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EARLY YEARS

SCIENCE SHOWS

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WORKSHOPS

MY WORLD OF WORK LIVE!

PLANETARIUM

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IMAX

EVENTS

BODYWORKS ON TOUR

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PARTNERS

MORE FOR TEACHERS

GET INVOLVED

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CONTENTS

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OVERVIEW

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Glasgow Science Centre, an educational charity, has our education programme at its core. Every structured learning session is carefully aligned with the Curriculum for Excellence and National Qualification stages, and our overall offer has been approved by HMIe.

WELCOME

WELCOME

This guide makes it easy to match your requirements to our programme, giving your students a great opportunity to engage with and be inspired by science and the broader STEM agenda. There’s a wealth of pre- and post-visit materials on our website entirely free to download and use. We aim to make the entire process as easy as possible, from initial booking to the details of your visit, giving you the chance to relax a little. This year more of our offer is available on demand, giving you the flexibility to choose activities that align with the stage and subject your pupils will find most useful. Other parts of our programme continue to operate to a calendar and we have clearly set the relevant dates out in the guide for you. In December, you can join us for Seasonal Science, when we put a festive twist on some of our popular education activities. You’ll get a warm reception from our bookings team, with new systems in place this academic year to make it easier for you to access information about grant eligibility, availability of each component of our programme and other useful and practical information. Finally, you’re cordially invited to our free Twilight Science evening in September 2016 during the Scottish Learning Festival, to explore in person what we offer.

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OVERVIEW

ACTIVITY

TIME

WHEN

AGE

Journey Through My Body

Early Years

30 mins

JAN | FEB | JUN

P1 - P3

Body Systems and Cells

10 - 11

My Senses and Me

Early Years

30 mins

ON DEMAND

Body Systems and Cells

10 - 11

Destination Space: Mission Control!

Early Years

30 mins

SEPT | OCT | MAR

N1 - P1, ASN

P1 - P3

Forces | Properties and Use of Substances | Topical Science

10 - 11

Fun With Forces

Early Years

30 mins

N1 - P3

Forces

10 - 11

The Bug Count

Early Years

75 mins

NOV | DEC | APR | 1ST - 19TH MAY

22ND MAY - 2ND JUNE

P1 - P3

Biodiversity and Interdependence

10 - 11

Bodyworks: The Vitals

Science Show

45 mins

NOV | JUN

P4 - P7

Body Systems and Cells

12 - 13

Future Fuels

Science Show

45 mins

DEC | JAN | APR

P4 - P7

Materials | Planet Earth | Technological Developments in Society

12 - 13

Water Water Everywhere

Science Show

45 mins

SEPT

P4 - P7

Processes of the planet

12 - 13

Fantastic Forces

Science Show

45 mins

FEB | MAR

P4 - P7

Forces

12 - 13

Destination Space

Science Show

45 mins

OCT

P4 - P7

Energy Sources and Sustainability | Topical Science | Body Systems and Cells

12 - 13

Who Needs Science?

Science Show

45 mins

ON DEMAND FROM NOV

P7

Planning for Choices and Changes | Technological Developments in Society

12 - 13

Hands on DNA

Workshop

45 mins

FEB

P4 - P6

Inheritance

14 - 15

Car-azy Construction

Workshop

45 mins

DEC | JUN

P4 - P7

Forces | Electricity

14 - 15

Electric Detective

Workshop

45 mins

MAR | APR

P4 - P6

Electricity | Planet Earth | Technological Developments in Society | People, Place and Environment

14 - 15

Destination Space: Space School

Workshop

45 mins

OCT

P4 - P7

Forces | Body Systems and Cells | Chemical Changes | Topical Science

14 - 15

Waterworks

Workshop

45 mins

SEPT

P4 - P7

Processes of the planet

Cell! Cell! Cell!

Planetarium

45 mins

ON DEMAND

P7

Body Systems and Cells

18 - 19

We are Aliens

Planetarium

45 mins

ON DEMAND

P4 - P7

Space | Topical Science

18 - 19

Back to the Moon for Good

Planetarium

45 mins

ON DEMAND

P4 - P7

Space | Topical Science

18 - 19

Space and Back Again

Planetarium

30 mins

ON DEMAND

N1 - P1

Space

18 - 19

Into Space

Planetarium

45 mins

ON DEMAND

P1 - P3

Space

18 - 19

Passport to the Planets

Planetarium

45 mins

ON DEMAND

P4 - P6

Space | Topical Science

18 - 19

The Solar System and Beyond

Planetarium

45 mins

ON DEMAND

P7

Space | Topical Science | Forces | Electricity and Waves

18 - 19

Santa’s Starry Adventure

Planetarium

30 mins

ON DEMAND IN DEC

N1-P3

Space

18 - 19

Hidden Universe 3D

IMAX

45 mins

P7

Space | Planet Earth | Vibrations and Waves | Planning for Choices and Changes Planet Earth | Climate Change | Biodiversity and Interdependence

