PRIMARY SESSIONS

Below you’ll find the sessions suitable for primary school students during Science Week 2021 with Sheffield Hallam University

Bookings for Science Week 2021 with Sheffield Hallam University are now closed.

Thank you to everyone who has enquired or made bookings this year.

If you have missed out on making a booking or, would like to see a session again, many of the talks and activities will be recorded and made available to request in the coming weeks. For more information, see our RECORDED SESSIONS page.

Exploring the Solar System

Age: Y3-Y6

Date/Time: Flexible

Location: Virtual

During the last 50 years we have explored our solar system using telescopes and spacecraft. We have landed on and orbited many planets, moons, asteroids and comets. In this talk pupils will discover the latest advances in space exploration, including this year’s spacecraft missions and the search for evidence of life outside our planet. How will these adventures change our view of Earth’s neighbours and what are the chances of other life forms being found on one of these bodies? 

Why do some creatures NOT become fossils?

Age: Y3-Y6

Date/Time: Flexible

Location: Virtual

Pupils decide what is and what it not a fossil in a displayed tray of 10 items. After looking at a fossiliferous limestone, we ask what might have lived at that time which did NOT get fossilised, and then replicate a rough sea smashing up a range of seashells in a plastic pot.

Please note: This session is available for school bookings only

Super Scientists

Age: Y1-Y6

Date/Time: Friday 12th March, 11:00-11:30

Location: Virtual

Bookings: Eventbrite

Join the Community Engagement team for 2 simple but super fun live science experiments and take part at home! If you would like to do the experiments with us, you will need:

Pencil Puncture: A medium sized plastic freezer food bag, 3 sharp pencils, A jug of cold water, Food colouring (this is optional), A large bowl or access to a sink.

Raincloud in a Jar: Shaving foam (not the gel type), food colouring, large plastic or glass jar/cup, one or two cups of water.

You will also require the Super Scientists Workbook, which you can download below.

You are also very welcome to just join us to watch!

Please note: Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.

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