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.