20 - 21

To the Arctic 3D

Under the Sea 3D

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IMAX

IMAX

45 mins

45 mins

ON DEMAND ON DEMAND

ON DEMAND

P4 - P7

P4 - P7

Born to be Wild 3D

IMAX

45 mins

ON DEMAND

P4 - P7

A Beautiful Planet 3D

IMAX

45 mins

ON DEMAND

P4 - P7

CURRICULUM FOR EXCELLENCE

Planet Earth | Climate Change | Biodiversity and Interdependence

Planet Earth | Vibrations and Waves | Planning for Choices and Changes Space | Planet Earth

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OVERVIEW

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OVERVIEW

ACTIVITY

TIME

WHEN

AGE

CURRICULUM FOR EXCELLENCE

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DIY Gamer

My World of Work Live! Workshop

75 mins

ON DEMAND

P7

Technological Developments in Society | Computing Science contexts for developing Technological skills and knowledge | Planning for Choices and Changes

16 - 17

Mindstorms Driving Test

My World of Work Live! Workshop

90 mins

ON DEMAND

P7

Technological Developments in Society | Computing Science contexts for developing technological skills and knowledge | Planning for Choices and Changes

16 - 17

Sonic Electronics

My World of Work Live! Workshop

45 mins

ON DEMAND

P7

Electricity | Craft, design, engineering and graphics contexts for developing technological skills and knowledge | Planning for Choices and Changes

16 - 17

Cracking Cryptography

My World of Work Live! Workshop

90 mins

ON DEMAND

P7

ICT to enhance learning | Computing science contexts for developing technological skills and knowledge | Planning for Choices and Changes

16 - 17

Lego Renewables

My World of Work Live! Workshop

90 mins

ON DEMAND

P7

Technological Developments in Society | Energy sources and sustainability | Planning for Choices and Changes

16 - 17

DNA Extraction

My World of Work Live! Workshop

90 mins

JAN

P7

Inheritance | Planning for Choices and Changes

16 - 17

Laser Cutting Workshop - New!

My World of Work Live! Workshop

90 mins

ON DEMAND

P7

Computing science contexts for developing technological skills and knowledge | Craft, design, engineering and graphics contexts for developing technological skills and knowledge

16 - 17

My World of Work Time Machine

My World of Work Live! Workshop

45 mins

ON DEMAND

P7

Technological Developments in Society | Planning for Choices and Change | Topical Science

16 - 17

More About Me

My World of Work Live! Workshop

45 mins

ON DEMAND

P7

Topical Science | Planning for Choices and Changes

16 - 17

Who Needs Science?

My World of Work Live! Science Show

45 mins

ON DEMAND FROM NOV

P7

Technological Developments in Society | Planning for Choices and Changes

16 - 17

World Space Week

Expert Event

DROP IN

4TH - 10TH OCT

P1 - P7

Space | Topical Science

22 - 23

Chemistry Week

Expert Event

DROP IN

19TH - 27TH NOV

P4 - P7

Topical Science | Planning for Choices and Changes

22 - 23

Power Planet

Expert Event

DROP IN

26TH - 27TH APR

P4 - P7

Energy Sources and Sustainability | People, Place and Environment | Topical Science

22 - 23

FitLab Exhibits

BodyWorks on Tour

45 mins

ON DEMAND

P1 - P7

Body Systems and Cells | Health and Well Being (Physical Education/ Physical Activity and Sport)

24 - 25

Go Oxygen Go!

BodyWorks on Tour

35 mins

ON DEMAND

P1 - P3

Body Systems and Cells

24 - 25

Disgusting Digestion

BodyWorks on Tour

45 mins

ON DEMAND

P4 - P7

Body Systems and Cells

24 - 25

BodyVision Exhibits

BodyWorks on Tour

45 mins

ON DEMAND

P1 - P7

Body Systems and Cells

24 - 25

BodyVision 3D

BodyWorks on Tour

50 mins

ON DEMAND

P6 - P7

Body Systems and Cells

24 - 25

Journey Through My Body

BodyWorks on Tour

35 mins

ON DEMAND

P1 - P3

Body Systems and Cells | Health and Well Being (Food and Nutrition)

24 - 25

Careering into Science

BodyWorks on Tour

45 mins

ON DEMAND

P7

Technological Developments in Society | Topical Science | Planning for Choices and Changes

24 - 25

OVERVIEW

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TITLE

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A range of hands-on workshops designed to engage curious young minds. Through fun and inspiring activities, your pupils can investigate the wonders of the world around them. Choose from a selection of exciting workshops delivered throughout the year in our dedicated Early Years space. Or explore the outdoors with our bug count in May.

