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Inspiring young minds

Chemistry, always struggled with this one at school, I used to have sleepless nights trying to remember the periodic table before a big test and I still couldn't tell you what the symbol for Seaborgium is. Chemistry is the science of matter and is often described as the central science because its links biology and physics. The modern practices of Chemistry can be dated back to the Ancient Egyptians, and by 1000BC civilisations were developing techniques that demonstrated an understanding of chemical reactions such as producing medicines from plants, extracting metals from ore and fermentation.

Chemistry in the class room doesn't need to be about trawling through text books or trying to memorise the periodic table, practical activities are fun and help motivate pupils to learn and enjoy the subject. I can certainly remember those basic chemistry experiments such as igniting magnesium (so it burns with a bright white flame!) and removing the tarnish from a 2 penny piece, so why not take these sorts of experiences outside the confines of the school lab.

There are some fantastic Science centres in the UK that offer materials and properties demonstrations and engaging work shops designed to inspire future scientists, and by taking your class on such school trips you'll not only be the cool science teacher but you may also encourage the scientists of tomorrow to pursue Chemistry as a career path.

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Field Studies Council - London South East


-Centres situated in interesting and inspiring environments, within easy reach of excellent field sites. -Courses created carefully to link to curriculum requirements. We can work with you to tailor content to fit in with work back in the classroom. -Passionate and experienced teaching staff who work full time, all year round. You will be allocated the same tutor(s) throughout your course. -FSC take care of everything once you arrive; comfortable accommodation, plenty of tasty food and transport during the course. -Price bands throughout the year to offer value for money. FSC is an environmental education charity with over 70 years experience of providing fieldwork and outdoor learning and a network of 19 UK centres offering day and residential fieldwork opportunities. ...

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Wales
Maths, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Twentieth Century, Design Technology, Computing, SEN


We've a number of different activities to cover all aspects of Science. This includes workshops, live science shows and lab sessions in centre, whilst our extensive programme can also come to your school....

Techniquest Glyndwr

East Midlands
History, Geography, Art, Medieval, Tudors, Chemistry, Fieldstudies


There are plenty of outdoor and indoor facilities for school groups to see at Bolsover castle, including the 17th century castle built by Charles Cavendish, Riding House Range which now contains an exhibition, Terrace Range and Wall Walk. ...

Bolsover Castle

North East
Citizenship, Maths, Science, Computing, Physics, Chemistry, Biology


For a great School Trip in Newcastle upon Tyne, look no further than the Life Science Centre with exhibitions, events, theatre shows and the biggest planetarium in the North of England ...

Life Science Centre

Scotland
Science, Computing, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Twentieth Century


From hands-on robot programming to iconic explosion demonstrations, our education service is here to provide inspiring science and technology experiences for our schools and community. ...

Dundee Science Centre



South West
Science, History, Geography, Biology, Chemistry, Physical Geography


Explore Cheddar Gorge, a National Nature Reserve and world famous beauty spot where pupils can learn about its Ice Age creation, Stone Age occupation and Victorian exploration ...

Cheddar Gorge

All UK Regions
Science, Chemistry


KS2 Key Stage Two - ages 7-11 An unusual and exciting collection of models and demonstration explore evaporating, condensing, melting and freezing. Solids, liquids and gases - what is the difference and what happens as we change state? This show investigates the particle theory of matter for KS2 w...

Explorer Dome-States of Matter Show
Science Into Schools
Science Into Schools
★★★★★

All UK Regions
Maths, Science, Physics, Chemistry


Delivering interactive Science shows and workshops directly to your Schools and offering a varied experience of Science for all ages. Helping to enhance your students Mathematical and Scientific knowledge ...

Science Into Schools
★★★★★

All UK Regions
Science, SEN, Chemistry


FS Foundation Stage - ages 3-4 Delight in the fun and unexpected behaviour of bubbles! Explore colourful bubbles, wobbly bubbles, clouds in bubbles, and fiery bubbles! Duration: 45 mins Curriculum Links Capacity: ~60 children + adults KS1 Key Stage One - ages 5-7 Delight in the fun an...

Explorer Dome-Bubbles Show

Scotland
Science, Geography, Chemistry, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, Farm, Food, Design Technology, Physical Education


Two fantastic locations in Scotland offering Curriculum for Excellence linked fieldwork for all ages. Inspire your students at either Kindrogan, Perthshire, by the stunning Scottish Highlands, or Millport on the shores of the Isle of Cumbrae. ...

Field Studies Council - Scotland

All UK Regions
Science, Physics, Chemistry


KS1 Key Stage One - ages 5-7 This show is bursting with surprises! Counter-intuitive demonstrations and fun experiments will bring out the scientist in every child. Duration: ~45 mins Curriculum Links Capacity: ~60 children + adults KS2 Key Stage Two - ages 7-11 Observing, predicting ...

