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Has lockdown left you with gaps in the science curriculum? Fab Science can help!

A visit from Fab Science can inspire children, boost working scientifically skills and provide a catch up for missed learning. Hands on workshops can be used to enhance classroom learning of a topic or as stand-alone sessions to cover an entire curriculum area. Each activity has been carefully designed by a qualified science teacher to allow opportunities for exploration and fun, while ensuring National Curriculum requirements have been met.

All activities have been fully risk-assessed to minimise Covid risks and any activities that cannot be made Covid-safe have been removed. We have a thorough cleaning programme for equipment and have invested in extra kit to allow for quarantine of any items that cannot be sanitised. We are constantly updating our plans with the latest guidance and will plan your visit in accordance with your own Covid-secure procedures.

YEAR 3-4 WORKSHOPS

  • ELECTRICKERY 1
  • BRILLIANT BODIES 1
  • MAGNETS AND MORE
  • GEOLOGY ROCKS
  • IN A STATE
  • SUPER SOUND
ELECTRICKERY 1

Cover all the statutory requirements of Year 4 electricity by experimenting with components and constructing circuits. Children join hands to become a human circuit and use their new electrical knowledge to build burglar alarms and games. Finish off by making sparks fly with the Van de Graaff generator!

BRILLIANT BODIES 1

A (very gooey) interactive demonstration of the journey of your lunch through the digestive system. Children get a chance to investigate enzymes and learn about how food is broken down. We look at food to start a discussion on balanced diet which can be extended in class. Can cover all NC requirements for Y4 Animals, including humans.

MAGNETS AND MORE

Explore magnetism, air pressure and all kinds of forces with lots of hands on, practical activities. Design your own friction investigation and find out about flight. Covers all requirements of Y3 Forces.

GEOLOGY ROCKS

Use a range of tests to classify rock samples, make fossils and learn about the rock cycle using chocolate! This session can also include an environmental aspect with an investigation of acid rain. Covers all areas of Year 3 Rocks curriculum.

IN A STATE

Start by exploring solids, liquids and gases and how things change state. See clouds in your classroom with a sublime dry ice demonstration. Can include the learning about the water cycle or inspire new ideas with smart materials, non-Newtonian fluids and polymers. Can cover all NC requirements of Y4 States of Matter. 

SUPER SOUND

Explore pitch, volume and how sound travels in a series of hands on activities. See the vibrations that produce sound and understand how our ears work. Covers all NC requirements for Y4 Sound. 

YEAR 5-6 WORKSHOPS

  • ELECTRICKERY 2
  • BRILLIANT BODIES 2
  • USE THE FORCE
  • ALL ABOUT ME
  • MARVELLOUS MATERIALS
  • LIGHT IT UP
ELECTRICKERY 2

An extended version of Electrickery 1, with more emphasis on investigating the effects of changes to circuits and using circuit diagrams. Build a quiz machine and try out the Van de Graaff generator. Covers all NC requirements for Y6 Electricity.

BRILLIANT BODIES 2

Start off with a gooey interactive ‘surgery’ demonstration to find out about major organs of the human body. We’ll dissect real hearts, with a chance for children to see and touch the valves and blood vessels. Investigate lung capacity and heart rate and design a longer-term experiment to continue in class. Can cover all requirements of Y6 Animals, including humans.

USE THE FORCE

Investigate pulleys, levers and gears in practical, real world situations. Then learn about air resistance, friction and gravity by constructing parachutes and launching rockets! Covers all requirements of Y5 Forces.

ALL ABOUT ME

All About Me investigates what makes us unique. DNA, fingerprints, our genes, the features that we can see and those that we can’t. A fascinating extension to the Evolution and Inheritance topic.

MARVELLOUS MATERIALS

This is where chemistry starts to get real! Use pipettes and test tubes to learn about chemical changes with a variety of weird and wonderful concoctions. We also look at smart materials and the amazing world of polymers. Covers all NC requirements of Y5 Properties and Changes of Materials.

LIGHT IT UP

Use ray boxes, mirrors, blocks and prisms to understand how light travels. Investigate colours, learn about lenses and be amazed by chemiluminescence! Can cover all NC requirements for Y6 Light.

Get in touch to find out what we can do for your school.