What We Offer

Students workingWe work with KS2 and KS3 students, teachers and parents.

Our most popular are:

Chemistry with Cabbage workshop

A full day of real hands-on chemistry for year 5 or year 6. We bring in the equipment and household chemicals for each child to do their own experiments and work with a class all day. The children make indicators, test household chemicals, look at the properties of acids, do reversible and irreversible changes. It covers KS2 materials syllabus, including evaporation, condensation, melting, dissolving, reversible reactions and states of matter.

Absolutely brilliant. Really built on the children’s knowledge and I’ve never known the class so quiet. The organisation and delivery was superb and all aspects covered well, including health and safety – St. Vincent’s Primary

We would never be able to cover such content without this resource. The organisation was remarkable. A normally highly excited class was completely attentive and responsive – Penketh Community Primary

Fantastic!. A well organised and exciting day with lots of investigation and discussion in a structured atmosphere. The children responded with great enthusiasm and there was lots of learning, both of knowledge and skills, in a short time – Egerton Primary

TeachingElectrical Circuits

The Electricity workshop covers all the KS2 electricity syllabus and more. We bring equipment so for children to make circuits with bulbs, motors and buzzers, look at the conductivity of different materials and test resistors. It can be a full day for Y4, 5 or 6, or two half days so that two classes get a go.

Your class will learn what electricity is, how to work with it safely, how we use, store and measure it. They make circuits in series and parallel, solving problems, testing motors and buzzers and drawing circuit diagrams. They predict and test which materials are conductors and which are insulators. They investigate how the number of bulbs, cells and the thickness, length and material of the wire affect a circuit.

All this is done with the our circuit boards, used with crocodile clips. Magnetic wires are available for students with physical special needs.

Chemistry with Cabbage show Teaching

A demonstration of dramatic experiments that can be done with simple household chemicals. It lasts an hour for as many as you can get in the hall. It covers materials concepts of dissolving, solids, liquids and gases, evaporation, reversible and irreversible reactions.

All equipment and chemicals are provided. ‘Recipe’ leaflets are also available to take home and advice on equipment and chemicals. It works well as an assembly or for parents alongside children.

Highlights include:

  • The Lardberg – an ‘iceberg’ made of lard demonstrates the weirdness of water
  • Two plastics that you can make at home using simple ingredients
  • See why sour milk makes the best scones
  • Using a constipation medicine to grow the fastest crystals ever!

“That was just fantastic. I can’t wait to try these out at home”
“A terrific show”
“Why didn’t they teach chemistry like this when I was at school?” – parent feedback