Journey Through My Body

My Senses and Me

Destination Space: Mission Control!

Take a journey through the amazing human body! Discover the digestive system and your skeleton with fun, exciting and hands-on activities.

Investigate your senses through a range of fun and exciting activities and find out why our senses are so important.

Join us for an exciting journey to the International Space Station! We’ll launch rockets, get some expert help for travelling to and living in space and experience life in orbit through a series of challenges!

JAN | FEB | JUN

ON DEMAND

SEPT | OCT | MAR

P1 - P3

N1 - P1, ASN

P1 - P3

30 mins

30 mins

30 mins

Body Systems and Cells

Body Systems and Cells

Forces | Properties and Use of Substances | Topical Science

Fun With Forces

The Bug Count

Get hands on as we investigate the forces of gravity and friction and launch rockets into space. Visit us in December for a festive twist to this show.

Discover the creepy crawlies living in Glasgow’s wild places as we leave Glasgow Science Centre for a minibeast safari in Festival Park.

NOV | DEC | APR | 1ST - 19TH MAY

22ND MAY - 2ND JUNE

N1 - P3

P1 - P3

30 mins

75 mins

Forces

Biodiversity and Interdependence

What you teach the kids in half an hour takes me a term to do. John Paul Primary 2

EARLY YEARS

EARLY YEARS


Using equipment and materials not always available in school, the shows demonstrate science phenomena and highlight the value of an experimental approach. Science Shows take place in our purpose built 120 seat Science Show Theatre.

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Future Fuels

Water Water Everywhere

The human body is amazing! Join us to discover the workings of essential organs in our live science show. Explore the roles of digestion, circulation, respiration and the nervous system in helping you, be you!

Join us on an exciting mission to explore how we could power transport in the future! Visit us in December for a festive twist to this show.

Through a series of exciting demonstrations, your pupils will follow the journey of water from rainfall to our taps. Find out where it comes from, where it goes and why it is vital for supporting life.

EARLY YEARS

Presenter-led demonstrations and opportunities for your pupils to explore key subjects in an exciting, memorable and engaging way.

Bodyworks: The Vitals

NOV | JUN

DEC | JAN | APR

SEPT

P4 - P7

P4 - P7

P4 - P7

45 mins

45 mins

45 mins

Body Systems and Cells

Materials | Planet Earth | Technological Developments in Society

Processes of the planet

Fantastic Forces

Who Needs Science?

Destination Space

Discover Newton’s three laws of motion using balloons, bricks, rockets and a bed of nails as we investigate forces including gravity and friction.

Take part in our live science show, designed to inspire pupils as they discover the vital role of science in their everyday lives and future careers.

Join us as we follow the mission of Tim Peake, the first British ESA astronaut. From training, living and working on the International Space Station and then safely returning back to earth.

FEB | MAR

ON DEMAND FROM NOV

OCT

P4 - P7

P7

P4 - P7

45 mins

45 mins

45 mins

Forces

Planning for Choices and Changes | Technological Developments in Society

Energy Sources and Sustainability | Topical Science | Body Systems and Cells

Science and technology are the foundation of our modern lives. We are delighted to be able to work with schools to provide the very best curriculum offer in STEM to our children. Stephen Breslin CEO Glasgow Science Centre

SCIENCE SHOWS

LIVE SCIENCE SHOWS

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Working in small groups to solve a particular challenge, your pupils will be mentored and guided through a hands-on experience. Workshops encourage lateral thinking, innovation and inventiveness. Their hands-on nature, led by our specially trained science communicators, makes for memorable and effective learning.

Hands on DNA

Car-azy Construction

Pupils will extract and observe their own DNA using specialised lab equipment and take away their own DNA strand. Discover how your DNA traits make you unique.

Construct and race a battery powered car. Find out how we can reduce friction and how aerodynamic shapes improve performance in this exciting team building activity. For December – this workshop features Santa’s Sleigh challenge.

Discover the murky world of water science by exploring the processes used to treat dirty water. Get hands on and investigate using everyday materials to construct a filter that will provide us with clearer water.

