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Home Educators

On selected days throughout the year we host sessions just for home educators! There are two types of Home Educator day – Key Stages 2 & 3 days, and Key Stage 4 “experiment” days.

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Key Stages 2 & 3

  • 7th May 2014

    Bridge Builder – Workshop (KS2)
    Using paper, straws, sticky tape, and other stationery, pupils construct a bridge to support a load.
    Forces – Science show (KS3)
    This lively show brings the subject of forces to life through a series of volunteer-led experiments.
    Forces Kit – Kit (KS2 & Year 7)
    Can you make a structure that is earthquake-proof?

  • 4th June 2014

    The Human Body – Science show (KS2)
    How do our bodies work?

  • 2nd July 2014

    Activities to be announced.

Booking

Pre-booking is required – call 01978 293400 to reserve your place!

Duration

KS2 & KS3 Home Educator days run from 12:30pm to 4:30pm.

Cost

Entry to KS2 & KS3 Home Educator Days is £3 per attending child. Accompanying adults are free of charge.

Please note that our Cancellations Policy applies for groups of 10+ people.

Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4 days, or “experiment days”, are split into three sessions; biology, chemistry and physics. These sessions can be booked individually but there is a discount for booking onto all three in a day (see details to the right).

28th April 2014
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Respiration and Exercise
Lung dissection, and investigating the effects of exercise on breathing rate and blood oxygen levels
Hardness of Water
Testing which substances which cause water to be hard, using different methods to soften water, and comparing purity of water from different sources
Electromagnetic Spectrum
Study of the electromagnetic spectrum from radio waves to light; measuring the speed of light in a microwave oven
19th May 2014
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Ecology
Systematic observation of the local environment, studying adaptations
Solubility
Investigating the solubility of different compounds
Electricity and Magnetism workshop
Electromagnetic induction, transformers, generators and motors and efficiency
16th June 2014
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Microbes
Identifying what microbes are, where they are found, and how they grow
Electrochemistry
Testing electrolysis of different solutions, and investigating the factors that effect electrolysis
Reflection and Refraction & Refractive Index
How light is “bent” in prisms and by mirrors, lenses, total internal reflection
15th September 2014
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
To be announced
To be announced
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20th October 2014
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
To be announced
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To be announced
17th November 2014
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
To be announced
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15th December 2014
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
To be announced
To be announced
To be announced
19th January 2015
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
To be announced
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To be announced
23rd February 2015
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
To be announced
To be announced
To be announced
16th March 2015
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
To be announced
To be announced
To be announced
20th April 2015
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
To be announced
To be announced
To be announced
18th May 2015
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
To be announced
To be announced
To be announced
15th June 2015
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
To be announced
To be announced
To be announced

Booking

Pre-booking is required – call 01978 293400 to reserve your place!

Duration

KS4 Home Educator days run from 10:00am to 3:30pm.
Individual session times vary – please call for details.

Cost

Entry to KS4 Home Educator Days is £5 per subject per attending child. Any child attending all three subjects on a day gets a discounted rate of £12. Accompanying adults are free of charge.

Please note that our Cancellations Policy applies for groups of 10+ people.



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