Science Live! Educational Science Event
Monday 4th March 2019 Monday 2nd March 2020
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 Maths Live!, Psychology Live! and Media 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.
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.
Dr Matt Pritchard is a science magician and Curator of Wonder. His amazing performances both inspire and inform. Matt loves being creative and is passionate about simplifying the complex.
As an independent science communicator he performs to over 50,000 people a year and works with organisations like The Royal Institution, British Science Association, The Big Bang fairs, and the Science Museum Group. Previously Matt conducted atomic physics research at Durham University, where he won the Institute of Physics' Postgraduate lecturer award. He subsequently went on to work within the Education department at Thinktank Science Museum, Birmingham.
In addition to this experience, he has spent the last 18 years working as a professional magician and is an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle - one of only 300 people in the world to hold this distinction.. He is a Fellow of the Professional Speaking Association. In 2015 he was a finalist in the national Speaker Factor competition.
- Return travel by Coach, Eurostar or Air
- 2 nights bed & breakfast accommodation (additional nights available at a supplement)
- Park Hopper Ticket
- Attendance at the 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 3 March - Tuesday 5th March 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 3 March - Wednesday 6 March 2019
2 DAY PARK TICKET
Sunday: Morning departure for Disneyland® Paris, overnight at Disneyland® Paris
Monday: Science Live! Free time in park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris
Tuesday: Day trip to Paris. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris
Wednesday: Morning free in the Park. Return coach travel.
Saturday 2 March - Tuesday 5 March 2019
2 DAY PARK TICKET
Saturday: Late evening departure. Night time channel crossing
Sunday: Morning arrival at Disneyland® Paris. Day free to use your Disneyland® Pass. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris
Monday: Maths Live! Free time in park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris.
Tuesday: Return coach travel.
Sunday 3 March - Tuesday 5 March 2019
2 DAY PARK TICKET
Sunday: Afternoon departure from St Pancras International. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris.
Monday: Science Live! Free time in Park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris.
Tuesday: Free time to use your Disneyland® Pass. Early afternoon departure. Arrive back in London early evening.
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 of ride and roller coaster design and maintenance including changes in energy, forces and motion.
• Types of materials used and how these have changed over time.
• Systems approach to designing rides. The use of electricity and circuits to produce inputs and outputs such as light sensors and sound buzzers etc.
Chemistry in Action
• Discover how chemistry plays a vital role at Disneyland® Paris in ride special effects, shows and firework displays
• Chemical reactions – how these manipulate the colours seen in the pyrotechnic displays.
• The forms of energy released – Sound, Light and Heat
Senses, Illusion and Virtual Reality
• Consider how Disney create an immersive experience and trick your sense receptors
through the use of smells, lights and special effects.
• Explore visual imagery; the power of sound and taste & smell sensations.
Who is this for?
The event is aimed at Key Stage 4 students of Science and is designed to complement studies within the AQA, OCR and Edexcel syllabus.