FEB

DEC | JUN

SEPT

P4 - P6

P4 - P7

P4 - P7

45 mins

45 mins

45 mins

Inheritance

Forces | Electricity

Processes of the planet

Destination Space: Space School

Electric Detective

Join us as we recruit and train the next generation of space explorers. Packed with experiments, investigations and problem-solving activities linked to human space flight, young crew members will leave inspired.

Investigate electrical circuits and energy use to solve a case with Sherlock Ohms, the energy detective!

Excellent day out at Glasgow Science Centre. Staff were friendly and helpful. Organisation of everything was brilliant – reduced our stress levels!

P4 - P6

P4 - P7

45 mins

45 mins

Electricity | Planet Earth | Technological Developments in Society | People, Place and Environment

I N V O LV I N G Y O U N G PEOPLE IN THE E N E R G Y D E B AT E

Tulliallan Primary

OurFuture.Energy is an interactive website that engages 11-16 year olds in the energy debate. Visitors to the website will learn about, and form their own opinions on, the ‘energy trilemma’: security, accessibility and sustainability. Content is carefully considered for the audience, using everyday examples they can identify with, across a range of different interactive and engaging media, such as video and animation, games, debates and quizzes. The website also encourages young people to pursue an exciting and rewarding career in the energy sector by nurturing an interest in the core science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects. OurFuture.Energy is a valuable resource to accompany STEM and other subjects which look at environment, society, health and topics linked to the energy trilemma.

MAR | APR

OCT

Forces | Body Systems and Cells | Chemical Changes | Topical Science

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Waterworks

WORKSHOPS

SCIENCE WORKSHOPS

JOIN IN www.ourfuture.energy ourfuture.energy @_OFEnergy ourfuture.energy

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Every free, fun My World of Work Live! experience is about hands-on learning – building, making, designing – and makes the best use of the latest technology to engage and inspire.

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DIY Gamer

Sonic Electronics

Cracking Cryptography

Laser Cutting Workshop

Who Needs Science? Show

Program Lego Mindstorms robots to simulate driverless car technology. Find out what it’s like to be a Design Engineer as you use your problem solving skills to complete a series of challenges.

Program a handheld games console to display your own animation in this fun and easy introduction to programming. Where next - Computer Games Developer?

Try your hand as an Electronics Engineer with our user-friendly Little Bits kits. Take up the challenge to design and build a working data transmitter.

Try out your skills as a Forensic Computer Analyst by using programs to encrypt and decrypt messages. This activity is the perfect introduction to Cyber Security.

Work with graphics software to design your model and manufacture a prototype by cutting it out on the laser cutter.

A live show with spectacular demonstrations in science, technology, engineering and maths, designed to inspire pupils as they discover the vital role of science in their lives and future careers.

ON DEMAND

ON DEMAND

ON DEMAND

ON DEMAND

ON DEMAND

ON DEMAND FROM NOV

90 mins

75 mins

45 mins

90 mins

90 mins

45 mins

Horizons | Networks | Strengths

Horizons | Networks | Strengths

Horizons | Networks | Strengths

Strengths | Horizons | Networks

Strengths | Horizons | Networks

Horizons | Networks

Technological Developments in Society | Computing Science contexts for developing technological skills and knowledge | Planning for Choices and Changes

Technological Developments in Society | Computing Science contexts for developing Technological skills and knowledge | Planning for Choices and Changes

Electricity | Craft, design, engineering and graphics contexts for developing technological skills and knowledge | Planning for Choices and Changes

ICT to enhance learning | Computing science contexts for developing technological skills and knowledge | Planning for Choices and Changes

Computing science contexts for developing technological skills and knowledge | Craft, design, engineering and graphics contexts for developing technological skills and knowledge

Lego Renewables

DNA Extraction

My World of Work Time Machine

More About Me

Lego Mindstorms technology lets your pupils explore different forms of renewable energy, experiencing what it’s like to work as an Engineer in the renewable energy sector.

Pupils will extract and observe their own DNA using specialised lab equipment and find out how our DNA makes us unique.

Students will explore how technology will shape the jobs of the future. Using potential advances in ‘how we listen to music’ as a hook, they will use their imagination to consider the careers of the future.

Your pupils will learn about the range of jobs available in the STEM industries and take part in activities to explore their own strengths and suitability.

