The ScienceWorks exhibitions are made up of table-top hands-on activities and experiments which are rented out primarily to schools but have also visited science centres, libraries, festivals and museums. The exhibits are specially designed for use in primary schools to assist in the teaching of the National Curriculum with an investigative, hands-on approach, and are a useful tool in cross-curricular activities.
- 12 hands-on exhibits focusing on the National Curriculum science programmes key stages 1, 2 & 3.
- Suitable for school use or at public events.
- Exhibits are robust and light-weight.
- Quick and easy to set up. All that is required is a room and some tables.
The hands-on experience
“To hear is to forget, to see is to remember, to do is to understand”.
This phrase sums up the philosophy behind the ‘Hands-On’ science movement. The ScienceWorks project (originally SchoolWorks) began over 20 years ago in response to teachers who recognised the potential of hands-on exhibitions and asked if equipment could be developed for use in the classroom.