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Creative Science Days for Primary and Secondary Schools

Creative Science Days for Primary and Secondary Schools
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as creatives is one of the UK's leading providers of Science Workshops to primary and secondary schools. Why go for a performance-based approach? Well, because science is dramatic, dynamic and directional!

Taking approaches from the world of the arts, but always rooted in real and concrete science, our Creative Science workshops for EYFS through to KS4 and provide and excellent way of engaging students with science and supporting them in understanding the world (and worlds) around them.

Pirate Science (Years 1 – 6)

Blackbeard, Bartholemew Roberts, Anne Bonney and their ilk were undoubtedly skullduggerous scoundrels – but they also had to be sophisticated scientists as they steered their way through the seven seas. But while our own travelling pirate, Captain Richard Morgan, has a strong grasp of science theory and fact, he’s less certain when it comes to the practicalities! So he’ll arrive in your school needing some grounding in Pirate Medicine. How does the chemistry of vitamins affect pirate lives? What about the biology of treating injuries? Not to mention the physics of designing effective wooden legs! He’ll also be looking to explore the links between floatation and density – and will leave every class with all the resources needed to create a fleet of bamboo boats!

Interplanetary Tours (KS1 – KS3)
From Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon to the photographs of Pluto send back by New Horizons on its historic 2015 flypast, we’re all entranced by our neighbours in the solar system. And we’ll know even more when Bruno, the British built rover, lands on Mars in 2018. Taking things one step further, this intriguing workshop asks pupils to imagine the day when interplanetary tours are possible. Informed by the discoveries of such spaceware as Voyager, Hubble and Cassini, they’ll plan, prepare and present short plays exploring the problems posed by visiting the sulphurous volcanoes of Venus, the gaseous storms of Saturn or the icy plains of Pluto. Just remember one thing: “In space, no-one can hear you scream …”

The View from Space (KS1 – KS3)
The theme of this year’s Space Week goes by the slightly unwieldy title of “Remote Sensing: Enabling Our Future” – but we’ve designed an exciting new workshop that brings this all to life. The View from Space makes clear just how our adventures in space can tell us as much about the Earth itself as about the solar system and beyond. And, rooted in real science, the workshop uses drama as a powerful way of reminding pupils just how fragile our planet is – and of the responsibility we all have to look after it.

After interactive exercises specifically designed to make clear exactly what “remote sensing” is (and what it can do for us), pupils work in small groups to plan, prepare, present and peer review short dramas in which astronauts on the International Space Station analyse remotely sensed data – and report back to Earth on the possible impacts of their findings. Members of the audience then have to choose from three possible courses of action – so the future of the world is literally in their hands …

Space Pirates! (EYFS – KS2)
Our travelling pirate, Captain Richard Morgan, has a new ship – but the Solar Surfer sails through the stars, not the seas! And as the Solar Surfer is powered by solar waves, of course, it’s vital that the Captain understands the differences between Red Giants, White Dwarves and Black Holes. But that’s the problem: he doesn’t. So he’ll arrive at your school in search of help.

After working in small groups on an age-differentiated independent carousel of activities, pupils will have all the information they need to solve his problems for him. And they’ll do that by performing dramatic representations of a range of different possible life cycles for stars – and alerting the Captain as to exactly what he needs to look out for!

CSI: Forces (KS2)
In a new addition to our popular CSI range of workshops, CSI: Forces will set your pupils a problem – to use their knowledge and understanding of forces in identifying which of six suspects sabotaged the new Jupiter VII space rocket. They’ll take part in a number of activities, each releasing a force-related clue eliminating one of the possible criminals – until the Police Force becomes the most important force, as the miscreant is hauled before justice …

CSI: Periodic Table (KS3 – KS4)
Our CSI: Maths workshop proves successful all over the country, so, in response to popular demand, we’ve now developed a version that tests students’ science skills. CSI: Periodic Table sets them a problem – to use their knowledge and understanding of elements and compounds in identifying which of six suspect scientists murdered Professor Plutonium – and how. They’ll take part in a number of activities exploring the properties of particular elements or elemental families, each releasing a chemistry-related clue eliminating one of the possible criminals. Once they’re agreed on a name, they’ll have one final hurdle to overcome – to use all the evidence they’ve gleaned in determining exactly how the Professor was killed …

Science Skills (Suitable for EYFS – KS2!)
What skills do scientists need – and where can we find them in the natural world? This quick-fired workshop, suitable for up to 60 children at a time, begins with a game identifying and cementing key content from topics classes are currently exploring – then answers these questions through a high energy drama activity that incorporates both team working and problem solving too!

STEM Geodesic Domes (KS2 – KS4)
What connects science, maths, engineering space – and sport? Geodesity, of course! And our Geodesic Dome programmes offer students fantastic opportunities to cement their understanding of specific curriculum areas – and to celebrate and share their learning in a unique, eye-catching and inspiring way.
After recalling their learning in a creative manner, students will work to a template in using it to illustrate the 105 triangular panels that make up our Geodesic Domes. They’ll then be guided through a process that allows them to fit the triangles together to make hexagons and pentagons – and then to piece these together to construct the 2m high dome.

Other Science Workshops include:

• Making Sense of Sound
• Expect the Unexpected!
• Fossil Hunters!
• Messages from Space

• Expect the Unexpected!
• Messages from Space

Find out more by visiting our website or follow us on Twitter @ascreatives.
Locations: England; Wales; Scotland; Northern Ireland;
Telephone Number: 0151 708 8886
Postcode: L1 0AH
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Workshop Themes: Science, Creative Science, STEM, Science Workshops, Science INSET's, Innovative Science, World Space Week, Science Workshops KS1, Science Workshops KS
Ages (Keystages): Ages 2-5 (Early Years),  Ages 5-7 (KS1),  Ages 7-11 (KS2),  Ages 11-13 (KS3),  Ages 13-16 (KS4),  Ages 16-18 (KS5),  Adult
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