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British Science Week 2024

Time-Themed STEM Workshops for Primary Schools & Nurseries

Linked to the 2024 BSW theme of 'Time' our in-person and self-led workshops strengthen pupils' grasp of core concepts while they take part in inspiring and engaging practical STEM challenges.


Explore our range of workshops linked to Time below, from our brand new Space & Time workshops, to our tried and tested workshops covering engineering and design over time. 

“Laura was amazing from the very start of our communication. Everything was made very simple and clear and the whole process from booking to completion was very easy.

The teachers were able to simply click on their link and use the STEM workshop with their children in their own room.

The resources for the activities were easy to grab and low in cost and each activity was age appropriate.

The vocabulary used throughout was really clear and Laura was able to explain the concepts in very child friendly ways. It was great to have such an open ended challenge at the end for children.

 - Miss Field DT/Science Lead, Kirkheaton Primary School

Workshop Themes & Content

Browse all of our workshops linked to the theme of Time

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NEW: Space & Time

For EYFS, KS1 & KS2, self-led or in-person

EYFS: We go on an adventure to the Moon, exploring practical activities, songs, movement and a story, with lots of links to time. 

KS1 & KS2: We learn about mankind's engineering journey into space over time as we track space travel from the science and engineering of the first blast off, through the engineering behind the Moon landings, and right up to recent robotic explorations of Mars.

See Self-Led Virtual Workshops:

EYFS: Space Explorers

KS1: Through Space & Time: Our Engineering Journey Into Space

KS2: Space & Time: Mankind's Cosmic Engineering Journey

Coding & Robotics

For KS2, in-person

KS2: We extend the learning about space and time as we learn about coding and the function of different robots, with the chance to build and program our own.

We write code for different real world purposes such as creating a pedometer, a game or navigating a Moon Lander to solve a variety of problems which can all be linked to time.

*For safeguarding, we ask that school provide their own laptops to use with our robotics equipment

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Engineering & Structures

For EYFS, KS1 & KS2, online or in-person

All age groups use engineering principles to complete hands-on timed challenges that get us building structures like towers and bridges.

KS1 & KS2: We also learn about some of the world's best known structures through history and the engineers who designed them.

We track the change in structure heights over time and the engineering developments that led to this increase.

See Self-Led Virtual Workshops:

EYFS: Brilliant Bridges

KS1: Super Structures

KS2: Engineering & Structures

Invention & Design

For KS1 & KS2, self-led or in-person

KS1 & KS2: We learn about how inventions have solved our trickiest problems across time. We also meet some famous (and not so famous) inventors.

Then, we use the design thinking process to create an invention that solves a real world problem ourselves! Perhaps a brand new invention for the future?

See Self-Led Virtual Workshops:

KS1: Saving the Day

KS2: Invention & Design

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Coding Unplugged

For EYFS, KS1 & KS2, self-led or in-person

EYFS: We learn about logic, sequencing and directional coding using offline practical activities, songs, movement and story. 

KS1 & KS2: We learn about the changes in human connectivity through time from Roman cyphers to binary code and UKS2 even extend to learning about how encryption works on our phones today.

See Self-Led Virtual Workshops:

EYFS: Coding Unplugged

KS1: Secrets of Code

KS2: Cyphers & Code

UKS2: Secrets of Encryption

“Having Inventors and Makers come in to our school has been an amazing experience.

Laura has been brilliant from the beginning with liaising with me - all my questions were answered really promptly and joint organisation before the workshops meant that they went off without a hitch.

On the day, both Susie and Laura were incredible.  All staff and children raved about the workshops and one of our staff said that it was the best workshop she had ever been to."

 - Miss Moodley, Science Lead, Capel Manor Primary School

“The imaginative activities were fabulous for introducing concepts, clarifying technical vocabulary and allowing children the opportunity to learn through discovery.

The children were engaged throughout and loved the sections about different engineers.

It was very helpful to be able to pause the video to ask their very curious questions and discuss further if needed.

They has lots of fun and they had many different opportunities for teambuilding and problem solving collaboratively with their friends.

  - Miss Field DT/Science Lead, Kirkheaton Primary School

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  • All of our class leaders are qualified and experienced teachers.

  • Our leaders always have an enhanced DBS (criminal record) check and paediatric first aid training.

  • All classes are fully insured and a risk assessment is carried out prior to each in-person session.

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