Workshops

To learn more or book any of these workshops, please contact Ms Erin McNeill, Physics Outreach Officer, at e.mcneill@leeds.ac.uk

Connect Physics

A series of three workshops that encourage students to think of the bigger picture through connecting different ideas, such as topics from KS3 science, the latest physics research or their everyday lives.

They are able to find out about careers that are available after studying physics and they are given a chance to develop their skills using the scientific method and the peer-review process by tackling an open-ended problem with no given solution.

Learn more at https://www.stem.leeds.ac.uk/physics/connectphysics/

Suitable for KS3 pupils. Up to 30 pupils per session. Three sessions delivered in series over the academic year.

Tactile Universe

Two one-hour workshops using 3D printed tactile images of galaxies for blind and visually impaired students for inclusion in mainstream classes.  Learn more at https://www.stem.leeds.ac.uk/physics/tactileuniverse/.

Suitable for KS2 to KS5 pupils. Up to 30 pupils per session.

A HOLOtta Fun with Star Clusters

Using 3D holograms we tell the story of star formation, with students able to watch a cluster form and evolve over millions of years before their very eyes, in a matter of minutes.  Learn more at https://www.stem.leeds.ac.uk/physics/aholottafun/

Suitable for KS3 and KS4 pupils. Up to 30 pupils per session.

Astrodome

Our 6m inflatable planetarium features immersive films and indoor stargazing. Extremely limited bookings available.

Suitable for KS2 to KS5 pupils. Up to 30 pupils per session.

Leeds Festival of Science

LEGO Particle Physics

Explore the Big Bang and the formation of the Universe from quarks to more complex particles in this engaging and interactive session where concepts from second year undergraduate particle physics are discovered and applied.

Suitable for KS5 pupils. Duration 1 hour. Up to 30 pupils per session.

Subatomic LEGO

Explore the Big Bang and the formation of the Universe to protons and neutrons in this interactive session where pupils will discover content from A-level physics in a fun and engaging workshop.

Suitable for KS3 pupils. Duration 1 hour. Up to 30 pupils per session.

Rollercoasters

Pupils learn all about Newton’s Laws of Motion – then design, build and test their own roller coasters!

Suitable for KS2 pupils.  Duration 1 hour. Up to 30 pupils per session.

Particle Zoo

Learn all about the Big Bang, particle and the formation of the Universe through our fun and interactive activity. Then, discover your own particles!

Suitable for KS2 pupils.  Duration 1 hour. Up to 60 pupils per session.

Medicine, Not Just About the Medics

Microbubbles

You could fit ten thousand microbubbles into a single full stop. But now a team of researchers at Leeds is hoping to use these tiny bubbles as a drug delivery device and pupils will design their own versions to treat cancer and other serious diseases.

Suitable for KS4 pupils. Duration 1 hour. Up to 30 pupils per session.