Sparking Wonder: Science Tricks, Stunts and Mysteries! NN222 / A21

Start date
21 Jan 22
3 Days
Learning Method
Remote Delivered CPD


This course is filled with simple to make, low cost investigations that don't require any specialist knowledge to present. They are designed to grab pupils' attention and imagination. Dr Matt Prichard has 13 years of experience as a science communicator and is an associate of the Inner Magic Circle. He will showcase demonstrations you haven't seen before but will want to start using straight away. Evidenced by psychological studies, this course will explore the psychological benefits of using wonder as a tool when teaching science.
Session timings will be confirmed nearer the time. Please contact Gill Humes if you have any questions.

Who is it for?

Primary science teachers, secondary science teachers

What topics are covered?

Physics/ forces and Energy

How will you learn?

Online learning

How long is this course?

3 days

Course Leaders

Gill Humes

Who is the course leader?


You will:
  • learn a host of novel science tricks and curious investigations using everyday objects
  • understand how to use the 'Wow, How, Now' model to guide pupils through the discovery process
  • have a greater understanding of the role and benefits of wonder for both the pupil and teacher


1 Sparking Wonder: day 121 January 202200:00-00:00Virtual
2 Sparking Wonder: day 228 January 202200:00-00:00Virtual
4 Sparking wonder day 304 February 202200:00-00:00Virtual


Please note - if you work at a state funded school or college in Northern Ireland you will eligible for the ENTHUSE Bursary upon full attendance on this course

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* Your school or college will receive the bursary on successful completion of the CPD and impact toolkit. Find out more.

Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£175.00 +VAT
State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£175.00 +VATStandard bursary available*£390.00

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

Outside the UK? Fee information

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The bursary value may be higher for your school or college.

Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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