School Visit Resources
School visit resource material available to download includes trails and worksheets designed around specific areas of the curriculum for students to use during their visit to INTECH Science Centre. The trails have teacher resources, including answer sheets, and the worksheets include guidance notes for parents and adult helpers to assist the students.
Click here to link to photographs and information about each exhibit.
Curriculum linked trails around the exhibition, in pdf format:-
KS1 Bingo Activity Sheets and Forces Trail. These worksheets have been developed so that each adult helper has a copy of the activity sheet and works with a group of students. Students are encouraged to find the next exhibit using the picture clue. At each exhibit there are a few questions and activities to do. There are answers and information to support adults in this task.
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|Brief guide about this worksheet|
|General||9||This is an exciting introduction into the amazing world of science. Students will look at making shadows, sprinting, making different sounds, sailing boats and making a ball float in the air like magic.|
|Light||Light Bingo||9||The activities cover the following, white and coloured light, making rainbows, digital images using a digital camera, solar energy, looking at light sources and seeing in the dark.|
|Sound||Sound Bingo||8||The activities look at making music with electronic sound, how the length of a pipe affects the pitch, how to use insulating materials to reduce sounds and to listen to the sounds around Intech.|
|Sport||Sport Bingo||9||The activities within this worksheet are varied and look at many different aspects of sport, body shape and equipment. Students will design an athlete, find out how flexible they are, discover what it is like to be in a wheelchair playing sport and test their ability to relax.|
|10||The forces trail is a different format to the bingo sheets but is very popular. It is a fun introduction to forces. The activities include looking at pulleys, floating and sinking, air resistance, Newton, spinning water and moving air to make sounds.|
KS2 Themed Worksheets. These worksheets have been devised so that they can be used individually by students. However, it is much better if they are used with an adult. This allows for directed questioning, discussion work and greater understanding of each exhibit. Please note that the adult helper notes need to be downloaded separately.
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|Number of Exhibits||Brief guide about this worksheet|
This worksheet covers floating and sinking, air resistance, movement and basic facts about forces. There are information boxes to aid students and questions and discussion work.
|17||The activities in this worksheet are a fun introduction into the main topic areas that Intech has. These include forces, sound, light, simply circuits, viscosity, volume and mass.|
|6||The students will look at periscopes, colour wheel, making a rainbow with prisms, use coloured filters to look at primary and secondary light colours and fibre optics.|
|4||This is a very short activity sheet. Students can do an investigation to find out about sound insulation and look at organ pipes to change the pitch of a note.|
|10||There is a lot in this worksheet. There is the possibility of starting an investigation into jump height and sprinting which can be finished in school. Other topics covered include students finding out how well they can balance, how flexible they are and what it is like to play wheelchair basketball.|
KS2 Let's Investigate sheets. These themed sheets have been designed so that an investigation can be done using one of the exhibits here at Intech. There are then follow up investigations and activities that can be done back at school. There are cross curriculum links with ICT, Mathematics, English, Art, History and PE.
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|Exhibit activity at Intech||Iinvestigation 1||
|Jump height and Sprint Speed||Student will use 2 activities to find the link between how high you can jump and how fast you can run 10m? Scientist have already found a link and more information about this can be found on the audio/visual beside the activities.||
Does stride length affect how fast you can run?
Does your overall height also affect your stride length?
Is it your overall height or leg length that makes you jump better?
Does using your arms help you jump?
|Air Stream||Students will predict how quickly objects placed in the air stream will fall back to the ground. They will rank these objects and then test their predictions.||What affects the speed of falling of a paper helicopter?||
How can you make a piece of paper fly across the room?
How does changing a paper model affect its flight?
|Ball Spin||This is a very popular activity with a slow motion replay so that students can see what is happening to the ball as it spins. This investigation aims to get students to think about changing only one variable at a time and why this is important, as well as looking at the science behind spinning balls.||How does the height from which you drop a ball affect its bounce?||How does the surface on which the ball falls affects its bounce?|
|Reaction Times||Students will predict who they think in the group has the quickest reactions. A discussion of how they came to that answer will help them to see how using previous knowledge helps them make sound predictions.||How quickly can a team of players respond?||Does using more senses make it quicker for you to react?|
KS3 Science Worksheets. These themed resources contain structured questions on physics and sport science themes that are demonstrated by our exhibits. Please also download the teacher notes.
|Worksheet title||lux Challenge|
Here at INTECH Science Centre some of the theory in the GCSE PE course can be put into real life. There are 12 activities in the KS3/KS4 Push the Limits worksheet. To cover just the sports science exhibits a visit would only require half a day or less. The scorecard allows pupils just to record their result at the 12 activities.
Resources for students with special needs:
Pre and post visit resources
Joining Forces - KS2 & KS3 science shows about forces.
Classroom Dialogue Activities
ASTRIUM PUZZLE BOOK