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Physics School Trips and Workshops

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Science / Physics

Technology and progress

Physics, broadly speaking, looks at how matter moves through space and time and also the way energy and force has an effect on this movement. While the history of discovery and understanding through characters like Aristotle, Newton and Einstein, is an essential grounding for all students, especially as many of the discoveries are every bit as valid today as they were hundreds of years ago. Yet to teach a subject which for many is rather difficult to understand, in such a way as to engage students and help them make sense of it all, is the difference between being a physics teacher and being someone who really inspires.

Physics governs our very lives, so making this connection between those stuffy mathematical formulas that make your brain hurt, and the physics of the every day is really important. Chances are new technologies such as computers or nuclear energy will inspire your class. You could also look at physics in sport; how coaches and trainers looking to science to get the most of their athletes or why formula one teams spend millions researching and developing new technology to make their cars go faster. Or what about why athletes such as swimmers spend hours analysing their technique to ensure they move through the water with the greatest efficiency.

You might be surprised how many physics school trips there are out there, from a short day trip to take part in hands-on experiments and demonstrations at a science centre in the UK, to a week long visit studying particle physics with 8,000 of the worlds leading scientists at CERN (see our European trips section), The European Organisation for Nuclear research in Switzerland, the opportunities to get your students learning about Earth and space outside the classroom are plentiful.

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Mobile Planetarium

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special offerScience for Schools

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Science for Schools

Let's discover starlight secrets on this epic astronomical adventure. Young astro-engineers will experiment to see how to direct and deflect light in space. Wow! Have you heard all about the James Webb Telescope? In Destination Space you'll get an introduction to this amazing piece of space technology....


KS1 - Interactive Railway Workshops & Outdoor Learning

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KS1 - Interactive Railway Workshops & Outdoor Learning

Object Hunt! Water, Fuel & Fire Museum Exploration - Guided museum tour and quiz challenge. How do steam trains work? How is steam created? What are the physics behind a locomotive?

School of Noise

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School of Noise

The workshops can help start or end a topic relating to sound and music. Our cross-curricular activities will help pupils to see links between subjects. For example, medical stethoscopes would also cover vibration, hearing and how the ear works, what sounds can tell us about our health etc. and why a...

World Museum

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World Museum

PLANETARIUM/SPACE ACTIVITIES The Little Star that Could KS1 - Students will use their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions. They will learn about the basic biological requirements for life. They will learn to describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the...

STEMCarousel KS1-KS2

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STEMCarousel KS1-KS2

Many of our robotics challenges have cross-curricular links (i.e. building Lunar and Mars rovers). The challenges linked to these robot designs require students to grasp scientific concepts in physics in order to achieve their goals. Students will learn about the impact of friction by experimenting with...


Mount Cook

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Mount Cook

Learn about force and momentum through archery sessions and drawing and shooting a bow . Experience the power the gravity by descending from Mount Cooks 100 meter long zipwire across our onsite quarry.

Xplore! Science Discovery Centre

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Xplore! Science Discovery Centre

We've a number of different activities to cover all aspects of Physics. This includes workshops, live science shows and lab sessions in centre. We have worked closely with the UK space agency, UKRI and ASDC to develop space workshops. Covering living and working in space, satellites and our ever popular...

Earth and Beyond

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Earth and Beyond

Key learning in the Earth & Beyond Play in a Day. Children will learn: – The features of planet Earth, including how these were discovered. – The relationship of our planet to the Sun and Moon. – How the earth moves and how this creates day and night. – The features of all 8 other planets...

Peak - Chasewater Activity Centre

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Peak - Chasewater Activity Centre

We can deliver sessions on forces in line with the needs of your school group. Learn about force and momentum through archery sessions and drawing and shooting a bow. The different shapes of boats to help them be streamlined in the water. We use bushcraft, navigation and other outdoor skills to reveal...


Physics and Space

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Physics and Space

All shows, very immerse and narrated inside our 360° theatres Magnetism Electromagentic Spectrum Dark Matter

Mobile Planetariums

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Mobile Planetariums

All our facilties are brought in for delivery in the school. Our inflatable domes provide a 'wow' factor for students of all ages! Inside the dome, we can explore any one of a number of options for physics, from the obvious astronomy-related space shows (either films or presenter-led by our highly...

Themed planetarium experiences

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Themed planetarium experiences

We have been installing our stunning ‘pop ups’ for years, all over the UK. These installations are designed to engage the public and allow them to take some time out during the day

Ringsfield Hall EcoActivity Centre

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Ringsfield Hall EcoActivity Centre

Seasonal changes, fire lighting, kindling, making a tinder bundle, etc. are all very useful activities to learn hands on about physics. We can also tailor programmes to the needs of the group.


