Explorer Dome-Rocket Science Shows and Workshops

School Workshops - Explorer Dome

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Explorer Dome has been around for over 20 years! From our humble beginnings in 1998, we have come a long way with four domes, chemistry presentations, workshops, a team of specialist presenters and a base in Bristol and now the Midlands.

Explorer Dome reaches 50,000 children and adults every year. Each person coming to our shows has a ~45 minute, immersive experience where new ideas, scientific interests and identity can be explored. We cover hundreds of schools and events across the whole of England, Wales and beyond. Over the years we have visited thousands and places from the Highlands to the Channel Islands, met over 1 million children and enjoyed every moment!

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Why book Explorer Dome for educational workshops into your school?

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Hands-On Science

We believe that the best way to learn is by doing – that’s why all of our shows are fully interactive, making Explorer Dome shows 100% presenter-led, hands-on and unforgettable!
“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” (Confucius)

Lively, Knowledgable Presenters

Our brilliant presenters are at the heart of everything we do here at Explorer Dome. When you book a visit from us, you are signing up to receive the best quality science shows from presenters who are experienced, highly trained, passionate and rigourous about the science and, most importantly, fun!

Science for Everyone

Discover a huge range of topics that bring science to life for audiences of all ages, genders, backgrounds and abilities. Inclusive education is at the heart of what we do and we visit schools, colleges, adult education, teacher training, festivals and special events and, as we pitch the show for your group, no two shows are ever the same!

Which Curriculum Subjects do you cater for?

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Curriculum topics available: Mechanics and engineering.

KS1
Key Stage One - ages 5-7
This show introduces the fun and fantastic forces of Rocket Science, children can explore the pushes and pulls powering balloon cars, air and chemical powered rockets.

In addition to a show, you can enjoy hands-on workshops for up to 30 children, where they can build their very own rockets under the expert guidance of Steve Shapland.

Duration: ~45 mins Curriculum Links Capacity: 30-60 children + adults

KS2
Key Stage Two - ages 7-11
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... The sky is NOT the limit!

In addition to a show, you can enjoy hands-on workshops for up to 30 children, where they can design, build, adapt and launch their very own rockets under the expert guidance of Steve Shapland.

Duration: ~45 mins Curriculum Links Capacity: 30-60 children + adults

KS3+
Key Stage Three - ages 11-14
A stimulating, educational and exciting experience of forces in action. We build from simple rocket balloons to chemical powered rockets to get to grips with forces, momentum, projectile motion and combustion.

In addition to a show, you can enjoy hands-on workshops for up to 30 students, where they can design, build, launch, adapt and improve their very own rockets under the expert guidance of Steve Shapland.

Duration: ~50 mins Curriculum Links Capacity: 30-60 students + adults

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Curriculum topics available: Forces.

KS1
Key Stage One - ages 5-7
This show introduces the fun and fantastic forces of Rocket Science, children can explore the pushes and pulls powering balloon cars, air and chemical powered rockets.

In addition to a show, you can enjoy hands-on workshops for up to 30 children, where they can build their very own rockets under the expert guidance of Steve Shapland.

Duration: ~45 mins Curriculum Links Capacity: 30-60 children + adults

KS2
Key Stage Two - ages 7-11
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... The sky is NOT the limit!

In addition to a show, you can enjoy hands-on workshops for up to 30 children, where they can design, build, adapt and launch their very own rockets under the expert guidance of Steve Shapland.

Duration: ~45 mins Curriculum Links Capacity: 30-60 children + adults

KS3+
Key Stage Three - ages 11-14
A stimulating, educational and exciting experience of forces in action. We build from simple rocket balloons to chemical powered rockets to get to grips with forces, momentum, projectile motion and combustion.

In addition to a show, you can enjoy hands-on workshops for up to 30 students, where they can design, build, launch, adapt and improve their very own rockets under the expert guidance of Steve Shapland.

Duration: ~50 mins Curriculum Links Capacity: 30-60 students + adults

What activities are available during group visits?

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KS1
Key Stage One - ages 5-7
This show introduces the fun and fantastic forces of Rocket Science, children can explore the pushes and pulls powering balloon cars, air and chemical powered rockets.

In addition to a show, you can enjoy hands-on workshops for up to 30 children, where they can build their very own rockets under the expert guidance of Steve Shapland.

Duration: ~45 mins Curriculum Links Capacity: 30-60 children + adults

KS2
Key Stage Two - ages 7-11
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... The sky is NOT the limit!

In addition to a show, you can enjoy hands-on workshops for up to 30 children, where they can design, build, adapt and launch their very own rockets under the expert guidance of Steve Shapland.

Duration: ~45 mins Curriculum Links Capacity: 30-60 children + adults

KS3+
Key Stage Three - ages 11-14
A stimulating, educational and exciting experience of forces in action. We build from simple rocket balloons to chemical powered rockets to get to grips with forces, momentum, projectile motion and combustion.

In addition to a show, you can enjoy hands-on workshops for up to 30 students, where they can design, build, launch, adapt and improve their very own rockets under the expert guidance of Steve Shapland.

Duration: ~50 mins Curriculum Links Capacity: 30-60 students + adults

What size groups do you cater for?

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Up to 30 children per hands-on workshop, and up to 60 children per interactive show.


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