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Education

From Early Years to Key Stage 3/4

STEM subjects are the backbone of the school curriculum and with more and more opportunities within the

field, it's as important as ever to introduce young people into hundreds of industries.

At Xplore! we specialise in inspiring young minds both in and out of the classroom covering all aspects of

science, technology, engineering and maths.

To find out we can offer you email info@xplorescience.co.uk or follow the links below to browse our catalogue. You can also download a PDF version of the programme

Xplore offers a wide selection of Workshops, Shows and challenges for all abilities and subject areas. To enquire

about availability email bookings@xplorescience.co.uk or phone 01978 293400.

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  • Foundation / Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2
  • Key Stage 3/4
  • KS1 body bother

    Body Bother

    Delyth's naughty little cousin Dilwyn is sick. Can you help Delyth work out what is the matter with him?

    Investigate the different parts of the body, exploring what could be making Dilwyn feel so unwell.

    Learning objectives

    Problem Solving, Communication, Listening

    Virtual delivery option

    KS1 construction kit

    Construction Kit

    Investigate shapes, construct bridges and recreate famous structures.

    Use specially designed building blocks to design and create a wide range of buildings and structures.

    Construct 2D and 3D shapes, test the strength of bridges and build the tallest tower in the class.

    Learning objectives

    Problem Solving, Communication, Listening, Engineering

    KS1 living in space

    Destination Space KS1 –Living in Space

    Join the team to find out how many jobs are involved in getting a team of astronauts to the International Space Station.

    This interactive show helps learners discover what is needed to survive a 6 month space mission.

    Learning objectives

    Problem Solving, Communication, Science

    Virtual delivery option

    KS1 forces

    Forces

    During this interactive show, discover how to use pushes and pulls to make things move and how friction stops us slipping over.

    Learning objectives

    Problem Solving, Science, Exploration

    Virtual delivery option

    KS1 post office

    Post Office

    Become a post office apprentice in this fun workshop!

    Use your maths skills to send the mail so it arrives at the right address, check the weight of the parcels and

    find out where postcards have been sent from around the world.

    Learning objectives

    Maths, Teamwork, Geometry, Communication

    KS1 principality saving school

    Principality Saving School

    A carousel of activities to help learners better understand how a building society works.

    Learners will find out about savings, budgeting and have the opportunity to role play the part of building society staff member.

    Learning objectives

    Maths, Imagination, Teamwork, Problem Solving

    KS1 stardome

    Stardome

    Blast off on a trip across the universe aboard our inflatable planetarium, stopping off at the Sun,

    the Moon, planets and stars along the way!

    Learning objectives

    Listening, Communication, Science

    Only available at your school

    KS1 toybox science

    Toybox Science

    The toybox is overflowing! Learners will use their scientific knowledge to sort the toys into categories.

    Knowledge of gravity, forces, electricity and magnetism are all involved in the decision making.

    Learning objectives

    Science, Problem Solving, Exploration

    Virtual delivery option

    early years space

    Early Years –Space

    Activities aimed at learners early in their school journey.

    Session of space related activities that encourage problem solving, investigating and small group work.

    Learning objectives

    Imagination, Exploration, Science, Problem Solving

    early years construction

    Early Years - Construction

    Activities aimed at learners early in their school journey.

    Session of construction related activities that encourage problem solving, investigating and small group work.

    Learning objectives

    Engineering, Problem Solving, Teamwork, Exploration

    KS2 construction kit

    Construction Kit

    Investigate shapes, construct bridges and recreate famous structures.

    Use specially designed building blocks to design and create a wide range of buildings and structures.

    Construct 2D and 3D shapes, test the strength of bridges and build the tallest tower in the class.

    Learning objectives

    Geometry, imagination, Teamwork, Engineering

    KS2 bodyworks

    Bodyworks

    Workshop with carousel of activities to allow learners to discover more about how the body works.

    They will look into answering questions; What do the internal organs do? How do we digest food?

    What role does the skeleton have in humans?

    Learning objectives

    Communication, Listening, Exploration, Science

    KS2 light and sound

    Light and Sound

    Find out about the mystery of light and sound!

    How does light travel? How can it be changed?

    Join us in playing some mad musical instruments and discover how vibrating objects produce sound.

    If at your school this show requires a dark environment.

    Learning objectives

    Problem Solving, Listening, Exploration, Science

    KS2 forces

    Forces

    Are you brave enough to sit on a seat of nails?

    Explore different types of forces, what they can do and how they can help us day to day in this interactive science show!

    Learning objectives

    Listening, Exploration, Science

    Virtual delivery option

    KS2 bridge builder

    Bridge Builder

    Using paper, straws, sticky tape and other items, construct a bridge to support a load.

    Can you identify the successful elements of your bridge?

    Learning objectives

    Problem Solving, Teamwork, Exploration, Engineering

    KS2 materials magic.

    Materials Magic

    Discover how materials behave in different conditions.

    Find out how science can be used to explain demonstrations that look like magic!