ON DEMAND

JAN

ON DEMAND

ON DEMAND

90 mins

90 mins

45 mins

45 mins

Horizons | Networks | Strengths

Strengths | Horizons | Networks

Self | Horizons | Networks

Self | Strengths | Horizons | Networks

Technological Developments in Society | Energy sources and sustainability | Planning for Choices and Changes

Inheritance | Planning for Choices and Changes

Technological Developments in Society | Planning for Choices and Changes | Topical Science

Topical Science | Planning for Choices and Changes

My World of Work Live! activities are free and offered subject to availability. If you wish to book My World of Work Live! activities only, and no other activities including the Science Mall, then please discuss this option with our bookings team.

Planning for Choices and Changes | Technological Developments in Society

MY WORLD OF WORK LIVE!

Skills Development Scotland’s My World of Work Live! is a set of interactive exhibits and activities designed to inspire young people’s interest in careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Mindstorms Driving Test

All of our My World of Work Live! programme is suitable for P7.

Self | Strengths | Horizons | Networks Career Management Skills are the skills that best enable people to plan and pursue life, learning and work opportunities. Skills Development Scotland aims to help young people identify and develop these skills to ensure they are successful career planners throughout their lives.

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Digital technologies mean that we can travel to the planets and stars, leaving Earth behind to zoom in on the rings of Saturn or distant galaxies.

Back to the Moon for Good

Space and Back Again

Fulldome film and live planetarium show

Fulldome film and live planetarium show

Fulldome film and live planetarium show

Live astronomer-led planetarium show

This is the story of the trillions of cells that form our bodies, from our beginnings as a single cell to the complexity of a whole body: it’s the story of who we are.

Are we alone? Is it possible to find life beyond Earth? Take a journey to find out in this Rupert Grint narrated 360° Planetarium film from the award-winning NSC Creative team.

Narrated by Tim Allen, this is a complete behind-thescenes feature on the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the largest incentivised prize in history.

Young pupils are invited to ‘stay up past your bedtime’ and explore a beautiful star-filled night. They’ll learn about the daily patterns of the sky before visiting the spectacular Sun and Moon up close.

ON DEMAND

ON DEMAND

ON DEMAND

ON DEMAND

P7

P4 - P7

P4 - P7

N1 - P1

45 mins

45 mins

45 mins

30 mins

Body Systems and Cells

Space | Topical Science

Space | Topical Science

Space

Into Space

Passport to the Planets

The Solar System and Beyond

Santa’s Starry Adventure

Live astronomer-led planetarium show

Live astronomer-led planetarium show

Live astronomer-led planetarium show

Live astronomer-led planetarium show

Your students will leave Earth and take a trip Into Space to answer some big questions: Why does the Moon change shape? Why do we have day and night? And what causes the seasons?

Leave the school bus and all aboard for our incredible tour of the solar system. Students get a spacecraft’s-eye view of other planets and explore the possibility of life beyond Earth.

View the universe in a new light as you voyage beyond the solar system, into the galaxy we call home. Discover what makes a planet a planet and join the search for Earth-like exoplanets orbiting distant stars.

Using the stars as our guide we will follow Santa around the world and into space as he delivers Christmas gifts. Help him find his way back to the North Pole using the North Star.

ON DEMAND

ON DEMAND

ON DEMAND

ON DEMAND IN DEC

P1 - P3

P4 - P6

P7

N1-P3

45 mins

45 mins

45 mins

30 mins

Space

Space | Topical Science

Space | Topical Science | Forces | Electricity and Waves

Space

PLANETARIUM

Unique in Scotland, our fulldome digital Planetarium gives students the opportunity to see Earth, the solar system, galaxies, and the universe itself in a different light.

Cell! Cell! Cell!

We are Aliens

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There’s a great repertoire of 45 minute educational films on offer at the Cineworld IMAX, operated by Cineworld in conjunction with Glasgow Science Centre. Pupils get fully immersed in shows on Scotland’s biggest screen, with wrap-around optics that fill your field of vision. Meticulous research and high quality production go into these professionally made films, ensuring an awe-inspiring and spectacular experience.

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Hidden Universe 3D

To the Arctic 3D

Under the Sea 3D

This is the most up to date 3D film that shows the depths of the Universe in stunning images and colours. For the first time see the farthest reaches of time and space and meet some of the astronomers that delivered these images.

In one of Earth’s harshest environments see the effect man is having and the resulting challenges facing its wildlife. Following the lives of Arctic polar bears this film will show you what it takes to survive in the wild.

Here you explore the wonders of the most exotic and isolated undersea locations on Earth. Your students will experience face-to-face encounters with some of the most mysterious creatures of the sea.

