Online science workshops

Explosive science learning is back at the Ri's L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre with a series of virtual science sessions for primary schools.

  • Science presenter setting fire to science demonstration

    An explosive demo from an Ri science show

    Credit: The Royal Institution

Primary school science virtual workshops

Explosive science learning is back at the Ri's L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre from May 2021 with a series of virtual science sessions for primary schools (key stage 1 and 2).

Delivered live from the Ri by Jemma and Dani, our in-house science presenters, each workshop gives you and your students a front-row seat in our LYSC laboratory.

Science workshop sessions

Developed for key stages 1 and 2, our Zoom science workshops are live and unique to your school.

Each one-hour science session features practical experiments, fiery demonstrations and plenty of opportunities for student interaction.

Light it up
Key stage 2

Join us for rainbow fire, optical illusions, and many more exciting science demonstrations as we dive into the illuminating topic of light. Children will learn what light is, how we see it and how we can make colour.

Sounds and vibrations
Key stage 2

Join us for loud explosions, surprising sound effects and many more fantastic science demonstrations as we dive into the world of music, vibrations and sound. Children will learn what sound is, how we hear it and how we can make it.

Fire chemistry
Key stage 2

Come and explore the fire triangle, observe fiery chemical reactions and many more exciting explosions as we dive into the chemistry of fire. Children will learn about the fire triangle, chain reactions and the importance of heat, fuel, and oxygen.

Chemical changes
Key stage 2

Join us for unexpected colour changes, surprising bangs, and many more exciting chemical reactions as we dive into the wonderful world of chemistry. Children will learn about physical vs chemical reactions, the periodic table of the elements and reactive metals.

Lights and sounds
Key stage 1

Join us for rainbow fire, optical illusions, loud explosions, surprising sound effects and many more fantastic science demonstrations as we investigate the senses of sight and hearing. Children will learn how we see and hear things and how we can take observations of experiments using both of these senses.

Changing materials
Key stage 1

Join us for surprising transformations, pops, bangs, and lots of exciting chemistry as we look into how materials can change in the blink of an eye. Children will learn about the states of matter, making predictions and taking observations.

Find out more

Only available from May to July 2021, book now to take your front-row seat in our virtual laboratory.

Email ysc@ri.ac.uk for more information on our sessions, pricing, and to book your place now.

Testimonials

  • Just a quick note to say thank you so much for putting this webinar on yesterday. It really was brilliantly presented – just the right pace to keep everyone interested, and with enough experiments to make everyone feel involved.

    Year 5 Class Teacher, Northampton High School

  • It was amazing. The presenters were brilliant and made it feel just like we were in the lab with them.

    Science coordinator, Putney High School

  • Oooo! Ooooohhhhh! Fire! Oh my! Whoa! Omg!!So cool!!!! YIPEE ITS FIRE WAHOO!!

    Student, Putney High School