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Science of the Future

Demonstrations of science so strange you’ll find it hard to believe they’re real!

Science of the Future

This show explores many aspects of how the world will look in the future – from lasers and spaceships to cyborgs and super-materials, you’ll see how science-fiction is becoming science-fact!

During the show, we’ll connect up a sound system using only people, use an invisible torch to see in the dark, control electromagnetic fields with our hands and you’ll see a live demonstration of an object disappearing while you watch.

We’ll also look at the future technologies like wireless power and cloaking devices that are actually being worked on by scientists and demonstrate the ideas in use!

Capacity

Minimum of 9 participants, maximum of 220 participants.

Cost

Shows cost £365 for a half-day (up to two shows) or £550 for a full day (up to four shows).

Duration

Approximately one hour, adjustable on request. One session.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers

  • Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering

Subjects and topics

    • Biology
    • Engineering
    • Physics
    • Biotechnology
    • Electronics/Robotics/Programming
    • General Engineering
    • Humanitarian Aid
    • Medicine/Healthcare
    • Space/Aerospace Engineering

Gatsby benchmarks

The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with further and higher education

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Aiming High - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.

  • Problem Solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.

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Network Rail STEM Lab

Interact with our employees and engage in a range of STEM-related activities linked to the rail industry.

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Offsite - Milton Keynes
  • Full day
  • Free

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