How are the workshops funded?
Grants of up to £500 are offered for schools to experience an activity selected from the STEM Directory. We are part of the STEM directory, which means that you could receive FREE workshops from us worth up to £500! Plus, unlike other providers, there is absolutely no fee if your funding application is unsuccessful.
Schools need to apply for the grant by the 23rd October 2020. There is no charge from us if you aren’t approved for funding.
Here is what you need to do:
Step 1: Find your nearest branch and book a provisional date with them (for the new year)
Step 2: Choose your workshop topics.
Step 3: Apply for the grant (we can help with this!)
Step 4: If successful, pay us for the workshops. If not, there is no charge.
Step 5: Receive reimbursement for the workshops (up to £500).
All the information is detailed here – https://www.rigb.org/docs/
We would be more than happy to help you with the grant application so do let us know if we can be of assistance.
Our most popular workshops:
Chemical and physical reactions – This hands on workshop has children mixing together chemicals to see fizzing, bubbling, heat production and liquids that suddenly become solids. Every child will get to take part in every experiment so there is no chance for anyone to lose interest. Activities in this workshop include slime making, foaming potions, a giant lemonade fountain and colour changing liquids.
It’s Electrifying! – This session is full of big machines, group interaction and learning about both current and static electricity. Activities include making a human circuit, sticking hair up in the air with our amazing Van de Graaff generator and even making electricity inside. Science of sweets – This session focuses on carbon dioxide and how it is used to make fizzy drinks and sweets. Children will all be making their own sherbet to take home, making a giant fizzy fountain and even seeing how candy floss is made. This session also includes colour changing reactions and fizzing potions. The Human body – This is one of our most disgusting sessions (and one of the most popular!) with poo making, mucus mixing and (optional) looking at a real heart. Children will also have a chance to test their heart rate with some high tech equipment including stethoscopes and a pulse oximeter. Explosive science – Children will be investigating the difference between an eruption and an explosion and creating their own. They will also make their own explosive rockets to take home and take part in a giant rocket launch. This workshop can also be adapted to focus more on volcanoes and earthquakes. Magnetism – This session teaches children all about magnetism through magnetic toys and equipment. Children will get to play with our fantastic ferrofluid (magnetic liquid), toys that demonstrate magnetic fields and repelling magnets. All children will also make their own electromagnet to take home.If you are studying a topic that is not listed above please do let us know and we will see what we can come up with. Each workshop is suitable for up to 35 children and can be adapted to suit EYFS, key stage 1 (ages 4-7) or key stage 2 (ages 7-11).
- Our bodies
- The earth
- Light and Illusions
- Chemical Reactions
- Forensics/crime scene investigation
- Food and farming