Be A Scientist for a Day

This course has been postponed. New date to be confirmed.


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, spend a day with a scientist and have a go at lots of experiments exploring the world of science, philosophy and medicine.

You will measure the speed of sound and the height of trees just by looking at them! Create and perform a whole group 'Dance of the Red Blood Cell' and design and make your own self-powered vehicle to take home. Using everyday objects and solutions, have a go at lots of different experiments that make things explode, spray, change colour, float, sink and move in very unexpected ways. You will do Fermi experiments, play science scrabble and use Concept Cartoons.

There will be lots of discussions using history, geography, maths and the creative arts to bring science alive and to make it great FUN. You will also share all your discoveries and ideas from the day with the Charity 'SENSE About Science' ( which could lead to some amazing opportunities!

Location: Bloomsbury, 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: Coram

Address: 41 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 1AZ

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