Who wants to be a Superhero?

Science Made Simple

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

Suggested audiences

7-11 year olds

Families or mixed age groups

Festivals and events

We will need the venue to provide

Power sockets

Projector Screen

Two long tables

Room that can be darkened is preferable

Curriculum Links

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
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

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