KS2 Science

Shows suitable for ages 7 to 11

Shows can be adapted for mixed age audiences.
Those taking place inside the mobile planetarium are noted as 'Dome Shows'.

Space Show
DOME SHOWAll ages

Space Show for KS2

The awe and wonder of space: a story-telling introduction to the earth, moon, sun and stars. Recognise that the sun is a star, find out why the sun moves across the sky, look for different phases of the moon and spot the myths and legends of ancient Greece in the stars.

Light Show
DOME SHOWEYFS to KS3

Light Show for KS2

Get hands-on with light and colour. What light is, where it comes from, how it travels and how we see. Opaque, transparent and translucent materials, mirrors, prisms and filters provide a dazzling and enlightening display of reflection, refraction and colour mixing inside the darkened Dome.

Sound Show
DOME SHOWKS2

Sound Show for KS2

Explore and question the world of vibration, sound waves, frequency, pitch and hearing. How fast is sound? Why do astronauts need radios and how do bats see in the dark? With thunder and lightning, pops and pipes, make music with our hands-on guide to the nature of noise!

Forces Show
DOME SHOWKS1 to KS2

Forces Show for KS2

Feel the friction, mess with magnets and get to grips with gravity! Action and reaction, equal and opposite forces, and hands-on experiments with rocket power take you out of this world to discover that forces feel very different in space.

Environment Show
DOME SHOWEYFS to KS2

Environment Show for KS2

Visit some of the great natural habitats of Earth, build food webs and see how animals are adapted to their environments. Discuss the reasons for deforestation and the greenhouse effect and feel empowered to make a difference as we enjoy finding out about our amazing planet.

Planet Earth Show
DOME SHOWKS2 to A-Level

Planet Earth Show for KS2

Find out how the Earth formed, cooled and the continuous movement of the crust causing volcanoes and earthquakes. Visit the rainforest to discuss how life is connected and explore the role we all play in the future of life on Earth.

Body Show
DOME SHOWKS1 to KS3

Human Body Show for KS2

Disgusting digestion from top to bottom! Join us on a hands-on guide to discover food groups, teeth and head down the oesophagus to take a look at the form and function of your digestive system. Experience ingestion, digestion, absorption and egestion from plate to poo!

Water Show
DOME SHOWKS2 to KS3

Water Show for KS2

Supported by the Royal Society of Chemistry, this show explores the most important chemical for life on Earth - H2O. What is the water molecule and the difference between ice, liquid water and water vapour? The water cycle explained inside clouds and caves - condensation, freezing, evaporation, precipitation, disolving and exploding! Find out more about our most precious natural resource.

Winter Show
DOME SHOWEYFS to KS2

Winter Show for KS2

Explore the science behind the seasons and discover more about mid-winter festivals from around the world. What was the enigmatic ‘Christmas star’? Build a comet inside the Dome and discover what else is visible in the night sky over winter.

Book this show in late November and December.

Bubble Show
CHEMISTRY SHOWAll ages

Bubble Show for KS2

Investigate the mystery of gases by making bubbles that float and sink, grow and shrink, burn and explode. Find out just how tough bubbles can be, and how a bubble can sometimes be indecisive!

These science shows don’t use the Dome and involve exciting chemistry. Freezing fog, fire, flashes and bangs!

States of Matter
CHEMISTRY SHOWKS2 to KS3

States of Matter for KS2

Exciting experiments and daring demos to explore solids, liquids and gases, evaporating, condensing, melting and freezing.

These science shows don’t use the Dome and involve exciting chemistry. Freezing fog, fire, flashes and bangs!

Science Tricks
CHEMISTRY SHOWAll ages

Science Tricks for KS2

Observing, predicting and testing. Question the baffling array of strange and wonderful experiments as we use everyday physics and kitchen chemistry to explain some key concepts.

These science shows don’t use the Dome and involve exciting chemistry. Freezing fog, fire, flashes and bangs!

Rocket Science
SHOWS & WORKSHOPSKS1 to KS3

Rocket Science for KS2

Explore pushes and pulls, action and reaction, rockets and jets. Suprise yourself with the speed of a rocket propelled by simple air pressure and go out with a bang as we introduce chemical combustion! These science shows and workshops don’t use the Dome as they use air and chemical powered rockets!

Creation Stories
DOME SHOWKS1 to KS2

Creation Stories for KS2

How did the world begin and where are we from? This is an introduction to comparative religion through the sights and sounds of the creation stories. The Dome becomes a place to ask ultimate questions and explore some of the answers from different religions around the world.


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