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The XX 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 XX 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.

Capacity

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

Cost

Prices for science made simple shows start at just £575 +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.

Duration

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

Subjects and topics

    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Computing
    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Maths
    • Physics
    • Chemical engineering
    • Design, art and fashion
    • Electronics, robotics and programming
    • Energy and environment
    • Materials, products and manufacturing
    • Space and aerospace engineering
    • Structures, construction and civil 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:

  • A stable careers programme
  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces
  • 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:

  • 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.

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STEM Ambassadors

STEM Ambassadors from a wide range of STEM-related jobs to help bring subjects to life.

  • Ages 11 to 21
  • In-school
  • Full day
  • Free
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Engineering for life – from cradle to grave

An interactive show exploring how engineering can let us see inside ourselves, make our lives safer, and push the boundaries of science!

  • Ages 11 to 16
  • In-school
  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Cost applies
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Skills Miner Aerospace

4 levels built in Minecraft to introduce 12 to 14 year olds to new and future technologies, and the skills required for rewarding careers in aerospace engineering.

  • Ages 11 to 14
  • Online
  • Flexible project work
  • Free

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