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The X-tra Factor

Discover 6 women in STEM who have done incredible things. From space to maths to music, in an engaging and interactive experience for all!

The X-tra Factor

Join us on a journey introducing 6 amazing women in STEM who are mostly unheard of despite their achievements. Engineers, inventors, volcanologists, and more!

Discover what ground-breaking work they did and meet the modern-day equivalents they inspired along the way. From light, gravity, and volcanoes, to musical moments and crazy paper chains, this presentation has lots of demonstrations and audience interaction to engage all types of audiences.


Minimum of 25 participants, maximum of 1,000 participants. You can involve as many students as you can fit safely into your venue.


Prices for Science Made Simple shows start at just £625 + VAT for up to 3 performances. Please see our website for the latest information on prices.

Dates and Location

We have availability any day of the week and can travel anywhere in the UK.


This show is 50 to 60 minutes, to fit into your school timetable. You can book up to three shows in a day.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects

  • Learning what the engineering workplace is like

  • Develop engineering employability skills

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

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


  • Animals including humans
  • Materials
  • Rocks
  • Light
  • Sound
  • Electricity
  • Earth and space
  • Forces
  • States of matter

Working scientifically

Whichever curriculum your school follows, pupils should have the opportunity to carry out practical investigations in science that help them to develop their scientific skills. This experience builds the following enquiry skills:

  • Asking questions
  • Making predictions
  • Setting up tests
  • Observing and measuring
  • Interpreting and communicating results
  • Evaluating

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:

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

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

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

  • Staying positive - the ability to use tactics to overcome setbacks and achieve goals.

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

  • Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.

Good for a career in...

  • Design
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Music
  • Space
  • Rail and road transport
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