Exploring Materials

Four thought-provoking science investigations
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Each child will have the opportunity to carry out four different National Curriculum linked practical activities, including classifying, changing and separating materials. Children work through the activities in small groups to create a lava lamp effect; produce gas to blow up balloons; split black ink into all the colours of the rainbow and find out which material is the hardest!

This workshop will help you to deliver some of the curriculum on ‘Materials’. SETPOINT will help to raise children’s awareness of how scientists work. It builds home school links – all children can take home instructions on how to carry out the experiments.
Children, staff and parent-helpers alike love this fun and exciting workshop.

This workshop needs to take place in the school hall.

Curriculum links

Science

Working scientifically – Using first hand cexperiences to ask and answer questions – Make predictions, observe – Everyday materials – Physical properties – States of matter and changes of state

English

Speaking and listening

Years

3 to 6
Cost:

A whole day: 3 x 1 1/2 hours sessions/workshops at £380 per day
Morning only: 2 x 1 1/2 hours sessions/workshops at £255 per morning
All materials and equipment provided. Maximum class numbers = 30 pupils



Helpers:

You will need to provide 5 adult helpers in addition to the class teacher for each session/workshop