KS3 Science

Shows suitable for ages 11 to 14

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 KS3

An inspiring tour of our sun, solar system, galaxy and beyond. Our sun as a star, its birth, death and the evolution of other stars. Refresh your knowledge about the spin, orbit and axial tilt of the Earth and navigate through the seasonal night sky tonight with the legends from ancient Greek mythology.

Light Show
DOME SHOWEYFS to KS3

Light Show for KS3

What light is, where it comes from, how it travels and how we see. An introduction to the electromagnetic spectrum and invisible light, concave and convex lenses, how the eye works and why we see colour. Using mirrors, prisms, filters and more, enjoy a dazzling and enlightening display of effects and hands-on experiments inside the darkened Dome.

Planet Earth Show
DOME SHOWKS2 to A-Level

Planet Earth Show for KS3

The dynamic nature of planet Earth; past, present and future. From the formation of our atmosphere and the importance of carbon dioxide, through plate tectonics and the water cycle. This cross-curricular show reveals an evolving planet: its turbulent past and the role we play in its future.

Body Show
DOME SHOWKS1 to KS3

Human Body Show for KS3

A hands-on guide to diet and digestion. Follow the journey of your food, investigate food groups, teeth, saliva, acid, mucous, enzymes, blood and cells. Ingestion, digestion, absorption, excretion and egestion from top to bottom!

Cell Show
DOME SHOWKS3 to A-level

The Cell Show for KS3

Delve deep within to float inside a gigantic cell. From organisms to organelles, discuss the units of life - their diversity in scale, form and function and the marvels of the genetic code.

Water Show
DOME SHOWKS2 to KS3

Water Show for KS3

Supported by the Royal Society of Chemistry, this show follows the epic journey of H2O from its cosmic origins in deep space and existence on Earth, its continuous changing state, explosive potential and the fundamental importance of water for life on our planet ... and perhaps beyond.

Bubble Show
CHEMISTRY SHOWAll ages

Bubble Show for KS3

Unravel the mystery of gases and diffusion and consider the properties of water, detergents and the soap film... and what happens when bubbles are filled with an explosive mixture of gases!

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 KS3

Explore the particle theory of matter with extreme temperatures and combustion, and find out what is in the air we breath as liquid air is distilled and liquid oxygen prepared.

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 KS3

Find out what your students really think about the world around them with a fabulous collection of counter-intuitive experiments that pose the questions “What if...?” "Why?" and “What happens next?”

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 KS3

A stimulating, educational and exciting experience of forces in action, building from simple rocket balloons to chemical powered rockets get to grips with forces, momentum, projectile motion and combustion. These science shows and workshops don’t use the Dome as they use air and chemical powered rockets!


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