“Very inspirational; the children loved it. It’s all they’ve been talking about all day”
Our hands-on workshops allow pupils to consolidate learning while also providing fun and innovative links to the National Curriculum. They can be adapted to suit any key stage supporting your classroom teaching.
The mention pond life usually conjures up images of frogs and fish. But there’s a whole microscopic ecosystem in just a few drops of water that is invisible to the naked eye. Our microscopes can magnify up to 400 times allowing us to observe this often overlooked menagerie of microbeasts. Suitable for KS2 to KS5.
If you want to know how something works, it’s a good idea to take it apart! Find out what makes a fish a fish as you systematically and scientifically dissect it piece by piece. Not for the squeamish! NB. All our fish are locally and sustainably caught. Suitable for KS2 to KS5.
Oil Spill Clean Up
oil runs our planet but where does it come from and how do experts clean it up when things go wrong? Learn about the different techniques that are used to remove oil from the marine environment then have a go at cleaning up your own ocean. The workshop ends with an explosive demonstration of what happens when you burn oil in the presence of water! Suitable for KS1 to KS4.
Just using plain old saltwater and some electricity, we explore the science of electro-chemistry. Create poisonous chlorine gas, make a salt water battery, split water into its hydrogen and oxygen components. Very hands-on and perfect for enhancing KS3 and KS4 Chemistry. Suitable for KS1 to KS4.
Water, water everywhere…
…but not a drop to drink! Water is essential for life on Earth but a surprisingly small percentage of it is drinkable. In true Ray Mears style, pupils learn about the importance of water conservation by building their own filter out of household items. The different filters are then put to the test to see which team produced the cleanest water. Suitable for KS1 to KS3.
Instead of us coming to you, why don’t you come to us?! Out of our conveniently located seafront office, Brighton Beach provides the perfect environment for a spot of beach combing, metal detecting, wave observations and weather measurements!