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Science

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Study Physics, Chemisty or Biology outside the classroom

Science can definitely be one of the more difficult school subjects in which to inspire and engage pupils. It certainly was at my school, where an unfortunate trio of drab individuals failed spectacularly to deliver what was actually a thoroughly fascinating subject. Often, scientific ideas are quite complicated to fully understand, especially for children at primary level, so practical work is essential. In addition, a recent report issued by the Association for Science Education (ASE) concluded that outdoor learning was necessary when teaching science. Giving pupils the ability to directly link first hand experience with classroom ideas will enable pupils at any key stage to get the most from the subject.

Fortunately there are a wide range of excellent venues that will help your pupils develop a love of science, from the traditional, such as wildlife centres promoting biodiversity, and transport museums who chart the historical development of scientific achievement, to the more modern dedicated science centres who offer high tech, interactive classroom style learning. Whether your science topic is Life processes and living things, investigation, materials and properties, physical properties, or Earth and space. We can help with inspiration.

We have divided our school visit recommendations between the four core areas of science, though there is a fair amount of cross over between each so be sure to take a look at all four.

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Primary Science

When looking for your KS1 and KS2 science school trips, there are a few things to consider: how will the trip fit into our curriculum for the year, and will it give the school children an enriching learning experience? Plan My School Trip works with a number of science venues, science museums and science workshops that offer the type of learning outcome you are looking to achieve.

When working with KS1 you are looking for them to gain an understanding of the natural science and physical science that is all around them. This can be achieved in various ways and at various venues around the UK. Working scientifically can be learnt through various science workshops and most science museums and technology centres can offer the right worksheets and tools to help you achieve this.

To get an idea of some of the venues that can cater for your next school visit please have a look at some of the venues within our Biology, Physics and Chemistry sections below.


 Chemistry  trips & workshops

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States of matter, properties of materials, chemical reactions - 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.

Science Spectacular
Science Spectacular

Dan Tastic Education brings science to life with incredible Science Spectacular Wow Days! Your pupils will be inspired & engaged by an array of props, videos & student interaction with one of our fun & entertaining Dan Tastic Workshop Facilitators

Sublime Science
Sublime Science

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

CSI Forensic Science Educational STEAM Workshop KS3 - KS5
CSI Forensic Science Educational STEAM Workshop KS3 - KS5

Proven to excite students’ curiosity in Science, supporting the National Curriculum Science Programmes, by offering a cross-curricular "hands-on" interactive, full-day onsite STEM - CSI Forensic Science Workshops aimed at KS3 | KS4 | KS5.



 Physics  trips & workshops

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Space & Astronomy, Forces & Magnets, Sound, Light, Electricity - Physics governs our every day lives, so making the connection between mathematical formulas that make your brain hurt, and the physics of the every day is really important to every child's understanding.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Manchester
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Manchester

With 2 million LEGO bricks under one roof, the sky's the limit at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester. Pupils will learn and develop many skills, including language, science, design, technology, engineering, computing and maths.

Bring the Universe to your school
Bring the Universe to your school

We bring the thrill of Space and the wonder of the night sky to schools, using engaging presenters and modern 360° projection technology. Students and teachers will be left with vivid and lasting memories to motivate classroom learning.

Kapla Clubs giant STEAM construction workshops
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



 Biology  trips & workshops

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Museums, zoos, wildlife centres or simply the local natural environment, no matter where you take your pupils you can be sure that showing them Biology first hand will prove more popular than a text book.

In-Park Primary Learning Sessions
In-Park Primary Learning Sessions

We’re ready to welcome you and your students back to the Royal Parks with our specially adapted safe and secure outdoor learning provision. All sessions remain curriculum-linked to meet learning outcomes but additionally give children time outdoors

Day Trips at Bore Place
Day Trips at Bore Place

At Bore Place we aim to inspire young people with a love of the natural world, educate them about food production and regenerative farming, and involve them in taking care of our world for future generations.

