Explore Nature for Key Stage 2 at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

KS2 Science Activities

Thinking Like Darwin

Discover through hands-on activities and investigation how Darwin observed that different animals have adapted to their environment and how this can lead to evolution. Discovery what fossils can reveal about the ancient landscape and why it changes, learn how fossils are make and make your own fossil.
Curriculum Links: History, Science – Evolution and inheritance
Available: All year
Maximum group size: 70
Price: See standard charges below

Action for Sustainability

Conduct a Sustainability survey, explore renewable energy technology through hands-on experiments and then debate the impact of these technologies on the landscape or make some recycled paper. Finish with a pledge to make your own lifestyle more sustainable.
Curriculum Links: Geography, Science
Availability: All year
Maximum group size: 70
Price: See standard charges below

Action for Sustainability

An Outreach Workshop – Bringing discovery to you!
Conduct a sustainability survey and become a ‘Renewables Researcher’ exploring renewable energy technology through hands-on experiments. Then take a pledge to make your own lifestyle more sustainable.
Curriculum Links: Science, D & T
1½ hr workshop suitable for groups up to 30 children
Availability: All months except June and July
Cost: £110 + VAT, additional workshops on the same day £55 + VAT

Rocks and Soils

Take a walk visiting different rocks. Use hands-on activities to learn about Shropshire’s geological history:  create volcanoes and landslides, piece together a planet earth puzzle. Also get your hands dirty doing a soil investigation.
Curriculum Links: Science – Rocks Yr3, Geography
Availability: March – November.
Maximum group size: 70
Cost: See standard charges below.

From Seed to Plant

Take a flowering plant through its life cycle while having fun solving problems on such subjects as requirements for growth, the functions of different parts of the plant and seed dispersal.
Curriculum Links: Science – Plants Yr3
Availability: March- November
Maximum group size: 70
Cost: See standard charges below

Dinner Time

Discover a new underwater world while pond dipping or use forensic evidence to find out what owls eat! Whether prey, predator or producer, our food chain games provide fun for all participants.
Curriculum Links: Science – Animals, including humans Yr3 & 4
Availability: March – November
Maximum group size: 35 for pond dipping option, otherwise 70
Cost: £125 + vat, for pond dipping. For groups of 36 to 70 see charges

Food Chains

An Outreach Workshop – Bringing discovery to you!​​​​​​​
Using owl pellets, learn about and construct food chains for the owl. Examine different types of teeth and work out what kind of diets there are adapted for.
Curriculum Links: Science – Animals, including humans Yr3 & 4
1½ hr workshop suitable for 1 class.
Availability:
All months except June and July
Cost:
£110 + VAT, additional workshops on the same day £55 + VAT

Pond vs Meadow

Compare and contrast invertebrates found in pond and meadow habitats, while investigating either classification or adaptation.
Curriculum Links: Science – Living things and their habitats Yr4 & 6, Evolution and Adaptation Yr6
Availability: March – Nov
Maximum group size: 54
Cost: £125 + vat per group of up to 35, £250 + vat per group of 36-54

Variation is Everywhere: Darwin’s Investigations

An Outreach Workshop – Bringing discovery to you!​​​​​​​
Discover through hands-on activities how Darwin observed that animals are adapted to their environment. See how this can lead to evolution.
Curriculum Links: Science – Evolution and inheritance
1½ hr workshop suitable for 1 class.
Availability: All months except June and July
Cost: £110 + VAT, additional workshops on the same day £55 + VAT

Forest school outing – A grand day out

If you run a Forest School in your own grounds, we can organise a bespoke session here for you with a fantastic new environment to explore. The number of children will affect the type of activities we are able to offer. Your session can be connected to any part of the national curriculum.
Maximum group size: 70
Cost: see charges Available all year

Forest School Special

An Outreach Workshop – Bringing discovery to you!​​​​​​​
If you run a Forest School in your own grounds, we can organise a bespoke one-off session for you e.g. creative cooking on an open fire, making minibeasts using a variety of tools, springtime nests and eggs.
1½ hr workshop suitable for groups up to 15 children
Availability: 
All months except June and July
Cost:
£110 + VAT, additional workshops on the same day £55 + VAT

Bespoke Sessions

Don’t see exactly what you need? Ask us about designing a session for you, covering the parts of the curriculum you require.

Prices

The standard price structure for the led activities are:

  • 25 children or fewer – £95 + VAT
  • 26 to 35 children (or one class, whichever number is larger) – £125 + VAT
  • 36 to 50 children – £190 + VAT
  • 51 to 70 children – £250 + VAT

Further information and booking

Click here to download our Education Brochure.

For further details of individual activities, to discuss your individual requirements and/or to make a booking, contact us.

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