Day Trips at Willen Lake

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Day Trips at Willen Lake

With Sailsports and Paddlesports, we can look at the use of the wind on the sail, and the water on the blade. We can focus on how this makes our craft move through the water and what helps to keep us balanced.

Bridging the Tamar School Workshops

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Bridging the Tamar School Workshops

Our workshops include a visit to the Bridging the Tamar Visitor and Learning Centre which has hands on learning with interactive bridge models and displays. The workshops also take a trip onto the Tamar Bridge and explore the engineering that Brunel and the 20th century engineers did to bridge the local...

Leighton Hall

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Leighton Hall

Seasonal change, sound and light: The woodland walk with its deciduous and evergreen trees, bulbs, ferns, mosses and undergrowth, offers the chance to explore change throughout the seasons. Depending on the weather, time of year and tree canopy, light changes constantly, as does sound with the noise...

Flamingo Land

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Flamingo Land

Our KS2 Roller Coaster Science workshop introduces the concepts of gravity, air resistance, forces and pneumatics. Students will have the opportunity to experience forces first hand with a go on one of the smaller rides.


STEM and History Trips

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STEM and History Trips

Underfall Yard is a great place for pupils to find out about the science and technology that makes Bristol Harbour tick. Underfall Yard plays a crucial role in maintaining the water level in Bristol Harbour and dealing with the extreme tidal range of the Bristol Channel, which is the second highest in...

special offerIsle of Wight - The Island Classroom

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Isle of Wight - The Island Classroom

Physics of Ships and Boats The learning begins as soon as you leave the mainland. Travel with Red Funnel Ferries between Southampton and the Isle of Wight and set your KS2 age groups to work on their excellent Water / Air Resistance and Friction study activity as they relate to ferry operations. KS3...

free tripFlow Zone

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Flow Zone

We explain how the seasons affect how much water is available during the year and why the demand for water increases in the summer.

School Of Noise online

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School Of Noise online

The workshops can help start or end a topic relating to sound and music. Our cross-curricular activities will help pupils to see links between subjects. For example, medical stethoscopes would also cover vibration, hearing and how the ear works, what sounds can tell us about our health etc. and why a...


special offerAckers Adventure Residential centre

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Ackers Adventure Residential centre

Ackers Adventure is an Adventurous Activity Centre just 2 miles from the centre of Birmingham. A 75 acre site offering many activities such as canoeing, climbing, skiing & residential stays, making Ackers a totally unique venue for a school trip.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Manchester

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LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Manchester

Our spinning tops, catapult, seesaw and robotics workshop we demonstrate scientific principles of balancing forces, energy, levers and pivots via the creation of a Seesaw build. Students will predict outcomes of experiments involving experimentation with weight. You will also learn how to describe movement...

Forces & Magnets

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Forces & Magnets

During the course of the workshop day, our drama facilitator will guide your class through the scientific concepts including push/pull forces, gravity, resistance, floating, sinking and magnets.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Birmingham

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LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Birmingham

Our spinning tops, catapult, seesaw and robotics workshop we demonstrate scientific principles of balancing forces, energy, levers and pivots via the creation of a Seesaw build. Students will predict outcomes of experiments involving experimentation with weight. You will also learn how to describe movement...


special offerAckers Adventure Day Trips

location icon West Midlands

Ackers Adventure Day Trips

Friction plays a large part in Skiing - kinetic friction between the skis and the ground. What type of energy is used in skiing? You could calculate speed on the Zip wire - do different people achieve different speeds - why?

The Bear Grylls Adventure

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The Bear Grylls Adventure

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EYFS - Interactive Storytelling Sessions

location icon West Midlands

EYFS - Interactive Storytelling Sessions

Our EYFS workshop learning objectives include: Fuels & Energy. How fuel and energy make a locomotive move.

KS2 - The Power Of Steam & People From The Past

location icon West Midlands

KS2 - The Power Of Steam & People From The Past

Object Hunt! Water, Fuel & Fire Museum Exploration - Guided museum tour and quiz challenge. How do steam trains work? How is steam created? What are the physics behind a locomotive?


special offerBring the Universe to your school

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Bring the Universe to your school

Engaging presenters and 360° projection technology bring the thrill of Space and wonder of the night sky to your school. Students & teachers are left with vivid and lasting memories to motivate classroom learning. This high-definition planetarium experience includes learning about the planets of...

Peak - Astbury Watersports Centre

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Peak - Astbury Watersports Centre

We can deliver sessions on forces in line with the needs of your school group. Learn about force and momentum through archery sessions and drawing and shooting a bow. The different shapes of boats to help them be streamlined in the water. We use bushcraft, navigation and other outdoor skills to reveal...

