Working Science provides hands-on and practical science activities for children in primary schools. All of our workshops are delivered by an experienced science communicator, with a PhD in Physics and Astrophysics. We aim to excite and engage children by providing “Wow” science demonstrations and hands-on practical activities for all children to promote a kinaesthetic learning experience.
Our workshops are aimed at primary school children to inspire and educate and to let children discover how rewarding science can be. We love to see pupils faces light up when they discover they can generate electricity from potatoes or citrus fruit, or when they discover just how cold it would be to live on Mars!
All of our workshops are practical and educational. Every session engages children with fun ways to discover how the things we use or see in everyday life really work. Their understanding and engagement is at the heart of everything we do.
Science is a voyage of exploration and discovery. It requires careful observations, fair testing and objective reasoning. Science is often a subject that primary teachers are less confident in teaching. It also requires specialist resources and takes time to prepare good interesting lessons. Working Science attempts to overcome this gap in knowledge and resources with our science workshops.
Our science workshops allow children to try hands on investigations to stimulate questioning and kinaesthetic learning in a safe controlled environment.
We provide science experiences that complement and extend the learning of science in the National Curriculum at KS1 and KS2. Pupils can investigate solar power, wind power, make batteries from potatoes and experiment with static electricity and commercial circuit boards. Our Workshops cover the topics of light, electricity and materials using scientific investigation techniques, fair tests and reasoning.
We have prepared a range of science workshops that have been tested in schools and have be found to be stimulating and enjoyable. They allow children to extend their learning by exploring equipment and using real world science examples that they would not usually see to anchor science concepts.
The teachers we meet are often just as excited as the children to find out how our experiments work. Often we hear that they learned something new from our workshops, which has increased their confidence for teaching science.