Secondary Schools

Science Oxford creates and delivers educational activities that enrich the science and technology curricula in schools. If you have an interest in developing activities in a particular area, we can help by generating ideas, supporting grant applications and making links with related organisations. Contact our schools team with any enquiries at [email protected].

Shows & Workshops (Secondary)

  • Micro:Bot Mazes

    90 min coding workshop for KS2 & KS3.

    Students code a BBC micro:bit to control a robot buggy and explore the importance of testing and improving their designs.

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  • Construction Challenge

    Students work in small teams as an engineering firm bidding for contacts. They must build two different model structures, devise a marketing strategy and calculate their build costs.

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  • Have I Got Science for You

    A science show that uses game show formats to engage students with a wide range of surprising and often counter intuitive science demonstrations that get them thinking, talking and questioning....

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  • K’Nex Construction

    K’nex is a versatile construction kit that can be used on its own or as part of a themed day. Possible challenges include: Opening Bridges, Crazy Cars, K’nex Castles or...

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  • Smart Materials

    Students are introduced to a novel material (thermochromic paint; water resistant coating; memory metal) then brainstorm commercial applications and present their ideas.

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  • Sound of Science

    60 min show for KS2 & KS3.

    We are surrounded by sound in our everyday lives, but how often do we really think about it? This show explores how we make sound, how we hear it, how we can use it and most importantly how we can enjoy it!

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