Working Science – Science Workshops
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What are our Workshops like?
At Working Science, we bring science to life for primary school children through hands-on science workshops in your school. We have workshops on electrical circuits, Eco-electricity, space, materials, aerodynamics, bathbomb and perfume making, forces, sound and on light for your school to choose from. We also provide sensory science workshops for Special schools.
We are seeking to help schools connect science with children's real life experiences and to make science relevant to all learners. We particularly wish to help children learn how science is used to make exciting new products and gizmos that we all can relate to like mobile phones, IPods and Plasma TVs.
Our workshops are be ideal for a science or Eco-week in your school this year. We can provide 3 workshops per day for different classes, each 1.5 hours long, and whilst we visit your school, we can also provide a whole school assembly at the beginning of the school day. We provide workshops that cover and extend the science curriculum for primary school.
Our unique workshops cover the following topics:
Space, Stars and the Universe
Getting into Space and Exploring
Light and Electricity
Great Scientists and their Discoveries
Bath-bomb and Bubble-bath Making
Perfume Making and Marketing
Sound and Vibrations
Fun Science Party - with a mixture of popular activities
What makes us a great choice?
Working Science only allows a scientist to provide its workshops. Dr Gareth Francis, who delivers all of our workshops is a Doctor of Physics and Astrophysics, with a wide knowledge of difference scientific disciplines and a passion for explaining them to children. Having a real scientist come into your school can be an important factor in enthusing children to develop a love of science. While he is in your school, take the opportunity to ask him all those tricky science questions that your pupils have.
Working Science focuses on giving children hands on science experiences where they can experiment rather than watch a demonstration. We provide specialist equipment and materials to increase children's learning through hands-on experimenting.
We visit most areas including London, the South East, South West, Wales, North East, North West, Midlands, East Midlands and East Anglia.
Accreditation and Awards
Yes, our presenter Dr Gareth Francis is DBS enhanced checked.
What is typically included?
We tailor all our workshops to the age of the class from Year 1 – Year 6.
We tailor each visit specifically to the needs of the school and the ability of the children involved. A typical visit would include 3 science workshops for 3 different classes in your school hall. Each workshop would be approximately 1.5 hours long to fit in with your school day, two taking place before lunch and one after. We are prepared to move all of the equipment and materials to the side of the hall for lunch staff to set up lunch, and then move it back for the afternoon. Sometimes if there is time we can provide a whole school science assembly at the start of the day as well.
Group Sizes Catered For
We provide 3 workshops per day, each for 30 - 40 pupils. Plus we can include a whole school assembly at the beginning of the day as well.
We provide workshops in your school for 3 classes of 30 children in a day. Each for a 1.5 hour science workshop.
Materials, Resources & Information Provided
Our workshops are very hands on so they are designed for the children to take part and try experimenting with the equipment and materials. In some workshops we have worksheets for children to record their results as they go along.
We provide all the materials and resources required for the workshop. Workshops are tailored to stretch the primary curriculum.
Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions
Yes - Schools can take photos as they wish.
Costs are £380 per day plus travel costs up to a maximum of £95 dependent on the distance from Kent where we are based. We give discounts for multiple day bookings.
First Aid Information
Yes, I am a qualified first aider
Yes - these are constantly updated on our website
Our students truly enjoyed [Sensory] Science workshops conducted by Dr Gareth. Students had a chance to do all the experiments themselves instead of just watching them being done. The selection of activities was very engaging, appropriate and very motivating for all our students working within P-levels 2-8. Dr Gareth has immediately built relationships with our students and was constantly adjusting the pace and selection of the activities to their needs. He had a wide range of resources and contingency plans in order to keep our students constantly engaged. It was an unforgettable day for our young people and staff! Date of Posting: 06 March 2015 Posted By: Assistant Head Moorcroft School, Hillingdon
Thank you! The children (and staff) thoroughly enjoyed the [Great Scientists and their Discoveries] workshop. They found Gareth a very engaging and inspiring teacher. The most popular parts of the day were the balloon and magnet experiments. The children are so much more knowledgeable about scientists and their impact on the world and requested the teachers complete more 'exciting' experiments like this in our science lessons. Science has definitely been given a boost at our school thanks to the wonderful teaching, resources and engaging materials. Date of Posting: 30 January 2015 Home Farm Primary School, Colchester This is the best day of my life! Date of Posting: 30 January 2015 Posted By: Pupil Home Farm Primary School, Colchester Making our bath bombs was awesome! When I put it in the bath it exploded and the water went pink!
My hands were really messy! We got to take the bubble bath home and use it in our bath
“We had Gareth visit us and bring along his equipment for the workshop "Getting into Space".
The children had a wonderful time, Gareth came prepared with many demonstrations and videos to explain about the subject and was eager to answer all the questions the children had. Which was good, as our classes were full of questions. The astronaut ice cream was a lovely touch to end the session too.
Thank you for your hard work.”
Posted By: Year 5 Teacher
London Fields Primary School, Hackney 2nd May 2017
“We have had excellent feedback from all the staff and students. There was a fantastic array of things to do and see, suitable for all levels of ability in our school. It's also given us plenty of ideas for new things to try in our classrooms! (Some people are already planning on making air cannons)”
Mapledown School, London.
Our presenter Dr Gareth Francis is DBS enhanced checked