ON DEMAND

ON DEMAND

ON DEMAND

P7

P4 - P7

P4 - P7

45 mins

45 mins

45 mins

Space | Planet Earth | Vibrations and Waves | Planning for Choices and Changes

Planet Earth | Climate Change | Biodiversity and Interdependence

Planet Earth | Climate Change | Biodiversity and Interdependence

Born to be Wild 3D

A Beautiful Planet 3D

A truly inspiring and heartwarming film demonstrating how orphaned orang-utans and elephants are rescued, nurtured, and released back into the wild. Set in Borneo you will see the remarkable bond between humans and animals.

A Beautiful Planet is a breathtaking portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet as never seen before. It presents an awe-inspiring glimpse of Earth and a hopeful look into the future of humanity.

ON DEMAND

ON DEMAND

P4 - P7

P4 - P7

45 mins

45 mins

Planet Earth | Vibrations and Waves | Planning for Choices and Changes

Space | Planet Earth

TITLE IN CAPS IMAX

IMAX FILMS

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Events bringing experts from industry and academia together with young people. Pupils find it really valuable to ask someone who works in a particular sector about their specialism, their career path, their daily work routine and to explore their in-depth practical knowledge, so we are delighted to offer these special events across 2016 and 2017.

BENEFITS OF EXPERT EVENTS

World Space Week

Chemistry Week

Power Planet

Interact with practising researchers and industry professionals, and discover the latest advances in research with our Meet the Expert programme. Pupils have the opportunity to take part in fun, interactive activities delivered by experts during their Science Mall visit.

Celebrate World Space Week with our space themed activities! Fly through the solar system in our fulldome digital planetarium, explore the Space Zone - and meet Scottish space scientists whose research is unlocking the secrets of the Universe.

Join us for a celebration of the chemical sciences. You may be surprised at how much chemistry is already an essential part of your everyday life! If you’re feeling inspired, quiz our experts on where a career in chemistry might take you.

Meet researchers and industry professionals from the energy sector and take part in their exciting activities as you learn more about energy generation and use!

• Year-round guest experts: experts from a range of fields offer activities across a wide range of cutting-edge subjects frequently throughout the year • Special events: themed events feature a range of experts delivering exciting activities on a related STEM topic, such as the energy-themed Power Planet event • Drop-in activities: pupils can interact with experts in the Science Mall during their visit, and find out more about their work and career journey

World Space Week offers pupils the opportunity to talk face-to-face with research scientists and astronomers from Scottish Universities. Featuring displays of state-ofthe-art data and results from astronomy research, as well as hands-on drop-in activities, World Space Week will be hosted in Glasgow Science Centre’s newly refurbished space zone.

Chemistry Week is presented in partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry. Their nationwide team of Education Co-ordinators can recommend resources and services available for teachers to support the Scottish chemistry curriculum. Visit www.rsc.li/educationcoordinators to contact the Royal Society of Chemistry Education Co-ordinator for your area.

Come and explore our fascinating Powering the Future exhibition on Floor 2 to discover more about energy sources and their applications.

EXPERT EVENTS

EXPERT EVENTS

Investigate electrical circuits with our Electric Detective workshop (for P4 - P6 pupils). For more information see page 15. Experience a thrilling, interactive, presenter-led science show with Future Fuels which explores the wonders of powering transport! To find out more, see page 13.

4TH - 10TH OCT

19TH - 27TH NOV

26TH - 27TH APR

P1 - P7

P4 - P7

P4 - P7

DROP IN

DROP IN

DROP IN

Space | Topical Science

Topical Sciences | Planning for Choices and Changes

Energy Sources and Sustainability | People, Place and Environment | Topical Science

• Enthusiastic communicators: experts are often trained in science communication by GSC’s Inspire and Challenge training programme

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Remoteness or complexities involved in organising trips should not limit access to learning about science. Our On Tour team of trained and experienced science communicators can deliver high quality and engaging curriculum-aligned science programmes in your school. We travel the length of Scotland, literally from Shetland to Stranraer, and will tailor content to suit schools, parents’ evenings, community groups and fetes. We are grateful to GlaxoSmithKline for their support to ensure this service at a fixed and affordable price. This has also given us the opportunity to develop new materials, coming soon.

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BodyVision Exhibits

BodyVision 3D

Careering into Science

Disgusting Digestion

Participants will get hands-on with a range of engaging anatomy themed exhibits. They will address topics like cardiovascular fitness, body composition and the effects of lifestyle choices like smoking.

Let us show you a cinematic experience that will take your breath away. Our 3D journey through a virtual human body is a unique opportunity for learners to explore the unseen aspects of human anatomy and physiology.

