Bringing Chemistry to life outside the classroom

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.

Popular Chemistry Trip February 2019

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Supporting the National Literacy and Numeracy Framework. All programmes are linked to the National Curriculum for Wales. Teachers receive resource materials to help them extend the learning back in the classroom. School visits are so well organised that teachers can simply focus on the learni...

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International Baccalaureate Diploma

International Baccalaureate Diploma

All UK Regions
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

Spun Candy

Spun Candy

London & South East
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

National Science and Media Museum

National Science and Media Museum

North
At the National Science and Media Museum your class can be inspired; experiment and learn about the principles of light and sound and the science and technology behind photography, film and television....
National Science and Media Museum

Science Into Schools

Science Into Schools

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Various Regions
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


Field Studies Council - London South East

Field Studies Council - London South East

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
London & South East
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

Cornwall School Tours

Cornwall School Tours

South West
Music, art, scenery, food and world-leading engineering, Cornwall is home to points of interest that are certain to have you returning again and again. ...
Cornwall School Tours

RSPB Rye Meads

RSPB Rye Meads

London & South East
At the RSPB, we're passionate about getting young people outside and experiencing nature first-hand. We offer a range of curriculum-linked activities including birdwatching, pond dipping and habitat investigations for Nursery age right up to A-level...
RSPB Rye Meads

Field Studies Council - North of England

Field Studies Council - North of England

North
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


Field Studies Council - South West

Field Studies Council - South West

South West
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

Eden Project

Eden Project

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★
South West
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

Bolsover Castle

Bolsover Castle

Midlands
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

Field Studies Council - Scotland

Field Studies Council - Scotland

Scotland
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


Framlingham Castles

Framlingham Castles

East Anglia
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

Dan Tastic History

Dan Tastic History

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Various Regions
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

The Island Classroom

The Island Classroom

London & South East
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

Dundee Science Centre

Dundee Science Centre

Scotland
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


Life Science Centre

Life Science Centre

North
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

School Escape Rooms

School Escape Rooms

Various Regions
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

RSPB Minsmere

RSPB Minsmere

East Anglia
RSPB Minsmere's Schools on Reserves programme brings learning to life at one of the top wildlife sites in the UK. With a series of curriculum-linked sessions for all ages and abilities from Early Years through to post-16. ...
RSPB Minsmere

Field Studies Council - East Anglia

Field Studies Council - East Anglia

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
East Anglia
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


Naturesbase

Naturesbase

Wales
Wilderness Adventures, stunning farm location, only one school staying at a time, field studies, bush craft, farming, bat detecting, crab fishing,stone age day, beautiful accommodation, home cooked meals, lovely caring setting, experienced staff team...
Naturesbase

Field Studies Council - Midlands

Field Studies Council - Midlands

Midlands
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

Amazing STEM Shows & Workshops

Amazing STEM Shows & Workshops

Various Regions
At Wonderstruck we specialise in spectacular STEM shows & amazing practical STEM workshops. Whether we're running a workshop for a single class or a multi-stream event for 1000 participants we don't compromise on the science content or on the fun! ....
Amazing STEM Shows & Workshops

Field Studies Council - Wales

Field Studies Council - Wales

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
Wales
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


Love Science Workshops

Love Science Workshops

Various Regions
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

Techniquest Glyndwr

Techniquest Glyndwr

Wales
Visit Techniquest Glyndwr for over 65 hands on exhibits across five zones with activities tailored to your needs. Accessible to all and brought to you by our informed, intelligent and experienced hosts to both feed and blow young minds. ...
Techniquest Glyndwr

Airbus Foundation Discovery Space

Airbus Foundation Discovery Space

Teacher Reviews: ★★★★★
East Anglia
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

Immersive Experiences

Immersive Experiences

Various Regions
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


CAT

CAT

Wales
Based in stunnin Mid Wales near the Snowdonia Nation Park, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) inspires thousands of visitors every year with fun and stimulating displays, tours and workshops. ...
CAT

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

London & South East
From the 2018/19 academic year, Winchester Science Centre are offering a brand new all-inclusive school trips package, guaranteed to spark curiosity and ignite passion and enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). ...
Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Peveril Castle

Peveril Castle

Midlands
Founded soon after 1066 by William Peveril and overlooking Hope Valley and Cave Dale, Peveril Castle is a fantastic and historically important site for school children to explore. An exciting and dramatic Norman castle overlooking the Derbyshire coun...
Peveril Castle

James Boffin - Secret Science Agent UU7

James Boffin - Secret Science Agent UU7

Various Regions
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


Sublime Science

Sublime Science

Various Regions
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

KidZania London

KidZania London

London & South East
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

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