National Curriculum Links

In addition to exposure to scientific terminology and an encouragement to think scientifically, the workshops also address specific requirements of the National Curriculum.

“Recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents.”

“Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.”

"Give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics"

Eye Colour

We live in a world where eyes come a range of colours from piercing blue to deepest brown. But it wasn’t always so. This workshop charts our journey out of Africa and into modern day Europe, looking at the changes wrought in our appearance along the way. 

Highly interactive.  Includes DNA extraction.  Suitable for years 5, 6 and 7.

Plant Variation

The humble pea plant and the brains of Gregor Mendel were the foundation of our understanding of genetic variation. 

This workshop looks at the variety of plant life and how reproduction and adaptation have aided this process.  

Highly interactive.  Includes DNA extraction.  Suitable for years 5, 6 and 7.

Classification

With over 8 million species of plant, animal and bacteria, science needs a method for classifying them all into groups. Their solution is called binomial nomenclature.  But how,  why and who cares anyway?

This interactive workshop looks at exactly how the naming system works, why scientists use it and its significance for future discovery.

Suitable for years 5, 6 and 7.

Pricing

Workshops run for 60 minutes and are charged at £100 (plus travel at £1 per mile for groups located further than 30 miles from Swindon). The Schools Package is priced at £350 per day and can include up to 4 workshops and an assembly.