Science in the Park is taking place on Friday 6th March 2020, during British Science Week.
The family theme park in Hampshire features more than 70 rides and attractions, and is also home to Peppa Pig World.
Its Science Day will offer schools the opportunity to design their own itinerary, incorporating fun learning experiences covering the subjects of Physics, Biology and Chemistry. There are a host of workshops, talks and activity trails available to include in a tailor-made trip, aimed primarily at Key Stage 2 students.
Here are the pre-bookable workshops announced so far:
Rollercoaster Forces: The principles of gravity, friction and air-resistance are explored in this 30-minute session, all in the context of theme parks.
Animal Encounters: Pupils will cover the topics of habitats and adaptations during this 30-minute workshop, all while seeing a range of animals including snakes and hedgehogs up close.
Owl Investigator: In this 40-minute activity, students can study the food chains and eating habits of Paultons Park’s owls by extracting real bones during an owl pellet dissection.
New for 2020 – Feed the Meerkat Competition: A meerkat experience is up for grabs for a few lucky students. The winners will enter the enclosure and help feed the animals on Science Day.
To enter the competition, pupils have to design a meerkat information sheet and send it to the park by 3rd March 2020. You can find the address at www.paultonspark.co.uk/info/directions.
A Science Day programme can be organised under Paultons Park’s usual school rates, and each pupil will also be given an activity booklet on the day.
It’s just one of many educational events taking place around the country during British Science Week (6th-15th March 2020). The ten-day STEM celebration seeks to support teachers, STEM professionals, science communicators and the public as a whole in engaging people of all ages in STEM subjects.
Other learning workshops
The theme park runs year-round workshops for a broader range of age groups, from KS1-KS4. As well as the sciences, Business Studies and Computing are also covered. Find the full list of opportunities on the website at www.paultonspark.co.uk/tickets/school-trips/workshops.