Where could science take you? With memorable demonstrations, this inspiring show highlights how everyone can benefit by studying science, technology, engineering and maths.

The human body is an incredible machine. Be involved in Glasgow Science Centre’s most popular show to find out about how diet can make a difference to your body’s function and overall wellbeing.

ON DEMAND

ON DEMAND

ON DEMAND

ON DEMAND

P1 - P7

P6 - P7

P7

P4 - P7

45 mins

50 mins

45 mins

45 mins

Body Systems and Cells

Body Systems and Cells

Planning for Choices and Changes | Topical Science | Technological Developments in Society

Body Systems and Cells

FitLab Exhibits

Go Oxygen Go!

Journey Through My Body

Benefits of On Tour

Your pupils can explore their endurance, power, agility, speed and coordination through a range of zoned exhibits. They will be invited to become scientist and subject in a personalised investigation designed to test their limits.

On your marks, get set, go and investigate our very busy bodies. This show will have the whole class getting active while learning about oxygen’s role in a healthy body!

Follow your food’s journey through the amazing body. Find out where and how food travels through the body and the importance of diet and making healthy choices.

BodyWorks On Tour brings the best of Glasgow Science Centre direct to your school with some added benefits:

ON DEMAND

ON DEMAND

ON DEMAND

P1 - P7

P1 - P3

P1 - P3

45 mins

35 mins

35 mins

Body Systems and Cells | Health and Well Being (Physical Education/ Physical Activity and Sport)

Body Systems and Cells

Body Systems and Cells | Health and Well Being (Food and Nutrition)

Great value – the same low price, no matter where you are in Scotland.

A tailored programme – with minimum disruption to your routine.

Available year round – a great addition to Health and Science weeks.

BODYWORKS ON TOUR

BODYWORKS ON TOUR

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Glasgow Science Centre works in partnership with a number of organisations. This approach allows us to bring you current best practice and broadens the scope of what is available to your students.

The Royal Society of Chemistry is the UK and Ireland’s professional body for the chemical sciences community. Our team of Education Co-ordinators can recommend our best resource services available for supporting teaching through our tailored Learn Chemistry Scotland newsletter or by visiting your school or cluster meetings.

rsc.li/lcp

Skills Development Scotland’s My World of Work Live! brings STEM out of the classroom and into real life, helping young people and teachers understand the breadth of opportunity STEM careers have to offer. These activities are free as an add-on to GSC £4 Science Mall schools admission – too good to miss!

myworldofwork.co.uk

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GlaxoSmithKline supports our On Tour programme, making it possible for us to visit schools and communities right across Scotland. This support means that every year around 80,000 people across Scotland take part in local schools or community based science learning activities.

gsk.com

CoderDojo Scotland is a coding club where young people learn how to build their own apps, games, websites and more. It makes learning to code a fun and social experience. Visit the website below for contact details, resources and to discover more about how to include and encourage coding in your education programming.

coderdojoscotland.org

Glasgow City of Science is a network including Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Life, universities, colleges, research pools and local industry. Our role is to promote STEAMMS taking place in Glasgow and the West of Scotland and the relevance of these subjects to a thriving economy and better lives. glasgowcityofscience.org

The Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) is an environmental project which aims to connect children and adults with the natural environment. We give everybody the chance to explore nature through our citizen science surveys, which investigate the health of the UK environment.

opalexplorenature.org

Visit Whitelee Windfarm, Europe’s largest onshore windfarm to find out more about renewable energy.

PARTNERS

EDUCATION PARTNERS

The Visitor Centre is managed and operated by Glasgow Science Centre and the education programme delivers the same quality of CfE linked activities.

whiteleewindfarm.com

Glasgow Science Centre and Scottish Water have worked together to create an exciting three year programme that will offer your pupils the opportunity to participate in a hands on, interactive Science Show and Workshop during their visit.

scottishwater.co.uk

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We have a great range of helpful materials and events specifically for teachers. Twilight Science lets you see the venue and meet the people who deliver the overall education service. We also have great, free resources on our website and a programme of teacher CPD. These are just some of the things we offer as we strive to deliver our mission to engage people with science.

KEEP LEARNING

ONLINE RESOURCES

TEACHERS VISIT FREE

Keeping up-to-date with new learning techniques and finding relevant materials can be time consuming but Glasgow Science Centre teaching resources are here to make it easier for you.

A wealth of worksheets, investigations and interdisciplinary activities are yours for free when you visit the learning resources section of our website. These cover topics in biological systems, planet Earth, materials and more. All activities are set out clearly with links and the appropriate educational level.

