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ScienceClubz workshops bring enormous value to children taking part.  We want to share with you why we are so passionate about enabling children to do this fantastic thing during their primary school years here.

 

What is it all about?

 

Our after-school science clubs use experiments, creative modelling, design, teamwork, singing, music and dramatic role-play to help children of all learning styles learn to love science.

 

Every week, children experience an engaging storyline such as “Can we power Spaceships with Poo?” introducing fundamental science principles such as (in this case!) electricity and magnetism, anaerobic digestion and the challenges of space flight!

 

Kids love the active involvement - using all of the senses to learn and enjoy their time during the workshops, and each of them takes home a fun worksheet containing a tailored quiz, game and often a home experiment. 

  • In their special ScienceClubz folders, children build a portfolio of their completed worksheets over time so they can look back and remember what they have achieved.
  • Parents and carers are provided with a summary sheet explaining what their child has learned – and how they learned it – to help seed ideas at home, discussions and learning between workshops!

Our facilitators:

  • Have comprehensive lesson plans, mapped to the UK National Curriculum for Science for every key stage and age range – these lesson plans are available for Head Teachers to review and make use of should they wish
  • Are fully DBS checked (enhanced and portable)
  • Are covered by £5 million public liability insurance
  • Have awesome backgrounds on which to draw when bright children ask stretching questions

 

Our fabulous science heroes and heroines provide an historical context for each of our topic areas of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Innovation, and a focal point for our incentive scheme of stickers, certificates and trophies throughout the year.

Our workshops change every week and often they are linked to local celebrations such as Guy Fawkes Day or Shrove Tuesday. 

Every year, ScienceClubz includes special themes which run for one of the workshops each term.  Examples are:

  • Vet School©  – our 6 Vet School topics are based on the University of Cambridge’s Pre-clinical Vet degree course and our content is checked by three real-life vets
  • “The Science of the Mind – psychology” – our topics include “How do we learn to Read?” and “How do we make Friends?” – our content is partially developed with the University of Oxford’s Read Oxford unit in their Department of Psychology
  • Car mechanics
  • Friendly Bugs

Additional science enrichment events for all pupils (regardless of whether they are involved in ScienceClubz) are arranged and facilitated (free of charge) by ScienceClubz as a “Thank you” to the school for being part of our growing and enthusiastic family.  For example,

  • Last year this included a family away day to the National Space Centre, Leicester and inclusion in the Art in Space initiative run by NASA – yes our children’s artwork is currently in space on board a chip in Osiris REx heading for Asteroid Bennu!
  • Facilitating bringing Culham Nuclear Fusion outreach to school for a free 45 minute seminar on nuclear fusion for years 5 and 6 and also the PDSA to explain how to care for pets to the whole school

ScienceClubz was founded in Oxfordshire by former Rutherford Appleton Laboratory space science software engineer, and mother of twin girls, Sue Priest, who loves science and wants her own, and other, children to love it, too.

My two girls love ScienceClubz, they find the topics very interesting and it is relevant for both 6 year and 10 year olds - they even enjoy doing the homework (!), it has truly enhanced their learning.  I find the parents/home notes particularly useful as this helps me understand what they have covered, provide help where necessary and build upon anything they want to know more about.  The girls said the lab coats and safety glasses they wear when doing something practical make them feel like a real scientist.  The whole experience has given them a true passion for Science - thank you.  
Deborah, Parent of pupils attending
St John's Priory School, Banbury, Oxfordshire

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Our art is in SPACE! 

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Art into Space

Interview about Kids Science now on Youtube

The Science of Smell

A number of intrepid junior scientists had a bash at the perfume design challenge and engineered their own creations.  If you look closely - the ingredients of one can be seen in the photo - try it yourself - it smells fantastic - Roll over Chanel No. 5!

This could be the first picture you see of actual life on Mars!

Who would have thought that when asked "Who wants to look at a dead mackerel?" the whole class would say "YES!" and pretty much all of them got hands-on to feel the feathery gills of this amazing fish.  The surface area needs to be large so the gills can get out the 1% or so of dissolved Oxygen from the water. Take a look at the short film snippet to see how and why it needs to use only DISSOLVED Oxygen!

Key Stage 1 Pupil hanging up a Water Cycle experiment
Let's Write Some Science Fiction: "Purple Planet Pop" from KS2 students
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