Science Live! Educational Science Event
Science Live! is designed to give learners the opportunity to come face to face with expert speakers whose knowledge and skill will add value to the teaching and learning experience.
As part of the immersive educational experience, each student will receive their own workbook in advance of the event for pre-trip preparation as well as including park challenges for them to complete throughout the course of the weekend, all covering the fundamentals of Science at Key Stage 4.
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We include group travel insurance as part of our package and unlike other tour operators, we won't charge any supplements for regional pick-ups when you travel by coach.
Also held on the same day will be Business Live!, Maths Live! and Computing Live! making this the ideal event to bring a mixed group of students from across the curriculum!
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Steve Mould is a Science Presenter with a reputation for providing expert knowledge and for packaging complicated scientific ideas in an accessible way. Formerly the Blue Peter resident Science expert, he is best recognised as a regular contributor on The One Show. Steve has a Physics MA from Oxford University and works frequently with schools, giving talks and demonstrations on Physics, Maths, Chemistry and Psychology. He is adept at presenting science using comedy, music and interactive experiments and will make an excellent chair at our Science and Maths Live! Event.
Founder of Stemettes, Anne-Marie Imafidon has always been interested in business, maths and technology. Something of a child prodigy, she passed her maths and ICT GCSEs aged ten and A-level computing aged 11, and has won further accolades in her professional career including the UK IT Industry & British Computer Society’s Young IT Professional of the Year in 2013 and the 29th Most Influential woman in IT in 2015. She is passionate about getting more girls interested in STEM careers and in 3 years 7,000 girls across the UK, Ireland and Europe have attended Stemette experiences. Having worked in tech for some of largest UK banks including Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers she has a wealth of experience and the passion to inspire the next STEM generation at Science Live!
Dr Andrew Szydlo is a renowned chemist and teacher and is proof, if it were needed that science is far from dull. He has given talks and demonstrations at the Royal Institution, for The Lost Lectures, at the Secret Garden Party Festival, as well as several TV appearances. His public demonstration lectures are theatrical and spectacular, he often disappears in a huge cloud of smoke, swings teapots of liquid nitrogen high above his head, and creates large explosions. The message however is a more serious one, to explain how useful science can be in everyday life. "My message is, that people can do more with science than they realise. In today's society everyone takes things for granted, and they are used to an easy life, but understanding how things work is very important".
We will be working with Dr Szydlo to pre-film a series of demonstrations that he will use as a part of his presentation on fireworks and special effects.
He has managed the development of various attractions, both with Disney and Universal. David has also been responsible for various projects at Disneyland Paris Resort, including “Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith”, “Moteurs… Action ! Stunt Show Spectacular”, "Armageddon" special effects show, "Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast", "Crush's Coaster®", "The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror" , “Toy Story Playland” and most recently Ratatouille.
David Wilson came to the Entertainment business in 1991 after serving 6 years in the US Navy as a nuclear engineering officer, followed by a year as a Project Engineer working on the Space Shuttle with NASA.
Professor Fiona Macpherson is a philosopher of mind, perception, and psychology.
She gained an MA from the University of Glasgow, an MLitt at the University of St Andrews, and a PhD from the University of Stirling. She was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University, a teaching fellow at the University of St Andrews, and Rosamund Chambers Research Fellow at Girton College, Cambridge.
She was President of the Scots Philosophical Association (December 2015-2016), member of the Mind Association Executive Committee (2007 – 2014), and member of the Steering Committee of the European Society for Analytic Philosophy (2011 – 2014). She is currently a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council and a trustee of the Kennedy Memorial Trust.
- Return travel by Coach, Eurostar or Air
- 2 nights bed & breakfast accommodation at Disneyland® (additional nights available at a supplement
- Park Hopper Ticket
- Attendance at the 2018 Science Live! Conference
- Curriculum-linked workbook for students
- Group Leader’s conference pack
- Group Travel Insurance
- 1:10 free place ratio for staff on a twin room basis
- Services of the Events Team in Disneyland® Paris throughout your stay
Sunday 24 February - Tuesday 26 February 2019
1 DAY PARK TICKET
Sunday: Morning departure for Disneyland Paris, overnight at Disneyland Paris
Monday: Science Live! Free time in the parks. Overnight at Disneyland Paris
Tuesday: Return coach travel
Sunday 24 February - Wednesday 27 February 2019
Saturday 23 February - Tuesday 26 February 2019
Sunday 24 February - Tuesday 26 February 2019
Students will be provided with a workbook prior to the event which will include a programme of the event as well as background information about the speakers. The workbooks will include park challenges to complete and are a great research tool to be used in the classroom prior to travelling to help students to prepare questions for the Q&A sessions at the conference. As part of this experience, students have the opportunity to quiz speakers, which is always lively, and the presenters are invariably on the receiving end of some testing questions.
Meet Your Learning Objectives:
Ride Design & Animatronics
• Key factors and considerations in ride and roller coaster design and maintenance
• Calculating Forces, Motion & Stress
Chemistry in Action
• Chemical reactions in rides, firework displays and special effects
Planning & Sustainability
• Waste and water management systems, effect on ecosystems
Senses, Illusion and Virtual Reality
• Use of smells, lights and special effects to trick sense receptors
Who is this for?
The event is aimed at Key Stage 4 students of Science and Maths and is designed to complement studies within the AQA, OCR and Edexcel syllabus.