British Science Week 2024 - Time for Science

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British Science Week 2024 - Time for Science

Exploring (depending on chosen workshop): gravity, friction and other push/pull forces; gravity, friction, upthrust, centrifugalism, centripetalism, magnestism, electromagnetism, air resistance, water resistance, momentum, light, photons, sped of light, Einstein, reflection, refraction, diffraction,...

Beginner STEMbotics Robotics & Coding

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Beginner STEMbotics Robotics & Coding

Many of our robotics challenges have cross-curricular links (i.e. building Lunar and Mars rovers). The challenges linked to these robot designs require students to grasp scientific concepts in physics in order to achieve their goals. Students will learn about the impact of friction by experimenting with...


STEM Workshop

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STEM Workshop

As with Design & Technology it is the engineering contained in STEM that applies to Physics within our workshops and the importance of triangulation in structures

Sublime Science

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Sublime Science

We will explore how sounds are made by learning about soundwaves and vibrations...cue hilarity with all the silly noises we make with various objects and instruments. Forces are demonstrated through anti-gravity experiments and we will also explore pressure with an air cannon that makes awesome smoke...

Maths Workshops

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Maths Workshops

The Physics invoved in the Mathematical Engineering of all o f our freestanding structures; Bridges, Castles; Egyptians; Ely Cathedral; Ferris Wheel; Geodesic Structures; Greek Parthenon; Indian Taj Mahal; Islamic Dome Of The Rock; Mayan Temple; Olympic Sculptures; Saxon Roundhouse; Shelters; Skyscrapers;...

GCSE Astronomy

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GCSE Astronomy

Our GCSE Astronomy Show is ideal for KS3, KS4, and anyone studying GCSE-level Astronomy and Space Physics as part of a Physics or Triple Science course. We can simulate the formation of the Solar System and its place within the Galaxy. We can also explain redshift and the expanding Universe. Using...


Time Travel Theatre

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Time Travel Theatre

Our Time Travel Space Tourist programmes explore: preparations for the mission; history, characteristics and composition of the moon; the Apollo 11 astronauts and the role of the moon in future space exploration.

free tripIron Bridge

location icon West Midlands

Iron Bridge

Your students can learn about how science can be used practically to conserve world heritage sites like Iron Bridge. In 2017-18 we undertook a major conservation project to restore the Iron Bridge, due to stresses in the ironwork since its original construction. There has also been disruptive ground...

Kapla Clubs giant STEAM construction workshops

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Kapla Clubs giant STEAM construction workshops

KAPLA Clubs are unique giant STE(A)M construction workshops resulting in your own school’s exhibition. The children will become engineers and artists and will work on amazing constructions. The workshops also focus on those very important PSHE skil

SEND (Special Educational Needs) CSI Forensic Science Workshop

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SEND (Special Educational Needs) CSI Forensic Science Workshop

Our CSI Workshops are cross-curricular and support the following subjects: Science: Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Citizenship, History, PSHE, History, Geography, Maths, English, Media, ICT, RE, Criminology and Forensic Science.


special offerHangloose Adventure Eden

location icon South West

Hangloose Adventure Eden

Hangloose Adventure promises to deliver a memorable school trip whilst incorporating team building and problem-solving exercises to test trust, balance and strength which will help individuals conquer fears and overcome challenges.

Cumulus Outdoors Curriculum Day Trips

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Cumulus Outdoors Curriculum Day Trips

We run exciting and fun filled Adventure Activity Days on the Jurassic Coast for schools and youth groups. These outdoor activities are designed to improve self esteem, confidence and support learning outside the classroom.

STEMdrones-Drone Coding

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STEMdrones-Drone Coding

In learning about the principles of flight, students will develop an understanding of how physics plays its part in enabling drones and other aircraft to take flight. They'll then get to see and feel some of these principles in action whilst flying their drones.

JuniorSTEM Lego Robotics

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JuniorSTEM Lego Robotics

The models use gears, pulleys and levers to make them work. We offer a focused Gears & Pulleys workshop where children investigate how to 'gear up' & 'gear down' and the benefits of doing this.


Birmingham Botanical Gardens

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Birmingham Botanical Gardens

The Gardens offer laboratory-style, practical science sessions for KS1&2 children, using Physics to investigate the wonder of plants.

CSI - Crime Scene Investigation Forensic Science STEM Workshop

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CSI - Crime Scene Investigation Forensic Science STEM Workshop

Forensic Science uses many aspects of physics during crime scene investigations, particularly during investigations of road traffic accidents.

Robotics Workshop

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Robotics Workshop

The way a robot moves is determined partly by how it is programmed and partly by physical laws. Displaying a colour by defining its red, blue, and green components is an illustration of the technology behind cameras and TVs. Robot movement and colour feature in many of our workshops. Quite a few of our...

Exploring the science of sound
Spring Term 2024 Physics Workshops

Communication, noise pollution, music, engineering, medicine, art, health and navigation are just some of the areas in which sound can play

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