Explorer Dome-Science Tricks Show

All UK Regions
Science, Geography, Chemistry


KS2 Key Stage Two - ages 7-11 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 - condensat...

Explorer Dome-Water Shows

All UK Regions
Science, History, SEN, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Elizabethans, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Geography, SEN


Immersive Experiences is the UK's leading multi-diciplinary mobile planetariums and sensory learning experiences company. Over 15 subjects | National Curriculum & Common Entrance 13 level | Over 160 programs to suit all ages | SEN/SLD/PMLD ...

Immersive Experiences

Scotland
Science, Design Technology, Computing, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, SEN, Twentieth Century


Get curious with science! Glasgow Science Centre is a 5* visitor attraction with an interactive education programme exploring everything from the science of the human body to the future of STEM jobs in My World of Work. ...

Glasgow Science Centre

Wales
Science, Geography, Chemistry, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, Farm, Food, Design Technology, Physical Education


4 fantastic locations across North and South Wales offering fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. Discover the mountain scenery of Rhyd-y-creuau, gorgeous coastlines of Dale Fort and Orielton or wonderful parkland surrounding Margam...

Field Studies Council - Wales
★★★★★

London & South East
English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Physical Education


Do you like the idea of teaching your curriculum while your students minds are wide open? When better for them to learn than during the fun of your school trip? We are the Island Classroom, where you can combine fun with education in a unique way. ...

The Island Classroom

Midlands
Science, Geography, Chemistry, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, Farm, Physical Education


Our fantastic Midlands locations are Preston Montford in Shropshire and Bishops Wood in Worcestershire. Both offer fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. The locations are easy to reach while offering access to beautiful countryside....

Field Studies Council - Midlands

All UK Regions
Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, SEN


LoveScience is here to help you give your children experience of good quality, hands on science. From a full day with one class to short workshops for every year group - we write bespoke workshops that work around you and your children. ...

Love Science Workshops

East of England
Science, Geography, Human Geography, Chemistry, Fieldstudies, Farm, Food, Design Technology, Physical Education


Flatford Mill in Suffolk offers fieldwork for all ages from its fascinating, historic location. Day and residential trips available at this Field Studies Council location. ...

Field Studies Council - East Anglia
★★★★★

Scotland
Science, Geography, Wildlife, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies


Discover the wonders of the sea at Deep Sea World - Scotland's National Aquarium. Situated under the Iconic Forth Rail Bridge Deep Sea World is home to over 4,000 sea creatures from Starfish to Sand Tiger Sharks there is something for everyone! ...

Deep Sea World Education

All UK Regions
Science, Geography, Physical Education, Chemistry, Biology, Human Geography


Residential fieldwork created specifically for International Baccalaureate Diploma students in geography, biology and ESS. Field Studies Council has a network of UK Centres to choose from, many with easy transport links for UK and major airports. ...

International Baccalaureate Diploma

All UK Regions
Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology


My name's Boffin. James Boffin. Secret Science Agent UU7. Licensed to carry out science missions at ANY SCHOOL on ANY SCIENCE. Operational out of SI6. That's Scientific Intelligence, Section 6 based at Science Headquarters. Experiment with UU7 soon! ...

James Boffin - Secret Science Agent UU7

All UK Regions
Maths, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology


Have you experienced the excitement of an Escape Room? We've turned it on its head for schools. Your pupils will have to solve a series of puzzles, locked up in a box, to find the key to stop the timer! Are yours pupils up for the challenge? ...

School Escape Rooms

London & South East
Science, History, Design Technology, Egyptians, Romans, worldwar, Chemistry, SEN


Located on the Roman wall itself and with over 600 years of history The Salters' Company brings to life the City of London drawing on its rich heritage and strong links with chemistry and architecture. ...

The Salters Company

London & South East
Science, Art, Food, Chemistry, SEN, Design Technology


Get hands-on and learn the art of candy making at Spun Candy! Design and create your very own rainbow swirl lollipops. A super sweet and educational school trip in the heart of London! ...

Spun Candy

London & South East
Citizenship, English, Maths, Science, Art, PSHE, Physics, Chemistry, Biology


KidZania is an indoor City run by kids! Children can choose from more than 60 real life role play activities including police, dentist and vet. All activities can be cross referenced against the national curriculum. ...

KidZania London

London & South East
English, Science, History, Art, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, Physics, Chemistry, Biology


Museums and palaces overflowing with art, science and history, incredible theatre shows in the West End, bustling Oxford Street and Covent Garden, and iconic Big Ben and Trafalgar Square! London is the perfect destination for a cultural tour. ...

Cultural Tour of London for International Schools

East of England
Maths, Science, Design Technology, Computing, SEN, Physics, Chemistry, Biology


Our unique education centre leverages the inspirational power of the ExoMars Project. Our school trips - linked to key stages 2 and 3 curriculum - aim to inspire young people to consider a career in science, technology, engineering and maths. ...

