Workshops

Rocks and fossils
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Rocks and Fossils

Rocks and Fossils Where do rocks come from? How are rocks classified? What are fossils and where are they found? In answering these questions your learners can also find out about sand, soils, minerals and shells and get a perception of a planet…
Science in the workplace
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Science in the workplace: Behind the scenes

Science in the workplace: Behind the scenes Find out about real science in the workplace! See how science is integral to museums from storage to object preservation and cleaning. Pupils will have a full tour of our climate-controlled store,…
Theory of evolution
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Theory of evolution: Using bone measurements

Theory of evolution: Using bone measurements Provide your students with a measurable means of evaluating the theory of evolution by measuring skulls to illustrate man’s development and compare human development to that of our animal counterparts.…
From rock to pot
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From Rock to Pot

From Rock to Pot Discover how the mill process chalk and flint. What can be use rocks for? Students will study how processed minerals and rocks were used in the pottery industry by examining our collections of rocks, minerals and Burmantofts…
How to make coal tar soap
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How to make coal tar soap

How to make coal tar soap How do you make soap out of something black? Students will explore the use of fractional distillation by using a micro-still to produce coal tar, before using the coal tar to make their own bar of soap.
Murder mystery
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Abbey House Murder Mystery

Abbey House Murder Mystery Mr Sellit has been found dead in our Victorian Streets, covered in clues. Working with a Victorian detective, can your pupils use thinking skills to solve the clues and crack the case? This workshop can be adapted…