Be our guest free of charge, before your pupils visit and explore what’s on offer at a time that suits you. Free teacher visits must be pre-booked at least 24 hours in advance and ID is required on the day of visit. The purpose of free teacher visits is to let you experience Glasgow Science Centre so you can consider an educational visit for your students.

• A preview visit will allow you to explore the centre and feel fully prepared. • Find out if you qualify for funding support for your visit. • Benefit from a highly regarded CPD session to stay up-to-date with learning techniques. • Gain free access to carefully created and relevant resources. • Discover how either a trip to the centre or an On Tour visit can enhance your current topic. • Chat with our science communicators to gain insight into what a trip could involve.

All resources have been developed to match the Curriculum for Excellence. The materials stand alone, can be used prior to a visit or to extend the experience in the classroom.

You can use this time to explore the areas of the centre relevant to your current subject or create pre-visit activities to enhance your pupils’ time in the centre. A fair use policy will be applied.

www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/ teacher-resources

TWILIGHT SCIENCE 21ST SEPTEMBER 2016 Meet Glasgow Science Centre’s education team, experience our shows and find out about the fabulous planetarium. Learn about our CfE and National linked education programme in house and On Tour and discover our latest teacher resources online. During these sessions you can also hear more about grants and school visit funding. Twilight science also helps you gain useful CPD. To find out more, chat to someone from our executive team. All this plus tea and cake! Attending the Scottish Learning Festival? Free all day parking at GSC if you are www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/ whats-on/coming-soon

MORE FOR TEACHERS

MORE FOR TEACHERS

www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/ education

CPD Glasgow Science Centre has brought together its wealth of knowledge to create a tailored CPD for engaged learning. You can select our CPD programme to be delivered in your school. This covers Glasgow Science Centre’s ‘Inspire & Challenge’ approach to engaging young minds with science topics. Using our BodyWorks materials as a foundation we will cover modern learning techniques for the classroom and provide open-source resources and activities to use straight away.

www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/ on-tour/bodyworks-on-tour-cpd

*parking ticket validation at the end of Twilight Science event

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You’ll find a dedicated education booking team available to you at Glasgow Science Centre. Our advisors can help with a booking, make it easy to select your programme, guide you regarding grant eligibility and confirm all the details of your booking.

EXTRA INFORMATION

OPENING HOURS

BE SOCIAL

Whether you choose to make a day of it and come to see us or opt for a visit from our On Tour team you are assured of some fundamental benefits and guaranteed standards.

Normal opening hours 7 days a week 10am-5pm

You can get all the latest information about Glasgow Science Centre by following us on social media.

• All education activities are carefully designed to link with and support Curriculum for Excellence. • We take safety seriously - all activities are riskassessed. • Easy logistics - free coach parking and a short walk if you come to us, and we simply turn up on your door step when we come to you.

The centre is closed Dec 25th, Dec 26th and Jan 1st. Our education programme runs from 10am 2pm on weekdays and many of our activities are available to book on demand through our education booking team. The Taste Café is open over lunch.

You can also let us know what you thought about your visit by leaving us a message on twitter or facebook. @glasgowsciencecentre @gsc1 @glasgowsciencecentre

www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/ plan-your-visit/opening-hours

WHAT WILL IT COST?

HOW TO BOOK

• Fantastic science communicators - trained to inspire everyone with the wonders of science.

Science Mall + 1 activity £4.00 per student

Call our booking team for enquiries and to book your experience. Our booking line is now open 7 days a week from 9am-5pm.

• Experience of working with school groups - selfcontained kit and fast and effective set up if we visit you.

On Tour visit £200 + VAT for a half day visit £300 + VAT for a full day visit

• Space to congregate, storage areas, arrangements for lunch as a group when you come to see us; all designed to make the visit easier for you.

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Winter/Spring Wed-Fri 10am-3pm Sat-Sun 10am-5pm

GET INVOLVED

GET INVOLVED

Science Mall + 2 activities £6.00 per student

Capacity constraints mean that some workshop activities will have limited availability – please contact the booking team to check if an activity will be suitable for your number of pupils.

You can book visits to Glasgow Science Centre and On Tour visits to your school via the number below. For more information on school visits please check our education section on the website. 0141 420 5003 contact.centre@glasgowsciencecentre.org www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/ school-visit/how-to-book

www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/ school-visit/how-to-book

Need help with costs? Call us as we may be able to help. Terms and conditions apply.

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Glasgow Science Centre is an independent Scottish Charity SC030809.

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