Jodrell Bank: Online, Live!

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre’s award-winning Education Programme has launched online!

Offering curriculum-focused sessions online and live in your classroom, learners can now engage directly with the expert Jodrell Bank Education Team.

How does it work?

While we’re still unable to welcome Jodrell Bank in person, this is a fantastic alternative for learners to enjoy the wonders of space from the comfort and safety of your own classroom.

All workshops are hosted in partnership with teachers and delivered by our expert Education Team who are highly skilled in STEM engagement and trained in physics and astronomy. Sessions take place on digital platforms such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams and we can adapt to suit your particular technical requirements. Teachers simply need to pick a session from the list below, get in touch, and we’ll work with you to tailor an experience that best suits your schedule and any other needs you may have.

What sessions are available?

We’re currently offering 5 great sessions for teachers to choose from:

1. KEY STAGE 2: Our Changing Planet (NEW!)

Our changing planet is all about how human activity is impacting the planet we live on. In this workshop, learners will find out about how we use satellite imaging to monitor changes to the Earth and talk about why we need a variety of plants and animals on the Earth. We will look closely at some plants and animals using a microscope and look closely at the range of wildlife learners can find on our biodiversity mat.

  • Suitable for: Key Stage 2
  • National Curriculum Links: Geography (Locational knowledge, Human and physical geography, Geographical skills and fieldwork), Science (Plants, Living things and their habitats)
  • Session Type: scientific demonstrations and activities
  • Duration: 50 minutes
  • Class size (maximum): 35
  • Venue: live via digital platform
  • Price: £90 per session
  • Bookings: Complete our enquiry form here…

2. KEY STAGE 2: Explore our Solar System

Journey across the Solar System to learn about ‘Earth and Space’, ‘Forces’ and ‘Light’. This session is designed to lead students through an investigation and support teaching on ‘working scientifically’. Learners submit questions in advance to be answered during the session and we share a range of post-session resources including a pack of classroom experiments for teachers to continue the learning afterward.

  • Suitable for: Key Stage 2
  • National Curriculum Links: Earth and Space, Forces, Light, Working Scientifically
  • Session Type: scientific demonstrations and activities
  • Duration: 50 minutes
  • Class size (maximum): 35
  • Venue: live via digital platform
  • Price: £90 per session
  • Bookings: Complete our enquiry form here…
                                                                                          

3. KEY STAGE 3: Climate Change Workshop (NEW!)

The KS3 Climate change workshop is all about how human activity is impacting the planet we live on and causing climate change. Learners will find out why our planet is getting warmer and talk about the actions we can each take to slow this down. They will work out which gases in our atmosphere are problematic and see a demonstration of the fiery nature of one of these gases. They will also find out about satellite observations of our planet and we will use an Infrared camera to show some of the things we can find out about looking beyond the visible spectrum.

  • Suitable for: Key Stage 3
  • National Curriculum Links: Earth and Atmosphere
  • Session Type: scientific demonstrations and activities
  • Duration: 50 minutes
  • Class size (maximum): 35
  • Venue: live via digital platform
  • Price: £90 per session
  • Bookings: Complete our enquiry form here…

4. KEY STAGES 2-5: Space 101

From the Big Bang to black holes students can put their space and astronomy questions to our Engagement Team in one of our “Ask the Expert” sessions. Questions the class wants to ask can be submitted in advance to be answered and explored in an online live session complete with demonstrations.

  • Suitable for: Key Stages 2-5
  • National Curriculum Links: Earth and Space, Forces, and Light
  • Session Type: Q&A with scientific demonstrations
  • Duration: 50 mins
  • Class size: unlimited!
  • Venue: live via digital platform
  • Price: £120 per session
  • Bookings: Complete our enquiry form here…


5. A-LEVEL WORKSHOP: Radio Telescopes

Our popular hour-long session focusing on the structure and use of radio telescopes. Learners investigate why the parabolic structure of the Lovell Telescope is essential and how the size of a telescope relates to its resolution. Using real data collected by the 6.4m telescope at Jodrell Bank, learners calculate the rotation speed and mass of the Triangulum galaxy.

  • Suitable for: A-level students
  • National Curriculum Links: Astronomy and Physics
  • Session type: scientific talk and workshop
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Class size (maximum): 35
  • Venue: live via digital platform
  • Price: £90 per session
  • Bookings: Complete our enquiry form here…

Want to make a booking?

Simply complete our enquiry form here… and we’ll get back in touch to book your date and time, talk about any needs you have, and help with your enquiries.

Can’t host something live? Don’t worry we’re more than happy to discuss alternatives including pre-recorded sessions. For more information, please contact our Education Team here…