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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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Forensic Farm



Forensic Farm workshops explore a variety of scientific themes, including forensic techniques, UV light, ecology, food chains, and field guides. Immersive storytelling is used to present a scenario, in which an egg has mysteriously gone missing.

Forensic Farm workshops explore a variety of scientific themes, including forensic techniques, UV light, ecology, food chains, and field guides. Immersive storytelling is used to present a scenario, in which an egg has mysteriously been lost from the nest of a pair of House Sparrows. Children use their imaginations, curiosity and teamwork skills to carry out a forensic investigation, revealing what has happened to the sparrow egg. In a bid to help farmers ‘Fred’ and ‘Fiona’ discover what happened to the Sparrow egg, teams of children carry out a series of activities, including finger printing, footprint identification, feather/fur identification and testing of how well birds’ nests withstand various weather conditions....

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YHA Langdale
YHA Langdale

Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physical Education

YHA Langdale is a beautiful Victorian mansion owned by the National Trust and is a fantastic destination for UK school trips, student tours and educational visits, with spacious grounds that include a Victorian arboretum.

Life Science Centre
Life Science Centre

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

James Boffin - Secret Science Agent UU7
James Boffin - Secret Science Agent UU7

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!

Explorer Dome-Water Shows
Explorer Dome-Water Shows

Science, Chemistry, Geography

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




Eden Project
Eden Project

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

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.

School Escape Rooms
School Escape Rooms

Maths, Geography, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons

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?

Minecraft Education
Minecraft Education

English, Maths, Science, Chemistry, Biology, History, Computing, PSHE, SEN

Our bespoke cross-curricular Minecraft Education workshops are incredibly successful at creating engagement and enthusiasm around a topic. They offer students opportunities to apply knowledge and learning, work collaboratively and get creative.

Forensic Farm
Forensic Farm

English, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Farm, Wildlife

Forensic Farm workshops explore a variety of scientific themes, including forensic techniques, UV light, ecology, food chains, and field guides. Immersive storytelling is used to present a scenario, in which an egg has mysteriously been lost from the nest of a pair of House Sparrows. Children use th


Science Into Schools
Science Into Schools

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

Xplore! Science Discovery Centre
Xplore! Science Discovery Centre

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

Xplore! Science Discovery Centre is the home of Science in North Wales and opens later in 2020. Xplore! Science Discovery Centre is the home of STEM in North Wales offering inspiring school trips and mind-blowing outreach activities.

The Salters Company
The Salters Company

Science, Chemistry, History, Egyptians, Romans, worldwar, Design Technology, 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 for FREE.

Explorer Dome-Science Tricks Show
Explorer Dome-Science Tricks Show

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


YHA Ilam Hall
YHA Ilam Hall

Geography, Fieldstudies, Chemistry, Physical Education, Accommodation Only

With sprawling grounds and lots of outdoor space to explore this grand Gothic manor offers a magical place for a school residential. Surrounded by the rolling scenery of Dovedale we’re ideally located to visit the many Peak District Attractions.

CSI SQUAD 2 x Learning Escape Rooms
CSI SQUAD 2 x Learning Escape Rooms

Maths, Science, Chemistry, Physical Education, SEN

We don't want your pupils to miss out on these integral childhood adventures any more than you do, which is why we'd love to put UK primary schools at the heart of the action - and bring the experiences to you!

Dundee Science Centre
Dundee Science Centre

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.

Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent
Geography Galore – Southampton Docks and Solent

English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Geology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Twentieth Century, Business, Art

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!


Educational Day visits
Educational Day visits

English, Maths, Geography, Physical Geography, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Victorian, Design Technology, Art, Wildlife

We offer a fun-filled experience with practical outdoor activities linked to Science, Engineering, Arts and Maths. Programmes are linked to the National Curriculum and Foundation Stage Profile and are fully risk assessed.

Teacher training, CPD and INSET
Teacher training, CPD and INSET

Geography, Physical Geography, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, SEN

Our Chemistry shows are a bench-based demonstration which takes place in the hall for an audience of up to 70 children. Smaller audiences are preferable as more children can volunteer and get involved in the demonstrations. Bubbles: Discover the mystery of gases and delight in the unexpected beh

The Island Classroom
The Island Classroom

English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Environmental Geography, Fieldstudies, Archaeology, Geology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Prehistory, Greeks, Egyptians, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, worldwar, Business, Physical Education, Art, Farm,

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.