Airbus Foundation Discovery Space
★★★★★

North
Science, Geography, Chemistry, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, Farm, Food, Design Technology, Physical Education


3 fantastic locations across the Lake District and Yorkshire offering fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. Discover the mountain scenery of Blencathra, adventurous grounds of Castle Head or lakeside location of Malham Tarn. ...

Field Studies Council - North of England

London & South East
Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology


WORKSHOPS As part of your visit to the Science Oxford Centre you can book one of our workshops, which are designed to engage children of all ages with creative and challenging practical science. They provide opportunities for discussion and higher order thinking and enable children to progress thei...

Science Oxford Centre

All UK Regions
Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, SEN


Science Workshop, Wow Day & School Visit! An exciting display of scientific demonstrations, LASERs, drones, magnetic robots and lots of other interesting props. Using humour and a huge wealth of knowledge on the subject matter, our Dan Tastic Workshop Facilitator will educate and entertain your pupi...

Science Spectacular

South West
Science, Geography, Human Geography, Chemistry, Fieldstudies, Farm, Food, Design Technology, Physical Education


A choice of locations in Devon and Somerset offering fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. Slapton Ley and Start Bay close to the beach in south Devon and Nettlecombe Court in beautiful countryside surroundings near Exmoor. ...

Field Studies Council - South West

South West
Science, Watersports, Chemistry, Biology, Physical Education


The Eden Project is a marvelous attraction for schools and there is a wealth of learning. Discover the chemistry behind plants and their uses, from medicine to technology....

Cornwall School Tours

Eden Project
Eden Project
★★★★★

South West
Science, Geography, Art, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Twentieth Century


Here at the Eden Project in Cornwall, education is central to our mission as a charity. We offer exciting learning opportunities for students of all ages at schools, colleges and universities. ...

Eden Project
★★★★★

Wales
Maths, Science, Physics, Chemistry


Techniquest provides a unique experience — supporting teachers and inspiring pupils from Foundation Phase to Post-16 in STEM — at our Centre in Cardiff Bay and through a dynamic Outreach programme, which brings the Techniquest experience to schoo...

Techniquest

East of England
History, Geography, Saxons, Medieval, Tudors, Chemistry, Fieldstudies


A magnificent example of late 12th-century castle. Schools have the freedom to explore the inside of the castle walls through the main gatehouse, the 'wall walk' along the top of the castle, as well as learn about the history from the illustrated dis...

Framlingham Castles

Wales
Science, History, Geography, Chemistry, Physical Geography


The National Showcave Centre, Wales, is a group of ten attractions, centred on the magnificent show caves Dan-yr-Ogof, Bone Cave and Cathedral Cave. Stalagmites, stalactites, and a many more natural features. ...

National Showcaves Centre

Dan Tastic History
Dan Tastic History
★★★★★

All UK Regions
Science, History, Geography, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Victorian, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Human Geography, SEN


Dan Tastic Education brings history to life with incredible Wow Days! Your pupils will be inspired to read, write & enjoy learning by having a 'real' historical character visit the school with a vast array of props & tales of exciting adventures! ...

Dan Tastic History
★★★★★

London & South East
Science, Geography, Chemistry, Human Geography, Fieldstudies, Farm, Food, Design Technology, Physical Education


Five fantastic locations in the South East offering fieldwork for all ages to bring the curriculum to life. The choice of day and residential centres include a huge range of excellent urban and rural field sites from Box Hill to Bushy Park. ...

Field Studies Council - London South East
★★★★★

All UK Regions
Science, History, Physical Education, Bushcraft, Prehistory, Chemistry, Biology, SEN


Outstanding, accredited school camps, qualified instructors, great learning outcomes, an amazing camp, and an unforgettable experience. All brought to the grounds of your school! ...

School Camps with The Outdoors People

London & South East
Science, History, Geography, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, SEN, Twentieth Century


A day trip to the stunning Isle of Wight is only a short ferry crossing away! With only a small stretch of water between you and the island, the Isle of Wight offers a truly unique experience and can be reached in as little as 12 minutes! ...

Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent

All UK Regions
Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology


Our Forensic Science and Silly Science workshops are full of curriculum science. Challenge your students to investigate the crime scene and solve the mystery. Professor Nitrate demonstrates exciting science such as gravity, energy and explosions! ...

Science Week

All UK Regions
Maths, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, SEN


The Sublime Science School Workshop is Dragons Den Approved, Queen's Award Winning and Slimetastically Guaranteed to be Awesome. Don't Miss Out - Check Now ...

Sublime Science

East Midlands
Chemistry, History, Medieval, Geography, Human Geography, Fieldstudies


Built soon after the Norman Conquest in 1066 by William Peveril, Peveril Castle is a dramatic Norman castle overlooking Hope Valley and Cave Dale in Derbyshire. Book a free school visit to explore with your class....

Peveril Castle


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