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Who wants to be a superhero?

An energetic and interactive careers-driven show introducing engineers and scientists who turn superhero powers into real-life wonders.

Who wants to be a superhero?

Just what exactly do engineers and scientists do? How do planes fly? How can we see through the dust in space? How do engineers make playgrounds safer to play in? How are they saving lives, and the planet?

Meet 6 real-life young engineers and scientists working in Wales. Each one has made a 60-second video about their job and what they enjoy most about it. These are interspersed with discussion from a live presenter and interactive demonstrations involving volunteers from the audience.

This is a careers-driven show introducing all students aged 7-13 to the wide range of careers available in engineering and science, and to show them that engineers and scientists are people just like them! The show also covers gravity, forces, energy, light, space, the environment, and materials.

Our experienced presenters can adapt to suit your audience's needs.

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 £590+VAT for up to 3 performances. 

Dates and Location

You can involve as many students as you can fit safely into your venue. We have availability any day of the week and can travel anywhere in the UK or internationally.

Duration

Shows are 50 to 60 minutes, to fit into your school timetable. You can book up to 3 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

Topics

  • Animals including humans
  • Materials
  • Light
  • Electricity
  • Earth and space
  • Forces

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...

  • Aircraft
  • Computing
  • Construction
  • Design
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Entertainment
  • Medicine
  • Space
  • Sport
  • Transport
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