Dr Ken - Inspiring STEM shows and Workshops
producing creative and bespoke STEM days for schools at all key stages and development programmes for educational professionals since 1997. Shows and workshops balance entertainment and engagement with topics from the curriculum.
"Your workshops were an inspirational combination of theory and practice, mathematics and science."
"We have used many of the scientific concepts illustrated in the show to support our Science lessons."
Presentations are 60 minutes. A variety of themes and topics are available including:
Entertaining Science Circus Show - Why jugglers love gravity, how clowns use the force like a Ninja and will the unicyclist keep moving to stay still?
How to Save the Planet in 45 mins - A sustainability science show exploring the what, why and how we reduce, reuse and recycle.
It's All Done with Mirrors - Trap doors, mirrors, blind spots? Magicians using science and engineering to amaze their audiences.
It Doesn't Add UP - Think of a number, apply some maths and before you know it you're a mathemagician!!!
These are designed to complement the shows but may run as standalone activities many have 30, 40 and 60 minutes versions.
Each show aims to
- Reinforce key curriculum STEM concepts
- Enhance and extend aspects of the STEM curriculum
- Enable audiences to think fondly upon STEM subjects
- How STEM effects us in the real world.
Hands on Workshops enable pupils to develop their inquiry based skills. The investigations allow pupils to gain an insight into the impact STEM can have on many aspects of everyday life.
To book this activity, please contact:
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||13 September 2017|
|Last modified||13 September 2017|
|Nature of scheme||In-school visit|
|Subject(s)||Cross curricular, Engineering, Food Preparation and Nutrition, Food science, Mathematics, Science, Physics, Working scientifically, Practical work, Enquiries and investigations, Demonstrations, Chemistry|
|Age||5-7, 7-11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19, FE/HE|
|Running times||A day|
Costs may need to be adjusted to cover travel and expenses. Reductions are available for bookings on consecutive days and during area tours. After school CPD packages can also be arranged for a small additional cost.