Schools

Schools

We want the Exeter Science Centre to be an invaluable resource for schools, to help supplement the curriculum, raise aspirations and boost enthusiasm for STEMM (science, tech, engineering, maths and medicine).

To help us demonstrate that there is demand for a science centre in Exeter, please pledge your support for the project – we’ll list our pledged schools here on the website soon.

We’re offering various activities for schools, including STEMM research-inspired workshops and special events. You can view our current and upcoming events below, and sign up to our termly newsletter and follow us on social media to keep updated. If there’s anything in particular that you’d like us to offer, please get in touch!

Schools: Current / Upcoming Events and Opportunities

Using light to detect cancer

In this 1-lesson, hands-on workshop, we explain how physicists at the University of Exeter are detecting oesophageal cancer, in their research funded by Cancer Research UK.

We explore simple harmonic oscillators, travelling waves, sound waves in solids, and electromagnetism. Most suitable for KS5.

If you’d like to take part, please register your interest!

ESC Live Events (last updated 10-05-21)

In this project funded by the IET & IMechE, we’re visiting energy generation facilities and meeting engineers from across the South West, and live streaming the events to local schools!

The resources from past events can be found here via our Learning Resources page, and we’re currently taking bookings for upcoming events in June/July 2021 on:
– geothermal energy (Cornwall – KS4/KS5),
– wind power (North Cornwall / North Devon – KS3),
– solar power (Plymouth – KS2),
– ground source heat pumps (Cornwall – KS3/KS4/KS5).

Availability for each event is limited, and we’re prioritising disadvantaged schools in close proximity to each location/facility. Dates/times to be confirmed depending on the schools’ availability, and there is no cost to the school to take part. If you’d like your school to take part, register your interest and we’ll get back to you!


COVID-19 Vaccine: Ask the Experts

We’re producing a special set of YouTube videos where the experts answer questions from school students. Thanks to all the students and schools that have sent in their questions. We’ll try to answer as many as we can, but we have a had a lot of questions so might have to choose the most frequently-asked questions. We’ll make the videos available as we produce them, so keep checking back in to our website!

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