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Boost your science curriculum with a visit from Fab Science

BOOST YOUR SCIENCE CURRICULUM WITH A VISIT FROM FAB SCIENCE

At Fab Science, we are passionate about engaging children in science from an early age. Our workshops are carefully designed by a qualified science teacher to boost science learning through practical, hands on experimenting and inspirational demonstrations. Every session is complimented by a classroom pack, offering teachers resources and ideas for follow-up work to maximise learning.

Choose from a theme day which can be shared by several classes across the school or a curriculum-linked workshop for a specific year group.

THEME DAYS

  • POTTY POTIONS – all ages
  • FANTASTIC FORCES – all ages
  • FAB FORENSICS – KS2
  • SWEETIE SCIENCE – all ages
  • CONSTRUCTION CHALLENGE – KS2
  • BLAST OFF! – KS2
POTTY POTIONS – all ages

Our most popular theme day; wizarding scientists will wow your children with potions and spells. This exciting introduction to chemistry includes colour-changing potions, magically inflating balloons, toothpaste for giants and a truly magical dry ice demonstration. Quite simply the best potions class outside of Hogwarts!

FANTASTIC FORCES – all ages

Lots of cool tricks with air pressure, gravity and inertia. See an egg disappear into a bottle and a tin be crushed by the air around it. Learn about flight and get the chance to launch rockets powered by air. Suitable for EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2.

FAB FORENSICS – KS2

Create a crime scene in your school hall! Your young forensics scientists will need to investigate fingerprints, DNA, fibres, footprints and more to match the suspects to the clues. Suitable for Key Stage 2 only.

SWEETIE SCIENCE – all ages

Developed as a special request for a class topic of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this is now one of our most popular workshops! Sweetie-based experiments that Mr Wonka would be proud of. Mrs Johnson of Summercroft Primary described it as “the best science workshop that I’ve seen in my time in teaching”.

CONSTRUCTION CHALLENGE – KS2

Use teamwork and engineering skills to build a giant tetrahedron. The modular system allows every child to have their own part in making this 4 metre high structure. It’s so big, we can fit the whole class inside it for a photo (carefully!).

BLAST OFF! – KS2

Choose from rockets and parachutes (outdoors) or rocket-cars (inside or out) to learn about air resistance, friction and gravity. Children build the rockets, parachutes and cars from scratch, thinking about aerodynamics and power-to-weight ratios, then launch using compressed air.

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, find out about friction and try out some tricks! Covers all requirements of Y3 Forces….plus a good dose of forces fun.

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.