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The Science of Dragons Show

Join Scientific Sue's quest to capture and train dragons, exploring flight, fire types, and engineering wonders in an innovative show!

The Science of Dragons Show

Join Sue as she explores the thrilling world of young Vikings and dragons, unravelling the mysteries of dragon flight and fire. Discover the secrets of various 'fire types' such as steam, ice fog, explosive gases, burning rocks, flammable gases, and mesmerizing smoke and flames.

Is Cressida Cowell, the author of How to Train a Dragon, a scientific genius or a masterful storyteller? This show aims to uncover the truth. Sue's interactive quest calls upon brave volunteers to assist her, making the experience immersive and unforgettable. Celebrate the diverse dragon species, including Norbert, the fire-breathing dragon, and Jessica, the icy fog-breathing dragon, as they introduce their newest family member, Stormfly. However, a challenge looms – baby Stormfly struggles to take flight.

Can the scientific breakthroughs demonstrated in the show help Stormfly soar through the skies? "The Science of Dragons" is an explosive, educational journey that blends storytelling with scientific exploration, leaving audiences spellbound and inspired. Perfect for schools, libraries, and community events, this show promises to be a memorable experience that ignites curiosity and a love for science in young minds. Don’t miss out on this unique blend of fantasy and education – book now and let the adventure begin!

Capacity 300

Cost All cost are found on our website. Shows performed outside of Northern Ireland will incur extra travel costs.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve attainment and progress 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

    • Chemistry
    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Physics
    • Chemical engineering
    • Design, art and fashion
    • Energy and environment
    • Entertainment, sound and lighting
    • General engineering
    • Materials, products and manufacturing

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

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.

  • Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.

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