Changing Materials

Shows & Workshops
Duration: 90m
Suitable For: KS2

During the current COVID-19 restrictions, we will be providing equipment to allow each child to work on their own, in pairs or in small groups consistent with your school's equipment sharing policy. This may mean longer setup times and smaller groups. Please see our risk assessments below. To discuss health and safety arrangements for your school and to book, call 01865 810000, email [email protected] or complete our booking form and we will contact you.

“It will explode!”; “Nothing will happen.”; “It will melt AND evaporate.”

Children explore their understanding of different materials by predicting what will happen when they heat them up, and then testing their predictions. They will experiment with heating different materials over a small burner and use observation and enquiry skills to work out what is happening and why.

Curriculum links:

  • Risk Assessment for COVID-19
  • Outreach COVID Guidelines
  • Pricing

    Our experienced team will put together a full or part-day programme of shows and workshops that fits into your school timetable and that allows sufficient time to set up, reset or clear away. The programme is tailored to each school and can usually include a mixture of activities for different Key Stages. A small number of activities may require two staff members, but we can run two streams of activities simultaneously with an additional member of staff.

    For timetables involving one staff member:

    £210+VAT for a part day
    £290+VAT for a whole day
    15% discount for Member Schools

    For timetables involving two staff members:

    £320+VAT for a part day
    £450+VAT for a whole day
    15% discount for Member Schools

    Contact our schools team with any questions on [email protected] 

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