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CERN, Geneva

CERN

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CERN

There’s nothing quite like seeing physics in action to spark your students’ interest in science. The world’s largest particle physics research laboratory will do just that, taking your students on a journey into science. Home to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), at CERN your students will learn about this gigantic scientific instrument. Guided tours: Your group’s tour of CERN will follow a variety of themes (depending on the day) including ‘Detecting Particles’, ‘Discovering Antimatter’ or ‘The Accelerators of the Future’ and comprises ann More Key introduction, a short film and a visit to one of the experiments and/or to an accelerator located Science at the surface. All tours are guided by staff members involved with CERN. Exhibitions: Groups can choose between two multimedia exhibitions -

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Universe of Particles - a fascinating look at the world of particles from the Big Bang to the present nt day. Microcosm - students will explore the mysteries of the universe and discover www.nst.ie/science-in-geneva the massive apparatus used by scientists. Visit our website for more details of visits and sample itineraries for Science Tours to CERN, Geneva.

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London

Centre of the Cell

ers This exciting destination off explore students the opportunity to at a a range of science themes and number of intriguing visits also hands-on workshops, whilst ce. enjoying a big city experien erary to We’ll tailor-make your itin rning suit your group’s specific lea best requirements, to include the at value visits and attractions at gre for money.

Key Science Visits in LONDON

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The Science Museum

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Centre of the Cell

The Enigma Project - New & exclusive to NST

Thorpe Park Workshops

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London (Cont.) Our Top Recommended Science Visits in LONDON Forensic Science Lectures Challenge your students to use scientific analysis and lateral thinking at a range of fascinating handson forensic science lectures, which can be tailored to suit your group’s specific requirements. Lectures available: Forensic Psychology, Forensic Science Careers, Forensic Ecology, Forensic Entomology, Ballistics and many more... Half and full day visit options are available which include a hands-on forensic science lecture of your choice, and depending on your requirements, could include a tour of the University College London campus and a visit to a science-related museum such as the Wellcome Collection, the Hunterian Museum, the Grant Museum of Zoology or the Petrie Museum of Archaeology (subject to availability).

L’Oreal Young Scientist Centre – at The Royal Institution Devoted to science education and research, The Royal Institution will give your students the opportunity to explore the world-changing science that’s taken place since 1799. Aiming to promote curiosity and investigation-led learning, this modern laboratory offers advanced technology, use of equipment not used at school level and experiments outside of the normal school remit. The centre has a fascinating range of full and half day workshops including: Make and Test your own Shampoo (9–12 yrs): Students perform their own experiments with the help of some ionic chemistry to make several versions of their own shampoo and to see how they perform in tests against commercial products. Extract your own DNA (10-13 yrs): Students will learn about the DNA molecule and extract their own DNA which they can make into a necklace to take away. High Velocity Eggsporter (14-18 yrs): Build and crash test a vehicle on a specially designed rig then analyse the results using high speed photography - learn about forces in a very practical way! Forensics Workshop (14-18 yrs): Your students will experience what it would be like to work in a forensics laboratory by investigating a fictional crime scene scenario. A great introduction to genetics and forensic analysis with the opportunity to use modern molecular biological techniques to test DNA samples. Bacterial Evolution (14–18 yrs): Students step into the role of a clinical bacteriologist and use research-grade laboratory equipment to investigate DNA samples from new outbreaks of bacterial disease, comparing them to reference samples. A Question of Taste (16-18 yrs): In this genetics workshop, students will extract and test their own DNA using modern techniques and equipment normally only found in research laboratories to compare their phenotype with their genotype.

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Paris & Loire Valley

Futuroscope

is offers The cosmopolitan city of Par ite your a range of visits that will ign world of students’ curiosity about the wledge science. With our expert kno erary for of Paris, we’ll create an itin e range your group that covers a wid bine this of learning outcomes. Com re Valley with Futuroscope in the Loi ique and you will have a truly un Science tour for your group.

Key Science Visits in PARIS

Futuroscope - LOIRE VALLEY

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A theme park that’s been designed with fun and education in mind - and it’s one of France’s most visited attractions. Packed with content, the park offers a wealth of ideas so you can develop your educational projects around your visit. Attractions include: Dance with Robots, Journey to the Heart of Living Matter and The Earth in our Hands, The Energy Gardens and Cosmic Collisions.

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Cité des Sciences (The Science City) Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace

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Palais de la Découverte

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Musée National d’Histoire Naturelle

(The Palace of Discovery)

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Edinburgh & Glasgow

Experience everything this land of fire and ice has to offer, from dramatic volcanic lunar landscapes and glaciers, to hot springs and spouting geysers!

Science students have a variety of visits to keep their interest from Our Dynamic Earth to Glasgow’s intriguing Science Centre.

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Iceland

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