SEN workshop: Science Explorers

Science Made Simple

Investigate the science of sound with our multi-sensory science workshops, developed especially for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

In these workshops, our experienced presenters will lead your students through an exploration of sound through their senses. Our fun and surprising demonstrations are designed to be accessible for all using a mixture of taste, touch, sight and hearing.

The workshop is based upon our longest-running and most popular show “Music to Your Ears”. Our presenter will work with your staff’s expertise in engaging your students and adapt the workshop to a level suitable for every student.

“We felt like it matched each pupil, regardless of where they are for their learning – it just engaged them, it was brilliant”

– Teacher, Trinity Fields SEN School


STEM Concepts covered

  • Sound is caused by vibrations
  • Low sounds travel better through solids
  • A string is a solid

“Great science lesson with the children and staff were well engaged. Would love this more often.”

“Literally the highlight of my week”

-Teachers, Ty Gwyn SEN School

You can watch a slideshow of our workshop in action here.


15-20 minute long workshops

Up to 6 workshops in a day

Suggested audiences

Designed for students with a wide range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities including ASD and PMLD

Ideal for audiences who find STEM subjects challenging

Group Size

Maximum 12 participants and their support staff

Generally works best keeping with your regular class size

We will need the venue to provide

2 tables

Seats or appropriate alternatives for staff and students

Access to warm water close by

Drinking water for the presenters

Expected outcomes
  • For participants to enjoy exploring science with multi-sensory hands-on accessible experiments
  • For participants to feel comfortable
  • For participants to leave with a sense of achievement – “I have just been a scientist. I could become a scientist”.

Workshop Objectives

  • To engage all workshop participants in a way suitable for them
  • To give ideas to support staff to increase their confidence with STEM subjects
To book this activity, please contact:
Science Made Simple

science made simple, 4th Floor McKenzie House
30-36 Newport Road
CF24 0DE CARDIFF United Kingdom

The STEM Directory is provided as a service to support you in finding enrichment opportunities. The activities are offered by external providers and are not endorsed by STEM Learning. We are not responsible for their content or delivery.

Grants for school

The Royal Institution runs two enrichment and enhancement grant schemes. Grants of up to £500 are available to UK-registered state schools to host a STEM activity selected from the STEM Directory.

There are a number of other organisations that offer grants to schools.

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