Inventing Isobel

Shows & Workshops
Duration: 45 mins
Suitable For: FS, KS1

Inventing Isobel is a show designed for up to 60 children (two classes).

Isobel loves solving problems she encounters by creating new contraptions. She needs your children’s help to choose the right materials for her inventions by thinking carefully about their properties and testing out what your students think might work.

Over the course of 45 minutes, Isobel and your children examine a variety of different materials, thinking about which materials are best for different purposes. Does chocolate burn? Can you make a stone anchor?

Our engaging presenter will give your children plenty of opportunities to contribute their ideas through open questioning and time for paired discussion.

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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 Science Oxford staff members, who could also run two streams of other activities simultaneously.

For timetables involving one staff member:

£230+VAT for a part day
£320+VAT for a whole day
15% discount for Member Schools

For timetables involving two staff members:

£360+VAT for a part day
£495+VAT for a whole day
15% discount for Member Schools

This is an example of a schedule of a full day with Science Oxford in your school:

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

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