Primary Science CPD sessions

In this session we will set up practical science experiments for teachers to experiment with, introducing interesting equipment that can make your teaching more exciting. We explain the science behind the experiments, where necessary, up to a GSCE level.

This will be followed by an interactive question and answer session to expand these subjects so that teachers will have the knowledge and confidence to answer any questions posed by their pupils.

We will also discuss any experiments, recipes and equipment needed to do certain activities that teachers might like to attempt in their classes, to extend and liven up their science teaching and to aid with developing a progression from year to year with subjects such as electrical circuits.

Topics to cover:

  • Forces

    Equal and opposite forces – drawing and explaining balanced forces, rockets

  • Electricity

    Flows of electricity, circuits, commercial circuit boards, motors, generating electricity – using wind generators, fruit, solar panels etc.

  • Light

    Splitting up light, into the colours of the spectrum, bending light in transparent materials and from mirrors, optical fibres

  • Space

    Objects in space, day and night, shadows, phases of the moon, life cycle of stars, formation of the solar system, gravity and the bending of space

  • Chemical reactions

    Mixing chemicals together to make different chemicals – acids and alkalis and purple cabage indicator, making slime from PVA glue

  • Sound and frequency

    Seeing vibrations and the kinds of materials that sound travels best in

  • Chromatography

    A way of separating dyes using the solubility of those dyes in water

Please contact Dr Gareth Francis to discuss your requirements and tailor a CPD session for your school.

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Booking is easy and hassle free, just email us to book a workshop today.

Private Tutoring

We provide tutoring for students in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics up to GCSE level, and mathematics at A -level.

We are proud to have provided science workshops for Dow Silicones during British Science Week 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Science Workshops

for Primary Schools

Available dates always book up fast, so make sure you get the date you want and book for next term now!

Science Club

Afterschool Science Club for our school

Each week we do practical science experiments covering different aspects of science, from electricity generation to making slime and perfumes.

There is no lower limit to the number of children but 15 is a good manageable number of children in each session.

Our Afterschool Science clubs run for 1 hour after school one day a week. Our afterschool clubs in Newick Primary, Shipbourne Primary, Claremont Primary and Buxted Primary Schools have all been well attended and enjoyed by the children.

If you are interested in having an Afterschool Science Club in your school. Ask your school to get in touch with us.

The Tutors

Dr Gareth Francis – Working Science Owner and Manager

Our workshops and science days have been developed by a PhD physicist with extensive background knowledge of how science is used in research and industry. 

Dr Gareth Francis is easily approachable and loves to enthuse children about science.  Your pupils can ask him anything they want to know about science and he will provide answers! 

He has a degree in Physics and Astrophysics and a PhD in Nanotechnology.  He has also previously worked in business for the 12 years and can provide real life examples of science in action to school children.

He has been fully DBS checked and is insured to run science workshops in schools and other venues.

Get in Touch

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Tunbridge Wells
Kent TN4 0NG

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