School trip to the Museum of Science and Industry
They offer a programme of interactive shows, workshops and other learning activities from Early Years through to Key Stages 1–3.
Some of the schools programmes that they have available for your visit
CIRCUIT CITY – SCHOOLS
Lively, upbeat and humorous with lots of surprises—this show uses audience participation to communicate the key principles of electricity, while challenging the children to make their own discoveries.
Follow an electric current in 1893 from Dickinson Street Power Station to Manchester Town Hall, as the city is powered by electricity for the first time.
With the help of the children, we test a different scientific principle or electrical device at every stage of the journey. But not just any devices—we’ll be using some of history’s most bizarre electrical creations.
CREATIVE SCIENCE: SEEING SOUNDS
A sharp, interactive science show introduces students to the key principles of sound waves using a Rubens Tube – a dramatic fiery visualization of sound.
Armed with this knowledge, students begin their task: to mix pieces of music to create the most amazing results in the Rubens Tube.
Finally, students will present their creations to the rest of the class, making and explaining predictions using accurate scientific vocabulary.
Our expert panel of science-music judges (the teachers!) will then vote for their favourite.
Creative Science: Seeing Sounds blends science with music, art with English, and reflects the professional environment in a more realistic and connected way.
It creates a unique platform to experience STEM subjects: removing pressure and limits, promoting independent learning, and exploring the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
CREATIVE SCIENCE: MATERIALS AND DESIGN
They will zoom down on two key parts of the process—prototype design and material science.
Students will take part in material science experiments, exploring the uses and implications of science, today and in the future.
They’ll examine amazing magnified ‘wonder materials’, from aluminium foam to bamboo, before unleashing their creativity, designing new applications and products for these materials.
They’ll pitch their product to the investors (that’s you, the teacher!), before experiencing a peer review, pushing their ideas, vocabulary and curiosity further.
Creative Science: Materials and Design creates a platform to experience STEM subjects in a different way by removing pressure and limits, promoting independent learning, and widening perspectives on careers. We’ll mash up science with art, design technology and English to reflect the professional environment in a more realistic way.