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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.

 

What is it all about?

 

Our 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 can 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 workshop includes a fun worksheet containing a tailored quiz, game and often a home experiment. 

  • 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!

Workshops are available to teachers and parents or carers for a fee - more information here.

Our fabulous science heroes and heroines provide an historical context for each of our topic areas of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Innovation.

 

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

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! 

WE HAVE LIFT OFF!

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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