Be A Scientist for a Day


WARNING! After this you may have no choice but to become a scientist when you grow up ...

A chance to be a scientist, think like a scientist and have a go at loads of scientific experiments. Dr Marcelo, a former Research Scientist and recently a Primary School Headteacher, would love to share with you his enthusiasm for the world of science and medicine.

You will explore amazing scientific principles and discoveries, have a go at measuring the speed of sound and the height of trees just by looking at them!

You will learn all about blood and the circulatory system, have a go at measuring your pulse after doing lots of exercise and then have the chance to create and perform a whole group dance performance, The Dance of the Red Blood Cell!

You will meet Fermi, learn how to play science scrabble, use and make Concept Cartoons and have a go at using Science to become a philosopher for the day!

You will make and take home a self-powered vehicle and see how far it can go when you wind it up with an elastic band!

There will be lots of other exciting experiments as well for you to do during the day and to engage in lots of thought provoking conversations, philosophical debates, using language, communication, history, geography, maths and the creative arts to bring science alive and making it FUN.

We will share all your discoveries and ideas from the day with the Charity 'SENSE About Science' ( which could lead to some amazing opportunities for you all!

Start date: 10:00am, 12th Oct, 2019

End date: 3:00pm, 12th Oct, 2019

Location: South East / London

Masterclass year groups: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Cost: £45.00

Masterclass leader: Marcelo Staricoff

Bio: Marcelo started his career as a research scientist and then became a Primary School Headteacher. Marcelo specialises in equipping children with a lifelong love of learning and with all they need to develop as philosophical, creative and critical thinkers from a very young age. He was a member of SAPERE’s National Committee, the Charity that promotes Philosophy for Children and whilst a Gifted and Talented adviser he formed part of the National Academy of Gifted and Talented Youth Think Tank helping to shape national policy. He is the author of the book ‘Start Thinking’ and is the founder and creator of the philosophy of education which has now become known as ‘The Joy of Not Knowing (JONK)’. Marcelo is currently working with lots of schools and writing lots of books!

Venue: St Matthew's CE Primary School

Address: 18 Old Pye Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 2DG

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