Immersive Experiences
Immersive Experiences

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


Cheddar Gorge
Cheddar Gorge

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

School residentials on the beautiful Isle of Wight
School residentials on the beautiful Isle of Wight

English, Maths, Geology, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Business, Physical Education, Art, Farm, Wildlife, Bushcraft, Watersports, SEN, Accommodation Only

We offer a 100% BESPOKE residential to the Isle of Wight for schools. This can include transport, accommodation, activities, risk assessments and so much more, allowing you to save time and money. Leave the work to us so you can focus on teaching!

Explorer Dome-States of Matter Show
Explorer Dome-States of Matter Show

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

Cultural Tour of London for International Schools
Cultural Tour of London for International Schools

English, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Medieval, Tudors, Industrial, Victorian, Art

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.


Explorer Dome-Bubbles Show
Explorer Dome-Bubbles Show

Science, Chemistry, SEN

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

International Baccalaureate Diploma
International Baccalaureate Diploma

Geography, Human Geography, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physical Education

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.

Science Spectacular
Science Spectacular

Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology

Dan Tastic Education uses a wide array of props, historical items, scientific equipment, videos, group discussion and teacher in role style student participation to cover the following topics during a Science Wow Day: History of Science Carbon Dioxide, Oxygen & Chemical Reactions Electricity, E

Sublime Science
Sublime Science

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


National Showcaves Centre
National Showcaves Centre

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.

STEM Discovery Centre
STEM Discovery Centre

Maths, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Design Technology, Computing, SEN

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.

Glasgow Science Centre
Glasgow Science Centre

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.

Science Week
Science Week

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!


Framlingham Castles
Framlingham Castles

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

Science Workshops
Science Workshops

Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology

Boost the profile of science in your school with a visit from Science Boffins.

Papplewick Pumping Station Museum
Papplewick Pumping Station Museum

Citizenship, English, Maths, Science, History, Design Technology, Geography, Music, PSHE, Industrial, Victorian, Physics, Chemistry, Biology

The dramatic narrative makes clear the reasons for water pollution leading to diseases such as cholera. The online resources explore the unique properties of water and the effect of pollution on natural resources globally, and offer ways to investigate Evaporation, Filtration, Condensation and the c

Spun Candy
Spun Candy

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!


The Deep
The Deep

Citizenship, English, Maths, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Performing Arts, Art, Wildlife, SEN

The Deep aquarium has over 5000 animals including sharks, penguins and turtles. The subsidised package includes time in the exhibition, a reserved lunch space, secure bag storage, on-site parking and a choice of over 50 workshops and presentations.

Science Oxford Centre
Science Oxford Centre

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

The Slate Caverns
The Slate Caverns

Science, Chemistry, Biology, History, Industrial, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Geography, Physical Geography, Environmental Geography

Where History and fun combine! See our Award Winning Llechwedd Deep Mine, we have 250 chambers, 14 miles of tunnels underground hand blasted from slate miners in the 1800s or visit the higher parts of our 300 year old Quarry in Ex Army trucks!

Peveril Castle
Peveril Castle

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.


Frogmore Paper Mill
Frogmore Paper Mill

Science, Chemistry, History, Industrial, Victorian, Twentieth Century, Design Technology, Art, SEN

Papermaking is a chemical reaction, Basically it is a hydrogen bonded cellulose mat. In other words water makes plant fibres sticky to form a mat. Students can try this for themselves at its most basic but acquire knowledge of fibre science, reactions, variations and tools at the papermakers dispo

Techniquest
Techniquest

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

Chemistry Workshop
Chemistry Workshop

Science, Chemistry

We have a range of chemistry workshops available: Roald Dahl Science, Potions (think Harry Potter!), Food Science, Magnet & Metals, Vitamin C titration, Carbon Dioxide, DNA, Acids & Alkalis, Sublime Slime, Bouncy Ball Bouncier, Bath Bombs.

Bolsover Castle
Bolsover Castle

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.


Deep Sea World Education
Deep Sea World Education

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

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!

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