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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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STEMbotics-Robotics & Coding



STEMbotics: Robotics and Coding workshops are designed to ignite a passion for STEM and Computing. Using a variety of robots, students will design, build and code their very own robots to complete a range of challenges. Medals for the winners!

We have delivered STEM/Computing workshops to thousands of children across the UK and have had glowing reviews from children and teachers after every single one. We're also trusted by the Royal Air Force to deliver educational STEM programmes across the UK on their behalf and have earned the status of RAF STEM Education Partners. The children that take part in STEMbotics will be given opportunities to learn new skills and problem-solve through a series of age-appropriate competition challenges. All of our sessions achieve Computing curriculum objectives in each key-stage. In KS1 and Lower KS2 we use LEGO WeDo to introduce students to instructional robotic builds and entry-level block coding. Students progress to designing and coding their own robots and competing against class...

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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

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

These shows don’t use the Dome and involve exciting chemistry. Observing, predicting and testing. A baffling and brilliant array of experiments use everyday physics and kitchen chemistry to explain some key concepts.

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

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!

Big School Camp
Big School Camp

We offer a range of unique and innovative outdoor activities with a residential experience delivered on your school’s premises. Our camps help you deliver a full outdoor learning experience with 100% participation for all and at a very low costs

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All Chemistry

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.



 Physics  trips & workshops

School Of Noise online
School Of Noise online

Explore the wonderful world of sound with the School of Noise. Our fun and educational workshops are designed to investigate the science of sound and provide pupils with a hands-on opportunity to conduct their own experiments.

Virtual Reality VR Experience
Virtual Reality VR Experience

Immersive Experiences’ VR programs cover the greatest variety of shows – more than any planetarium in the world, with over 200 experiences to enjoBring learning and entertainment together A personal experience Perfect for SEN, SLD, PMLD audienc

Cosford Exhibition - Cold War
Cosford Exhibition - Cold War

The Allied victory over Nazi Germany in 1945 marked the beginning of the Cold War. The Cold War was given its name after World War II because of the relationship that developed primarily between the USSR and USA. It dominated international affairs

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All Physics

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.



 Biology  trips & workshops

JAMES BOFFIN, SECRET SCIENCE AGENT UU7
JAMES BOFFIN, SECRET SCIENCE AGENT UU7

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!

Immersive Experiences
Immersive Experiences

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

St Michael's Environmental Education Centre
St Michael's Environmental Education Centre

St Michael’s Centre is located in the heart of the Peak District National Park and has been welcoming school groups for over 30 years. In 2019 the centre became the first Peak District National Park Ambassador Centre.

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All Biology

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.



 Environmental Science  trips & workshops

FSC Castle Head
FSC Castle Head

With easy access to both the coastline of Morecambe Bay, the glaciated uplands of the southern Lake District and the lakes of Windermere and Coniston, FSC Castle Head is ideally situated for a wide range of field studies and adventurous activities.

In-Park Secondary Learning Sessions
In-Park Secondary 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 students time outdoors

Shepton Mallet Prison
Shepton Mallet Prison

Shepton Mallet Prison is a World Class tourism experience that inspires people, educating, engaging and immersing visitors through a journey behind bars.

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All Environmental Sciences

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



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

Malvern Hills
Malvern Hills

Adventure challenges and outdoor activities for all ages and abilities in 9 acres of woodland at our Malvern centre and surrounding area with a focus on team-work, leadership, building independence, self-confidence and facilitating exploration.

Virtual Planetarium
Virtual Planetarium

Due to increased demand for our services online, we have developed a powerful online, virtual learning experience including your very own planetarium.

Peak - Trafford Watersports Centre
Peak - Trafford Watersports Centre

Trafford Watersports Centre, located at Sale Water Park, just a short drive from J6 of the M60. We offer various school group team building watersports activities from canoeing to sailing, along with many land based activities to make a full day

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All GCSE Sciences

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

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.

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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