Workshops

A variety of hands-on activities during weekends, half-terms and school holidays. Workshops are run for all ages and cover topics in science, mathematics, computing and engineering.

  • Hands-on science experiences at the Royal Insitution

    Credit: Katherine Leedale

About

Family Masterclasses are aimed at children aged 7–12 with their families, but older students and adults are welcome. These workshops are designed to get families together to explore science in a fun and interactive manner. Please note, there must be at least one paying adult attending with each booking.

Holiday Workshops are for students only, and offer hands on experiences with science, and a chance for students to expand their knowledge and learn outside the school curriculum in an interactive, engaging environment.

Monday 08 April

LYSC Holiday Workshops: Mars rover (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year olds, students will use a LEGO Mindstorms mars rover to explore, and search for signs of extra-terrestrial life.

When:

11.00am to 3.00pm, L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

Tuesday 09 April

LYSC Holiday Workshops: Extract your own DNA (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year-olds, students learn about DNA and enzymes, and make their own DNA necklace.

When:

11.00am to 1.00pm, L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

Type:

Workshops

Audience:

Age 7–9

LYSC Holiday Workshops: Extract your own DNA (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year-olds, students are introduced to enzymes, DNA structure, using equipment usually found at degree level.

When:

2.00pm to 4.00pm, L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

Type:

Workshops

Audience:

Age 10–12

Wednesday 10 April

LYSC Holiday Workshops: Forensics (age 16–18)

In this workshop for 16–18 year olds, students experience hands-on the science of a forensic lab.

When:

11.00am to 3.00pm, L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 16–18

Thursday 11 April

LYSC Holiday Workshops: Cosmetic chemistry (age 7–9)

In this workshop, for 7–9 year olds, students will be introduced to pH, neutralisation, solubility and changes of state.

When:

11.00am to 3.00pm, L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Friday 12 April

Holiday Workshops: Feel the power (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year olds, students will explore the exciting world of electricity and power.

When:

10.30am to 1.00pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Holiday Workshops: Feel the power (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year olds, students will explore the exciting world of electricity and power.

When:

2.00pm to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Monday 15 April

LYSC Holiday Workshops: Cosmetic chemistry (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year olds, students will be introduced to pH, neutralisation, solubility and changes of state.

When:

11.00am to 3.00pm, L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Tuesday 16 April

Holiday Workshops: Feel the power (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year olds, students will explore the exciting world of electricity and power.

When:

10.30am to 1.00pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Holiday Workshops: Feel the power (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year olds, students will explore the exciting world of electricity and power.

When:

2.00pm to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

LYSC Holiday Workshops: A question of taste (age 16–18)

In this workshop for 16–18 year-olds, students will extract and test their own DNA to learn about the evolution of taste.

When:

10.00am to 4.00pm, L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 16–18

Wednesday 17 April

LYSC Holiday Workshops: Magnets and motors (age 13–15)

In this workshop for 13–15 year olds, students build an electromagnet, and construct two types of motor to learn how electricity and magnetism are linked.

When:

11.00am to 3.00pm, L'Oréal Young Scientist Centre

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 13–15

Holiday Workshops: It's all in your head (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year olds, students will explore intriguing ways your brain works.

When:

10.30am to 1.00pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Holiday Workshops: It's all in your head (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year olds, students will explore intriguing ways your brain works.

When:

2.00pm to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12

Thursday 18 April

Holiday Workshops: Building with STIXX (age 7–9)

In this workshop for 7–9 year olds, students will build giant 3D structures using geometric shapes.

When:

10.30am to 1.00pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 7–9

Holiday Workshops: Building with STIXX (age 10–12)

In this workshop for 10–12 year olds, students will build giant 3D structures using geometric shapes.

When:

2.00pm to 4.30pm

Type:

Workshops, Family and young people

Audience:

Age 10–12