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“It’s a crazy idea but it just might work!”

Science Boffins Provide Entertainment at School Science FairsScience Boffins have a great reputation for the provision of entertainment at school science fairs and fêtes.

We can provide an activity table so that passers-by are engaged with a variety of challenging hands on science experiments that will have the crowds milling around to see what is happening.

You can even ask for the ever popular slime making to be included so your guests have a special take home gift - a must for all budding younger scientists!

As an alternative, our Boffins can perform a show, generally about 30 minutes, to a gathered audience. These demonstrations contain some of the flashier experiments which are sure to WOW everyone! Or, why not get the best of both worlds, and combine both a table top activity stand and static presentations at pre-set times?

If you would like more information or wish to make a booking, please either call us on the number below or complete the Schools Enquiry form and we will contact you within 48 hours.

“It’s a crazy idea but it just might work!”

Science School Assemblies by Science BoffinsScience Assemblies and School Workshops are a great way of stimulating your students' desire to discover more about science and their world.

Who would have thought that science could be such fun?

Our entertaining stories for assembly ideas and spectacular experiments often need young volunteers and press-ganged teachers!

To get funding for the event I had to apply for a grant and part of the conditions of the grant were that I had to hand out questionnaires to the teachers that attended the event. Here is a typical response:

“It was hands-on and made relevant to modern use."

If you would like more information or to make a booking, please call us on the number below or complete the Schools Enquiry form and we will contact you within 48 hours.

Schools love Science Assemblies and Science Workshops!!

For a comprehensive range of scientific demonstrations and science experiments specifically designed for schools to be interactive based on the KS1 & KS2 school curriculum, please contact us. As specialists providing workshops for Science Weeks, Enrichment Weeks and Open Days, we provide entertaining, educational science assemblies and science workshops to help your pupils understand how science affects every aspect of their personal world.

“Science is FUN ”

In schools and clubs, we provide entertaining, educational science assemblies and science workshops to facilitate aspiring scientists enjoy hands-on science.

“I would just like to say that the children and staff had a brilliant science day. Boffin Mae and James Boffin were brilliant. The activities were hands on and children were buzzing after the assembly and the activities. All in all, I am glad I invited you to come to our school. Thanks!”

Science Workshops & Shows for Primary Schools

Science demonstrations by Science Boffins

Our Boffins conduct an eclectic mix of scientific experiments to inspire and encourage young children.
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School Assembly Ideas for KS1 & KS2 - A Science Show

Presented by our Boffins, science experiments for larger groups are held in school halls. Dramatic and memorable, they are designed to entertain every bit as much as they educate.
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British Science Week 2018:
Activities & Ideas for Primary Schools

Explore British Science Week through stimulating activities and hilarious experiments.
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School Science Fairs, Fêtes & Events

Outdoor Science Fair by Science Boffins

Your fair or fête will be a memorable event, and not just because of the weather. Science Boffins will transform a trestle table into a laboratory in the twinkling of an eye. Give us the opportunity and we will show you how.
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If you would like more information or to make a booking, please call us on the number below or complete the Schools Enquiry form and we will contact you within 48 hours.

“It’s a crazy idea but it just might work!”

Science Shows for Schools by Science BoffinsOur School Science Shows and Workshops enthral pupils in schools, museums and libraries. During National Science Week we are able to offer fun but Educational Science workshops.

Usually lasting between 30 and 60 minutes, a school science show or primary science workshop can include any of the following topics:

Our School Workshops and Demonstrations:

Superhero

NEW FOR 2018! Almost every child dreams of being their favourite superhero, and all superheroes have one thing in common; they save the world. In this interactive workshop your pupils have the opportunity to learn how they can save the world, without wearing capes and their pants on the outside! From filtering dirty water to using natural energy in everyday life, this renewable energy workshop will allow the future generations to learn the future of energy production, and how their small differences can both change and save the world.

States of Matter

Back by popular demand! We invite your pupils to join us on a fascinating interactive journey into the world of atoms and states of matter. Understanding that everything around them is made of atoms will lead us on to a discussion of the three states of matter illustrated by the children in a fun demonstration of Penguins in the Antarctic. They will then be introduced to Dry Ice, which is always a hit with the pupils (and teachers!). Dry Ice burps, giant bubbles and fire extinguishers will ultimately give way to individually making a small quantity of instant ice cream for on-the-spot consumption. Science does not get any better than this. Subject to a small premium for the supply of dry ice.

Plasma Balls & Playful Polymers

This fun workshop brings together some visual effects from the film industry with a very scientific slant which is guaranteed to have your pupils’ jaws drop with amazement. In this workshop, pupils create Frankenstein-like plasma flashes and can even have electricity pass through their bodies in order to light a fluorescent tube or see a miniature lightning strike. They may even get a high voltage shock on their noses. Moving on from Tesla coils we talk about polymers and how they are used on film sets to make noxious slime. The technique is fascinating and the resultant take-home pot of slime makes this a very popular workshop with pupils and teachers alike.

Animals including Humans

Humans are animals in their own right but just how similar are we? In this interactive workshop we look at where different animals appear in the food chain. A focus on diets and how a balance is critical to healthy living precedes our ‘Gums to Bums’ experiment which shows this food travelling through the digestive system into our blood. Some timely exercise will allow the children to see how the heart pumps blood around the body to maintain their energy levels.

Plants

Studying biology this term? Our Plants workshop will fit in perfectly with your lesson planning. Going down to their roots and exploring how they transfer water and nutrients to the plant, we build our way up to flowers and why they have pretty colours. Be a bee transferring pollen between flowers and making seeds, we then look at what’s inside those tiny seeds – and of course we can’t leave the leaves out. Finally, pupils can see if they can get into a Venus Fly Trap without being eaten!

Just wanted to say thank you for a fantastic day yesterday! Boffin Fiona was a huge hit! She was very well organised, excellent with the children and put on a fabulous performance. Both children and teachers were equally impressed.

To find out more about our school science workshops and demonstrations, call us on 020 8953 5566.

We are constantly updating and changing our workshops to be able to offer fresh content to schools and groups. Examples of previous years workshops include:

  • Floating & Sinking
  • It’s a Gas
  • Static & D C Electricity
  • Hans In Hands On
  • Let There Be Light
  • The Human Body
  • Flying
  • Simple Machines
  • Sounds Like Fun
  • Heat of the Moment
  • It’s a Load of Hot Air
  • Crazy Reactions
  • Magical Science
  • Bad Air Day
  • Rockets