This workshop introduces students to the structure of earth, where earthquakes happen and why, as well as the dangers of earthquakes. Pupils work in groups to try to create an earthquake proof building which is then tested on a shake table to simulate the shaking of an earthquake.
This workshop covers where and why volcanoes happen by looking at plates of the Earth. We then look at different types of eruptions and simulate some small scale eruptions in the classroom and look at why volcanoes can be dangerous.
This flexible workshop can be adapted to be run with a range of different abilities. From simple handling and investigation of specimens, to producing plaster models of fossils to take home. We have a few different activities that can be strung together to make the perfect session.
A specimen led workshop that introduces pupils to different types of rocks and minerals and gets them to think about where they come from and what we use them for.
This session focuses on the locations and causes of earthquakes, they different types of plate movements associated with them, the waves created by an earthquake and finally the damage they can cause and how we can engineer around this.
This session focuses on the locations and causes of volcanoes and the technology that is used to monitor volcanoes around the world. The workshop includes an interactive experiment into predicting volcanic eruptions as well as a chance to sample some of the technology first hand.