Mad Science can enhance your science lessons (or science week) with inquiry-based workshops that meet the UK primary science curriculum. A Mad Science workshop is a convenient way to offer pupils a hands-on science experience without leaving the school. With professional lesson plans, unique equipment as well as animated and specialist science practitioners, Mad Science workshops offer children a truly engaging learning experience. Mad Science’s in-class interactive workshops are aligned to STEM objectives and are curriculum correlated and they are also:
Alongside our diverse offering of inschool workshops we have developed 3 topics on the theme of inventions and discovery:
Edison, Faraday and Tesla, all names synonymous with the discovery of electricity Super cool and exciting experiments using electricity.
HUMAN BUILDING BLOCKS
We look at what makes 'us' on a microscopic level. Kids will do some DNA extraction from a fruit, investigate micro-organisms, and take bacteria sample to grown in your very own lab!
We are not certain who to thank for inventing these, but they are not only a lot of fun, they also teach kids loads about mechanics, motion, energy...... In this workshop kids get hands on and become junior ENGINEERS when they design and construct their own catapult.
Carefully correlated to the EFYS curriculum, all of our pre-school workshops aim to deliver an understanding of the world around us, through practical and stimulating experiments and classes. The classes also offer cross curriculum learning, with numeracy and vocabulary being particularly obvious.
If you would like to discuss your requirements or to customise your science workshops, please contact us on or Email Us!
Our hands-on approach, and focus on science and engineering practices teaches kids about the fun of science and helps to spark their imaginations!
As part of Science Week, the Ratcliffe College Junior School enjoyed a visit from the Mad Scientists who held an energetic assembly followed by a series of classroom workshops. The classrooms were filled with mysterious clouds, experiments with collapsing coke cans and some children enjoyed a ride on a leaf blower powered hovercraft. A day that sparked much enthusiasm and questions from pupils and staff alike! Mr Lloyd, Headmaster, reported that he had “never witnessed such excitement generated by scientific experiments and exploration of all kinds – learning at its very best! Well done to all those involved. Article from Syston Town News, May 2012
We all had a fantastic day today at Taylor School! Bob and Richard were great!! Positive response from staff and student- workshops and stage show were fantastic!!Today was a breeze. Just the rest of the week to go!! Thanks again and please pass on to your colleagues Ranjit Sangoo, Talor Road, Leicestershire
Mad Science really raised the profile of Science within the school in a fun and engaging way. Amelia Smith, Braunstone Frith Infant School, Leices
We just wanted to say a huge thank you on behalf of the staff and students here at Ashmount School, Loughborough. The Mad Science workshops were a great success and enjoyed by all! Highly recommended!! - Claire Evans, Ashmount School, Loughborough
Just to say the Mad Science day went really well at Sutherland House on Thursday and Lynda was excellent - really taking on board the needs of our pupils. We will be in touch soon to book her again! Thanks!Suzanne Farrell, Sutherland House School, Nottingham
Just wanted to send you a quick e-mail to thank you so much for today. There was such amazing feedback from the other staff and most importantly the children, that they went home 'buzzing'! As I said to you earlier, I shall send on the article when and if it gets printed in the paper. I would very much like to fill in an evaluation form about today, so look forward to receiving it.I think it is a fabulous service you provide, and if it is ok with you, we are going to e-mail the other schools in the cluster to recommend it. Thanks once again and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best wishes, Jenny Tcherniak, The Bliss Charity School, Northampton
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and 'lightening', on behalf of all the children and staff at Borrow Wood infant and nursey school for the wonderful day you provided us with on materials and forces. Normally we invite a story tent or theatre group to start our book week off but you certainly got the childrens thirst for language bubbling today. We can't wait to see you again on the 4th May. Best wishes Rachel Townsend, Borrow Wood Infant School, Derby
I just wanted to write to thank everyone at Mad science who helped to make 3 very successful days at Millway Primary School. The assembly and workshops were really exciting and stimulating the children'sinterest and enjoyment in science. The assembly with Tim was a wonderful way to kick start science week. (I tried to pop into a very to get a sneaky peek!) I have nothing but wonderful feedback from staff and pupils about the activities they did and the things they learnt. It was great to meet your borther who came to see how everything was going, great as we were a first time school with you. I hope that we can organise similar events with you in the future. An extra thanks to you for all the organisation and correspondance with me. Many thanks Carla Jones, Millway Primary School, Northampton
I just wanted to pass on a huge 'thank you' on behalf of our staff and year 1 children. The children enjoyed every minute of the assembly and workshops today. They have learned lots and are all excited and motivated by our new topic. Helen Flowers, Southwark Primary School, Nottinghamshire
This is just to say a big thank you from the staff and pupils at Heath Primary School for a brilliant day. The children really enjoyed the day and have learnt a lot in a fun way. We will certainly invite you into our school again. Thanks once more.Margaret Roberts, Heath Primary School, Nottinghamshire
Afterwards the children were able to articulate what they had learnt. During the workshop they were very keen to join in and answer questions. Both workshops enhanced our teaching of electricity and forces. Greenholme School, Nottingham
Thank you for arranging the Mad Science Shows and Mad Science Workshops for our children. They learnt a great deal and we managed to raise just over £900 in total for charity. The slime workshops were fantastic. A photograph of two boys playing with slime was featured in last Saturday's Leicester Mercury!
I did not get a chance to see 'Electric Emma' and 'Mad Mike' before they left. They were great.
A big thank you to the two Mad Scientist who visited our school. It has made all the difference to our fundraising. Uplands Junior School, Leicester
Please pass on our thanks to your team who came to St Mary & St John, North Luffenham last week. They were all lovely with the children who had a fantastic time! We have had lots of lovely feedback from children and parents. The content was great - just built nicely on stuff we have done in curriculum time. Hope to see you again, Thanks.North Luffenham, Leicestershire
Thank you for the Mad Science workshops the children absolutley loved them! They did nothing but talk about them all day! I've been in touch with a colleague of yours and arranged an assembly for next half-term in view of another club to start in September. We look forward to continue working with you to provide our children with these fantastic experiences. Next years topics sound great! Wirksworth Infant School, Derbyshire