Science Workshops and Badges

Here at Fun Science we have tons of experience of making science fun and are available to run science workshops for Schools, Guiding and Scouting groups, Girls’ and Boys’ brigade groups, home education organisations, youth groups and pretty much any other organisation you can think of! Our sessions can be used to kick off a science week, help complete a badge or simply to give children a brand new experience.

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Primary Schools

With workshops to suit EYFS, KS1 and KS2 we can run workshops for just one class or your entire school. With packages to suit all budgets and topics, we are sure to make your science week, day or topic come alive with hands on experiments. Fun Science workshops are suitable for mainstream schools as well as specialist SEND schools and we would love to put you in touch with a school similar to yours that has used us in the past so that they can give us a glowing review! We have workshops available to fit all topics on the KS1 and KS2 curriculum as well as topic-based workshops, workshops to be used as a treat and ‘best bits’ workshops. Our most popular workshops are listed below but if you are looking for something a bit different just get in touch and we can make something bespoke for you.

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 lightning inside. This session is based around physics so may be more likely to attract grant funding from the institute of physics than our other workshops. 

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 session is based around physics so may be more likely to attract grant funding from the institute of physics than our other workshops. 

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. This session is based around physics so may be more likely to attract grant funding from the institute of physics than our other workshops. 

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British Science Week 2024

Our favourite time of year at Fun Science is British Science Week and this year is no different. In 2024, British Science Week runs from 8th – 17th March and this year the theme is time. As always, we are able to come up with workshops on either the theme of time or we have workshops on a  variety of topics to compliment the topic your pupils are learning about. 

Workshops are available for schools and other organisations throughout British Science Week. 

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Scouting and Guiding Workshops

We have sessions designed to fulfill the requirements of the following science badges but if your badge isn’t listed then please do still get in touch as we may well be able to fulfill the requirements. We can also run sessions for Rainbows groups even though there is no specific science badge.

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Uniformed and community groups

Our wide range of equipment and enthusiastic presenters mean that your group will gain a completely new experience. We can either run a ‘best bits’ session with chemical reactions, electricity, slime making and sweet making or create a science workshop to fit in with your chosen topic.

Fun Science has previously run workshops for libraries, home education groups, young carers, National Autistic Society, Deaf Children’s Society and many other organistation.

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Funding

The British Science Association offers grant funding for any science workshops held within British Science week. The institute of physics also offers funding throughout the year for workshops with a physics theme, especially if the workshop fits in with a wider project (e.g. science week). This funding does not have to be used within British Science week. As a STEM approved provider of workshops, we are able to help you apply for funding. Just get in touch with one of our branches.

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