A fun activity looking at the colourful and exciting world of by 62Jhfc


									                   Potions Workshop

A fun activity looking at the colourful and exciting world of solids,
liquids and gases, and chemical changes.

Pupils will make mysterious bubbling lava lamps and foaming volcanoes. They will
investigate materials that defy logic; are they solid or liquid? Very messy and lots of
laughs! Crystal balls made of ice are impregnated with coloured inks, causing a result
that blurs the lines between science and art. Older children (KS2) will explore what
happens when a chemical is added to household acids and alkalis – colourful and
exciting. Children can then make their own indicator solutions to test the acids and
alkalis with. They will use a wide range of scientific equipment such as pestle and
mortar, test tubes and racks, pipettes etc.

Full Day Workshop for a class £400

Barn Owl Ecology
An absorbing journey into the life of a Barn Owl. Using a variety of
evidence sources and including an encounter with a real Owl in the
A short DVD describing the natural history of Barn owls and introducing the food chain.
Pupils will focus on the Invertebrates- moles/shrews – Barn owl food chain by
making observations of ethically sourced living and dead invertebrates. The children
will then dissect an owl pellet and discover bones, working out what the Bran Owl had for
lunch! Pupils will mount their bones, drawings and photos on a poster. The number of
species in each pellet can be recorded providing a class database for analysis.

Two classes of 25-30 pupils, each with a 2hour workshop including a 1-
hour owl encounter (subject to availability) £475. Workshop without Owl
encounter, £395.

Revised May 2012                       Zebra Science                                      1
                   Science in Motion

A wide range of hands-on investigations looking at Forces and their
effects. Each experiment gives the opportunity to pose questions
about cause and effect and to test predictions based on pupil’s current
understanding. Activities include;
      Racing boats on an indoor river,
      ‘What a drag’: measuring forces with Newton meters,
      ‘What is your limit?’ Masses and springs
      Helicopter spinners
      Racing cars down ramps
      Free fall: making and testing different sizes of parachutes
      What a swing: pendulums
      Something sticky: viscosity
      In the balance: Fulcrums and levers
      ‘Tour Eiffel’- building towers

Suitable for a class of 30 children or two classes simultaneously in a school
hall or similar.

Half-day session with 30 children -£180, two half-day workshops on the
same day for £300.

Half-day Workshop in hall with up to 60 children £250, two half day
workshops £500

Physical Processes
This is very much a curriculum led workshop in which pupils investigate a number of
physical processes. They will carry out mini projects on dissolving, absorbency, making
bubbles, chromatography, filtration and viscosity. Pupils will get the chance to adjust
variables, record data, present data and form conclusions using the results of their
investigations. A wide range of scientific equipment will be used.

Half Day one class £180, or two Half Day sessions on the same day £300.

Revised May 2012                        Zebra Science                                     2
                   Energy Workshop

This workshop covers the themes of heat, light and electricity.
 The heat investigation involves looking at heat insulation, plotting the
cooling curve of water and comparing the insulation qualities of different
materials using digital thermometers. Pupils can explore making switches
and using a number of components such as lamps and buzzers, culminating
in sending a coded message to each other using Morse Code. Children can
also investigate some effects of light, make a rainbow light spectrum, make
a periscope and investigate shadows. Depending on weather conditions
and time of year, there is the possibility of making a solar cell; heating
water for their teacher’s cup of tea with a range of tubing, materials and the
energy from the sun.

Half Day one class £180, or two Half Day sessions on the same day £300.

Plants and Bugs
A brief introduction to some of the characteristics of the plant and
animal kingdoms.
Pupils can look at cells under microscopes, dissect a plant using scientific equipment and
mount the parts of a plant for display. Excess plant material from that activity will then
be cut up and used as a layer in a mini-compost tower. They will add soil and other
organic matter (all supplied) to their compost tower which they can then keep in the
classroom to watch the process of decomposition.

Children will also have the opportunity to study both live and dead invertebrates and
bugs, and study the behaviour of woodlice or brine shrimps using choice chambers.
Slides will be prepared and viewed under microscopes. Children can improve their skills
of using identification keys, and planning and carrying out a fair investigation. As an
optional extra, children can make their own replica fossil using plaster of Paris.

Full Day Workshop £400
Replica Fossil activity for whole class -£30 surcharge

Revised May 2012                       Zebra Science                                     3
                   The Science of Sugar

Our Science of Sugar workshop is supported by British Sugar and Bury
St Edmunds Sugar beet Factory.
Hands on Investigations using a variety of scientific techniques;

       Biological aspects of yeast

       Growth of pollen tubes in different strength sugar solutions.

       Sugar syrup will be tested for its viscous qualities and pupils can investigate the
        dissolving abilities of different sugar types.

       Depending on the weather and time of year, children may be able to compare the
        preferences of bees to different flower nectars.

       Watch sugar crystals under the microscope and test the insulation properties of
        tea cups with digital thermometers.

Half Day Workshop £180, Full Day £300

Revised May 2012                       Zebra Science                                          4

To top