Field Studies Council Amersham
Field Studies Council Amersham

Set in South Buckinghamshire, within the Chiltern Hills, visit Amersham Field Centre for fun and engaging primary or secondary one day outdoor field trips for geography or science.



 Environmental Science  trips & workshops

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The courses in this section will provide your students with practical experience that will improve their understanding of environmental sciences.

Kingswood - Peak Venture
Kingswood - Peak Venture

Kingswood Peak Venture is situated on the doorstep of the beautiful Peak District, with an activity park nestled in sheltered woodlands and fields. Our award-winning residential experiences develop confidence, resilience and learning ability.

International Baccalaureate Diploma
International Baccalaureate Diploma

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.

Dale Fort FIeld Centre
Dale Fort FIeld Centre

Dale Fort is set in a spectacular location high on the cliffs within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, giving superb views over the sea. It has access to a wide range of sites for biology, geography and adventure activities at all ages.



Secondary Science

KS3 and KS4 science trips are great fun and have many enriching activities for students to take part in. The science venues we work with create interactive learning experiences coupled with curriculum based workshops. Most students are learning about Biology, Chemistry and Physics and the day trip venues we work with cover off all of these subject areas.


 KS3 & GCSE Science  trips & workshops

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The courses in this section will provide your students with practical experience that will improve their understanding of environmental sciences.

Flamingo Land
Flamingo Land

Did you know Flamingo Land offers educational workshops, tours and self guided workbooks all in the surroundings of an award winning zoo and theme park.

Isle of Wight - The Island Classroom
Isle of Wight - The Island Classroom

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.

Unforgettable Residentials at The Hive
Unforgettable Residentials at The Hive

The Hive is in the heart of Epping Forest, within easy reach of east London. In the safe hands of expert environmentalists our memorable & affordable curriculum-led outdoor learning unique residentials bring nature nearer for all ages & abilities.

If you are looking at a biology topic for your school trip then an environmental centre is a great place to visit as it offers a wide range of activities where students can immerse themselves in the natural habitat. For Chemistry school trips you can go to various Science museums to learn about the history of chemistry and also the latest chemistry procedures and techniques. With Physics then an observatory is ideal to go to on your school trip as they are very interactive and have some fantastic displays to view.

What can you do to celebrate Science Week and Careers Week?
Spring Term 2023 Science Workshops

British Science Week (10th-19th March) is a ten-day extravaganza celebrating all that’s great about STEM – Science

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Urban Tree Festival
Spring Term 2022 Science Day Trips

The Urban Tree Festival is an annual, community celebration of trees, hosted by The Royal Parks

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Mobile planetariums, drones, VR and sensory rooms
Spring Term 2022 Science Workshops

State-of-the-art multi-purpose planetariums covering a huge variety of subjects including: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths

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Learn to Fly
Spring Term 2020 Science Day Trips

iFLY's STEM packages get full marks, and for British Science Week, we're offering 15% off the ultimate school trip!

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Mindfulness Nature Discovery Days
Spring Term 2020 Science Day Trips

Lee Valley invite you to experience their 10,000 acre classroom and tell us about their new mindfulness nature discovery days programme.

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What to expect from a visit to CERN
Spring Term 2020 Science Overseas

Immersive visits to the fascinating CERN facilities plus the best visits in the region, helping you make the most of your time.

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Workshops at Drayton Manor Zoo
Autumn Term 2019 Science Day Trips

Discover how multi-sensory learning experiences at Drayton Manor can benefit your class during a school trip.

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STEM coding workshops
Autumn Term 2019 Science Workshops

STEMbotics gives students an introduction to the world of STEM with opportunities to design, build and code their own unique robots

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Inspire your students to take up a career in STEM at CERN
Autumn Term 2019 Science Overseas

Find out how CERN could be the answer to igniting your students' interest in the world of STEM

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Bespoke Science Workshops for Schools
Summer Term 2019 Science Workshops

Bespoke hands on school science workshops offer primary school children a creative and immersive learning experience.

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Seven Years at the MAD Museum
Summer Term 2019 Science Day Trips

The MAD Museum's impact on school groups and the creative way in which they work.

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