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K-12 Science 2 Schools Traveling Science Programs: The Royal Bank Science Circus

Program Title:
The Royal Bank Science Circus
Location:
Glasgow Science Centre Glasgow, West of Scotland, United Kingdom
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Geographical Area:
West of Scotland
General Description:
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...by the Glasgow Science Center, with support from the 4 West of Scotland Universities: Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow University, Paisley University and Strathclyde University.

The Royal Bank Science Circus is a lively, fun and interactive Glasgow Science Centre outreach activity that travels to primary and secondary schools and community centres in the West of Scotland. Students from the four West of Scotland universities help to deliver the programme, which consists of 5 themed activities comprising spectacular science shows coupled with interactive tabletop exhibits that are sure to 'fire your imagination!'

The science shows allow pupils and teachers unique access to amazing demonstrations and equipment that are not readily available in schools. See a 'mock' hand being frozen right before your eyes - so cold that you can snap off the fingers! Experience the rumbles of thunder and the bright flashes of lightning in your classroom! Are you brave enough to try the deadly dangerous bed of nails?!

We have 5 different sets of exhibits. (Electricity, Forces, Life, Sound & Light, Technology.) Each set consists of 10 robust 'interactives', which lead the user into open-ended activities designed to develop science skills and the understanding of important science concepts.
Area of Science:
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All areas.
Target Grade Levels:
P4 to S2. (Aged 8 to 14)
Target Group Size:
Ideally one class per 45 minute show or exhibit session. We would normally see 4 classes per day, running show and exhibit sessions concurrently. However, we can see more pupils with larger group numbers.
Cost:
Contact Jo Beswick for further information.

The information contained in this page is accurate as of March, 2003.