Physics outreach opportunities for schools
Find out how your school can access our teaching resources, and let's work together to communicate the excitement of physics to children.
Workshops for primary schools
Science workshops on light (KS2-3)
Together with a humanoid robot and a team of PhD students, physicist Dr Ventsislav Valev hosts stimulating science workshops on campus to help primary school teachers inspire their class.
Called 'I could be a scientist!', this literally enlightening session is aimed at pupils in year 6, though all activities are also fun and accessible for year 5s. Children will:
- construct a laser setup to build and play a 'light piano'
- grow a crystal structure
- design new materials
- examine light under a microscope
These workshops are kindly supported by the Royal Society and the Science and Technology Facilities Council. If your school would like to arrange one please visit I could be a scientist! for more information or contact Dr Ventsislav Valev.
These workshops can be brought to your school or you can come to our campus, where children will also enjoy a guided tour of our laboratory.
Our Place in the Universe (KS1-2)
Space is big. Really big. This two-hour workshop helps students understand just how mind-bogglingly big space is, and how we explore it. Children enjoy a variety of hands-on and craft-based activities.
The World of Particles (KS2)
This two-hour workshop introduces particle physics to primary school students, allowing them to get a head start in this exciting branch of science.
Workshops for secondary schools
Connect Physics (KS3)
A series of three one-hour workshops show year 7+ students that:
- anyone can do physics
- physics is exciting, relevant and important, and goes beyond the classroom
- studying physics broadens their career possibilities
Our Place in the Universe (KS3)
Space is big. Really big. This two-hour workshop aims to help students understand just how mind-bogglingly big space is, how we explore it, and how much we still don’t know.
The World of Particles (KS3)
This two-hour workshop introduces students the fundamental building blocks of all matter, shows them what happens in particle accelerators like CERN and explores how we use scientific models.
Isaac Physics (KS4-5)
We work with Isaac Physics to support KS4/5 physics students with problem-solving skills. We can offer one-off problem-solving workshops or longer term projects. Please get in touch for more information.