    Learning objectives

    Communication, Problem Solving, Listening

    Virtual delivery option

    KS2 solar power

    Solar Power

    Harness the power of light in this exciting K’NEX challenge to design and construct a solar powered fairground ride.

    Learning objectives

    Problem Solving, Teamwork, Science, Engineering

    KS2 exomars workshop

    Destination Space - Exomars Workshop

    45 minute activity consisting of a thirty-five minute presentation on Mars,

    the search for life on Mars, and the ExoMars mission,

    followed by ten minute activity investigating the pH of sand samples.

    Learning objectives

    Listening, Science, Technology

    Virtual delivery option

    KS2 satellites

    Destination Space - Satellites - Upper KS2

    45 minute workshop on Satellites, their uses and some of the challenges in launching them.

    The UK government is currently looking to build a number of Spaceports which will allow satellites to be launched, including one here in Wales.

    We will look at some of the science and the applications of satellite technology.

    Learning objectives

    Communication, Science, Technology

    Virtual delivery option

    KS2 stardome

    Stardome

    Blast off on a trip across the universe aboard our inflatable planetarium,

    stopping off at the Sun, the Moon, planets and stars along the way!

    Learning objectives

    Listening, Communication, Science
    Only available at your school

    KS2 aquaponics

    Feed the Future - Aquaponics Challenge

    Find alternative ways of growing food with this aquaponics workshop.

    Learners will be challenged to build a system that uses fish and water instead of soil to grow plants that we can eat.

    Learn how aquaponics can be used to reduce our environmental impact by letting us grow food all year round,

    with less waste, less water and where space is limited.

    Could this be the future of farming?

    Learning objectives

    Problem Solving, Exploration, Technology, Engineering

    KS4 cells

    Cells KS4

    This workshop focuses on real life applications and contexts of cellular biology, including disease identification,

    DNA finger printing, and the role of mitochondrial DNA in identifying human remains.

    Learning objectives

    Problem Solving, Listening, Teamwork, Science

    KS3 crumblebots

    Crumblebots KS3

    This workshop introduces learners to the concept of driverless vehicle technology.

    The main activity is for learners to work in pairs to build and program a driverless vehicle using a CrumbleBot.

    For longer workshops, learners program their CrumbleBot to undertake a line-follower challenge using an infra-red sensor.

    Learning objectives

    Communication, Problem Solving, Teamwork, Technology

    KS3 satellites

    Destination Space – Satellites Workshop lower KS3

    45 minute workshop on Satellites, their uses and some of the challenges in launching them.

    The UK government is currently looking to build a number of Spaceports which will allow satellites to be launched, including one here in Wales.

    We will look at some of the science and the applications of satellite technology.

    Learning objectives

    Communication, Science, Technology

    Virtual delivery option

    KS3-4 aquaponics

    Feed the Future – Aquaponics Challenge

    Find alternative ways of growing food with this aquaponics workshop.

    Learners will be challenged to build a system that uses fish and water instead of soil to grow plants that we can eat.

    Learn how aquaponics can be used to reduce our environmental impact by letting us grow food all year round,

    with less waste, less water and where space is limited. Could this be the future of farming?

    Learning objectives

    Problem Solving, Exploration, Technology, Engineering

    KS3-4 explore your universe

    Explore Your Universe KS3/4

    Using intriguing equipment not usually available to schools,

    learners deepen their understanding of physics; magnets and fields, electrons and charge and how we observe our universe.

    This workshop will inspire learners with the astounding work of UK scientists within STFC.

    Learning objectives

    Exploration, Listening, Science, Technology

    KS3 forces

    Forces KS3

    This lively show brings the subject of forces to life through a series of volunteer-led experiments.

    Investigate a range of topics including Newtons’s laws, gravity, friction and pressure.

    Learning objectives

    Listening, Exploration, Science

    Virtual delivery option

    KS3-4 financial times

    Funancial Times KS3/4

    The numeracy skills required for a career in the financial sector are introduced in hands-on activities simulating world trading.

    Which learners will create the most resources and which will earn the most money?

    Learning objectives

    Communication, Problem Solving, Teamwork, Maths

    KS4 mission to titan

    Mission To Titan KS4

    Learners put their numeracy and programming skills to the test

    and navigate the lunar landscape of Saturn’s Titan using a robotic LEGO Mindstorms rover, scale maps and intelligent sensors.

    Learning objectives

    Problem Solving, Teamwork, Technology, Maths

    KS3 11 mile journey

    RAEng 11 Mile Journey

    Working in small groups, learners take on the role of an engineer and design a route for a canal, similar to the 11 miles at Llangollen.

    Concepts of pulley systems, use of arches and other structural concepts are introduced through hands-on activities.

    Learning objectives

    Communication, Problem Solving, Teamwork, Engineering

    KS3-4 structures

    Structures KS3/4

    The structures workshop is designed to test learners problem solving skills, by challenging them to build various structures.

    Learners will apply knowledge gained from multiple subject areas to complete the challenges.

    Learning objectives

    Communication, Problem Solving, Teamwork, Engineering

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