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Workshops, Shows and Talks

As well as Focus Times, pavilions, multimedia shows, the adventure playground and shop, Magna offers additional workshops, shows and presentations, which you can book to enrich your visit.

It's a Rubbish Adventure

Is a brand new workshop for 2014/15 all about rubbish.

‘It’s a Rubbish Adventure’ focuses on the science and engineering used to sort, separate and recycle all the useful stuff we throw into the black bin. Like all our workshops it’s hands-on as pupils take on a challenge, explore the technology behind a real waste recovery facility, and learn how we can make our lives more sustainable by being nice to rubbish!

This workshop is FREE to book as part of your school's visit to Magna, and is available from 1st Oct 2014 to 22nd May 2015.
'It's a Rubbish Adventure' supports the National Curriculum at KS2 for:
Science - sorting and separating materials
Design and Technology - understanding electrical and mechanical systems
Geography - how humans shape their environment and use resources

If you are a South Yorkshire school and would like us to bring the workshop out to you the price is just £130.00 + VAT to cover our transport costs. We can run up to four workshops per day for a class at a time. Outside South Yorkshire? Not to worry we can still bring the workshop out to your school, our bookings team will give you a quote for transport costs at the time of your enquiry.

The project is a partnership between Magna, BDR Waste Partnership and Shanks Group plc and is supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

To book this or any of Magna's other workshops please call 01709 723116.

Kitchen Sink Show

The Kitchen Sink Show takes children on a journey around the kitchen and opens up a world of science fun. It's a curious, messy, slimy world full of the materials and objects of everyday life.

The show aims to motivate pupils to have a go, puzzle over problems and think through answers. Plenty of interaction engages them with ideas for science, at home or at school.

Many of our experiments use everyday materials, which are inexpensive, familiar to the pupils and might otherwise end up in the rubbish bin.

You'll find lots of ideas to enhance science lessons, science clubs and investigative work. The delivery and show content is varied to suit the age range of the audience. The Kitchen Sink Show supports a range of science topics in the National Curriculum around forces and materials and targets KS1, KS2 and Y7 at KS3.

Price £1.50 (inc VAT) _ £1.25 (ex VAT) per pupil.

Click here for information on booking the Kitchen Sink Show to come out and visit your school. Click here to see the Kitchen Sink Show in action.

Slimy Stuff

Making slime is a great way for children to explore early learning about materials and how they can be changed.

It's also got plenty of ideas for you to take away and try out in class.

Suitable for KS1 it supports learning about materials and links to NC science work on Materials and their Properties.

Price £1.50 (inc VAT) _ £1.25 (ex VAT) per pupil.

 

Rockets and Balloons

Learn how to make and test your own hot air balloon. Find out what makes a rocket move and investigate making one from everyday materials.

Why not build the activities into your science club?

Suitable for KS1, KS2, it supports learning about forces and materials and links to NC science work on Physical Processes.

Price £1.50 (inc VAT) _ £1.25 (ex VAT) per pupil.

Stars and Planets

Take a tour of the night sky and explore the planets of our Solar System, before investigating the forces that hold the stars and planets in place and then making a bang with some rocket fuel!

Our star tour uses Stellarium planetarium software and is perfect for inspiring the interest of your class in the Earth and beyond.

Suitable for KS2, it supports learning about forces and links to NC science work on the Earth and Beyond.

Price £1.50 (inc VAT) _ £1.25 (ex VAT) per pupil.

Big Circuits

We've always been fans of electricity, and now pupils can enjoy the challenge of making a big circuit from all kinds of materials... Bella's off to a party, but how to get her clothes dry in a hurry?

Big Circuits is suitable for KS1 or KS2 and links to NC science work on Physical Processes.

Price £1.50 (inc VAT) _ £1.25 (ex VAT) per pupil.

Solids, Liquids and Gases

Things get interesting when you start to mix them up. We look at some strange materials, make paint the old fashioned way and unlock the secrets of mentos and coke.  

Suitable for KS2, it supports learning about materials and links to NC science work on Materials and their Properties.

Price £1.50 (inc VAT) _ £1.25 (ex VAT) per pupil.

Cleaning Up

How does water get cleaned up before it reaches our tap? What happens to it when we flush it away? Cleaning up aims to get pupils exploring the science behind water treatment.  

Suitable for KS2, it supports learning about materials and links to NC science work on Life Processes and Living Things, and Materials and their Properties.

