Our Key Stage 2 workshop uses the world around us to immerse children in geological studies. They will explore the effects of water on soil, how fossils are made, the make-up of soils and more.
In the morning, your school hall becomes a science laboratory. The children will receive an introduction to rocks and soils followed by simple sorting activities. They will also take part in experiments to see how water moves through rocks and soils.
In the afternoon the children will take part in a round robin of investigations. Activities may include:
• Fossil making
• Making rock using heat and pressure
• Eye spy rock (using microscopes)
• Learning about erosion
• Viewing the effects of weather
• Sifting soil to determine its composition
• Sorting household objects by material
• Examining the built environment to find materials and their properties
Throughout the day children will learn proper terminology and scientific phrases.
Curriculum topics available: Rocks, Soils, Fossils.
Off the Page's Geology Lab workshop focuses on rocks, fossils and soils. Children will get hands on as they classify rocks, explore how fossils are formed, and test the properties of different materials. They will learn to observe and question in scientific way.
We can work with two classes (up to 60 children) at one time, provided the school hall is large enough.
Please talk to us about your Special Educational Needs so we can accommodate your children’s requirements.
Off the Page presents history and science the way you wish you had learned it as a child. Our experienced teachers immerse your children in a topic to create an unforgettable learning experience. Our school workshops are no mere presentation with a bit of artefact handling – we get the children engaged using an array of hands-on activities. The result is an understanding and enthusiasm for a topic that is difficult to create with books alone.