Who wants to be a Superhero?
Meet six real-life young scientists and engineers. Each one has made a sixty-second video about their job and what they enjoy most about it. We use these as a springboard to leap straight into some fascinating areas of science and engineering, with interactive demonstrations involving volunteers from the audience.
Just what exactly do scientists and engineers do? How do planes fly? How can we see through the dust in space? How do engineers make playgrounds safer to play in? How are they saving the planet?
This is a careers driven show aiming to introduce Key Stage Two pupils to the wide range of careers available in science and engineering, and to show them that scientists and engineers are people just like them! The show also covers gravity, forces, energy, light, space, the environment and materials.
You can watch a preview of one of our 'real life superheroes'. Laura is an environmental scientist helping to save the planet!
50 to 60 minute to fit into you school timetable
7-11 year olds
Families or mixed age groups
Festivals and events
We will need the venue to provide
Two long tables
Room that can be darkened is preferable
Key Stage 2
Ideas and Evidence in Science:
- Thinking creatively
- Testing ideas using evidence from observation and measurement
Forces and Motion:
- Gravity, friction, air resistance and equal and opposite reaction
- Materials and their properties
Light and Sound:
- Light travels from a source
- Light cannot pass through some materials
Science Made Simple
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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.
|Published||25 February 2020|
|Last modified||25 February 2020|
|Nature of scheme||In-school visit|
|Subject(s)||Careers, Cross curricular, Engineering, Science, Biology, Physics, Working scientifically, Practical work, Demonstrations|
|Running times||1-4 hours|
For your Science Made Simple show day, can have up to three performances of the show for £575+VAT, exclusive of travel.
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