back to the Earth again! This is an interactive 35-40-minute-long science theatre show.
The Royal Observatory Greenwich is regarded as the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian of the world. It was traditionally a working observatory but is now a museum with a science learning team dedicated to sharing space and astronomy with visitors of all ages. It boasts London’s only planetarium and its schools programme sees over 40,000 learners a year.
Digestion and Respiration
Take a look at two vital organ systems in our bodies, how they work and the various parts, in this workshop from Mini Professors. Get hands-on, replicate the processes involved in the digestive system (and, yes, the end result!) and make a working model lung to take home.
Mini Professors sessions involve a brief introduction, two experiments, a short bespoke video, a topic-specific story book shared with the class and a final summary. ‘Mini Professors for Schools’ is a science programme that has been designed specifically for early years and Key Stage 1 children. We aim to make science fun and enjoyable for these age ranges and we are passionate about science and aim to inspire a generation. Our theme tune’s opening line is ‘Science is all around us’ and this reflects the ethos of our lessons. We feel that all children have a great thirst for learning from a young age and therefore, should be given every opportunity to develop and learn new skills and wonder at the world around them.
Changing States – Making Ice Cream
Help Dr Jo Science Solutions make ice cream in a bag! Explore states of matter (solids and liquids), changing states (freezing and melting), reversible and irreversible changes and then enjoy the fruits of your labour! Kitchen science at its finest. Allergies can be accommodated.
Dr Jo Science Solutions is run by a qualified teacher and research scientist with more than 10 years experience developing and delivering fun and engaging, curriculum-relevant, hands-on science workshops for schools.
Monday 14 October
Venue: The Forum
Cost: £4 per student, max 90 students
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are unable to book the full number of places you require.
For school group bookings only