Science Live! Student Event
March 9th 2020 at Disneyland® Paris

Educational Science Student Conference

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.

Prices start from£249pp

Price Shown includes

  • 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


Event Overview

Expert Speaker Presentations - Through their real life experiences our speakers will give students the
chance to hear how science progresses through hypothesis, practical experimentation, observation, theory development and review.

Q&A Sessions - The opportunity to communicate with and challenge professionals during the interactive question and answer sessions, developing an understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science and helping them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.

Team Park Challenges - While enjoying and being immersed in the Disneyland® Parks the Park
Challenges encourage students to apply observational, practical, enquiryand problem-solving skills in a new and unique learning environment.

Events Team On-site Support Throughout Your Stay 

  • Meet you on arrival & assist with hotel check-in 
  • Be on-hand & provide assistance throughout the event 
  • Host a teacher meet & greet with coffee & pastries
  • Register your students at the conference & take questions 
  • Assist with check-out & departure


Previous Speakers Include:

Steve Mould, Facilitator

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 Live! event.

Dr Andrew Szydlo, Chemist

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.

David Wilson, The Walt Disney Company Imagineer

David 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.

 

 


Package Options

2 Night Coach Travel Package
Sunday to Tuesday

1 DAY PARK TICKET 

Sunday: Morning departure for Disneyland® Paris, overnight at Disneyland® Paris 
Monday: Live! Student Conference & Free time in the park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris
Tuesday: Return coach travel.

3 Night Coach Travel Package
Sunday to Wednesday

Sunday - Wednesday

2 DAY PARK TICKET 

Sunday: Morning departure for Disneyland® Paris, overnight at Disneyland® Paris
Monday: Live! Student Conference & 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.

3 Nights Overnight Coach Travel Package
Saturday to Tuesday

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: Live! Student Conference & Free time in park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris. 
Tuesday: Return coach travel

2 Night Eurostar Travel Package Sunday to Tuesday

2 DAY PARK TICKET 

Sunday: Afternoon departure from St Pancras International. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris.
Monday: Live! Student Conference & 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.


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 (GCSE) students of Science and is designed to complement studies within the AQA, OCR and Edexcel syllabus.