Price £1.50 (inc VAT) _ £1.25 (ex VAT) per pupil.

Juicy Fruit

What is shared by all life on Earth?...DNA. Using simple separating techniques pupils 'bash, burst and pickle' a kiwi fruit to extract its DNA. They also look at how DNA sequences vary between animals by making a DNA bracelet.

Suitable for Y5/6 or KS2 G&T groups, it supports learning about life processes, humans and other organisms and links to NC science work on Life Processes and Living Things.

Price £1.50 (inc VAT) _ £1.25 (ex VAT) per pupil.

Volcanoes and Rocks

Explore how volcanoes lay down rock layers and learn to identify some common types of rock. Pupils use modelling clay to track the classic vinegar and baking soda 'eruption', take a core sample through their model volcano and then test some real rock samples.

Suitable for Y3/4 groups, it links to NC science work on Materials and their Properties.

Price £1.50 (inc VAT) _ £1.25 (ex VAT) per pupil.

Living Steel

Explore how the Templeborough steelworks has changed over the years. Find out about forging, casting and beer notes.

Suitable for KS2, it supports NC history - a local history study.

Price £1.50 (inc VAT) _ £1.25 (ex VAT) per pupil.

Who Shot?

Turn detective, study the crime scene, gather the evidence and figure out who shot...This workshop introduces pupils to some simple forensic science techniques such as chromatography, blood spatter patterns, fibres and fingerprints.

It supports learning about scientific enquiry and thinking skills at KS2 and KS3. The content is varied to suit the age range of the audience.

Price £1.50 (inc VAT) _ £1.25 (ex VAT) per pupil.

Genes in a Bottle

Whether it is being cloned, sequenced, fingerprinted, mapped, or genetically engineered, DNA has become an everyday topic in the media and the classroom. Introduce your students to the molecular framework of biology - with their own DNA!

Your students will extract genomic DNA from their own cheek cells and watch it precipitate from solution as floating white strands. The DNA strands are then easily collected and transferred to a small vial, which is then fashioned into a necklace!

Suitable for KS3.

Price £2.10 (inc VAT) _ £1.75 (ex VAT) per pupil

Hot Air Balloon Challenge

Take a look at forces in action with hot air balloons. Design and build your own model and then test them against the other teams'. Which will stay up longest, which will return to earth safely?

Suitable for KS3 it supports learning about how forces affect the motion of objects.

Price £1.50 (inc VAT) _ £1.25 (ex VAT) per pupil.

Water Rocket Challenge

Explore the forces that drive rockets. Design your own, think about thrust, air resistance and balance, find out which rocket has the greatest range?

Suitable for KS3 it supports learning about how forces affect the motion of objects.

Price £1.50 (inc VAT) _ £1.25 (ex VAT) per pupil.

Presentations

Magna offers both formal presentations and short introductory talks on a range of topics supporting lesiure and tourism, business studies and the origin of Magna. Please discuss your requirements when making your group booking.

Price: £60.00 (inc VAT) _ £50.00 (ex VAT) per presentation, introductory talks to groups are free of charge.

Activities in partnership with UK Bungee Club

The following activities are run in partnership with the UK Bungee Club and can be included in the schedule for your visit to Magna.

Click here to view or download more information for schools about these activities.

Zip Wire

Ride the Zip Wire at Magna and experience the forces and motion as you slide down the cable.

Zip Wire is suitable for pupils in KS2, KS3 and above.

Price: £4.80 (inc VAT) _ £4.00 (ex VAT) per pupil.

Abseil

Climb 150ft up into the Face of Steel, step off the platform and abseil freely back to ground level.

Abseiling is suitable for pupils in KS3 and above.

Price: £12.00 (inc VAT) _ £10.00 (ex VAT) per pupil.

Powerfan

Powerfan is a machine engineered to provide a taste of freefall. Fully kitted out you step off the platform high up in the Face of Steel and make a fast descent towards the floor before the system kicks in and ensures a gentle landing.

Powerfan is suitable for pupils in KS3 and above.

Price: £18.00 (inc VAT) _ £15.00 (ex VAT) per pupil.

Bungee

The Abyss is the world’s highest indoor Bungee Jump and the only permanent bungee jumping facility in the UK. With the bungee cord secured, leap off the platform and let gravity takeover.

Bungee is suitable for pupils aged 14 and over.

Price: £42.00 (inc VAT) _ £35.00(ex VAT) per pupil.

 

 

 

 
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