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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

We offer stimulating science workshops in primary schools in and around Bath.

School pupils at an outreach event

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.


For more information, please contact Dr Fran Laughton.