Past Schools Events

Here is a look back to some of the schools events we have had in earlier years.

2017 Events For Primary Schools

Science Made Simple David Price

 Music To Your Ears

Award winning science communicator David Price from Science Made Simple as he explained how sounds are produced and how you can control them to make music. We learned how to make a simple instrument, heard the amazing hands-free theremin and saw how CDs and MP3s can store your favourite sounds.

Find out more about the show here and find out more about David Price here

The World Of Owls And Raptors

schools_owls_and_raptors_2_800x639We delved into the world of birds of prey with Head Falconer Ryan Stocks and learned all about these amazing animals. The audience were delighted to see trained owls fly around the room and sometimes land on volunteers hands and discovered how they hunt using their powerful senses and sharp talons.

Find out more about Owl Adventures here

Can You Believe Your Eyes!Schools_Believe_your_eyes_1_800x564

Using visual illusions the Colour Experience team from Bradford explored the difference between vision and perception, looking at an amazing range of cool optical effects to boggle the audiences brain. They also got to grips with the different colours in light and even made a rainbow or two.

Find out more about the Colour Experience here

2016 Events for Primary Schools

In 2016 Sarah Bearchell of Sarah’s Adventures in Science visited Otley with her Jack and bearchell2webthe Beanstalk Science Show.

You can find Sarah’s instructions for making a Cloud in a Bottle and the fondly remembered Intestines demonstration here


blowfish1The Blowfish brought Heavy Metal Marine Biology to Otley

He was working on a book to be published in November 2017. Meanwhile, why not check out his advice on how to avoid a shark attack ?

We also had the science expert from the BBC1 One Show, Dr Marty Jopson, as he showed  the Bubblology_2peculiar things you didn’t know you could do with your own body. From the physics of breaking wood with your bare hands to illusions that mess with your brain. You may think you know what your eyes can see, and have complete control over your body, but you can be fooled.

The flyer for schools for these shows is available as a pdf file here

2015 Events for Primary Schools

space explorer

In 2015 Jon Chase showed Otley “How to be a Space Explorer”. You can find links to his videos for BBC Bitesize and a STEM rap (Whatcha know about STEM?) on his Rapscience website

Also Ian Dunne brought us his “Science Magic…Magic Science.”