“Why Physics?” Tour Funding Application

If you are ready to register your school please follow the link below. If you have any questions please contact us on 02920 876 884 or info@sciencemadesimple.co.uk.

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All the information included within the letter is below. We look forward to working with you!

We are excited to announce a new show for KS4:
“Why Physics?”

This show has been developed in collaboration with the School of Physics and Astronomy at Cardiff University. If your school falls in one of our tour regions you are eligible for a subsidised show costing your school £75 +VAT. Normal price would be £750 +VAT, the excess cost is subsidised by funding from Cardiff University.

Why Physics?

How can we use diamonds to improve the internet? What is a laser and why are they useful? How can we make a magnet levitate? Physics helps to uncover the mysteries of the world we live in, and these discoveries are used to improve our everyday lives. This new show by science made simple, in collaboration with Cardiff University physicists, looks at cutting edge research and explores the exciting applications of physics. From atoms and imaging to materials and magnets, this show reveals the hidden places where physics is useful to all of us, and shows you the kind of things physicists are doing right now!


We will be allocating schools to our regional tours on a first-come first served basis. By booking this show for your school, you can also have one of the School of Physics and Astronomy researchers at Cardiff University come visit your school at a later date to talk more about their research.

Your school must be located in one of the touring regions to qualify for the subsided rate of £75 +VAT.

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Tour Dates Available:

Monday 18th June – Friday 22nd June 2018

Dates for next academic year to be confirmed. Please register your interest now to be the first to hear when new tour dates are released.

What happens on the day?

The show is one hour long, we can be flexible to fit with your school’s timetable. “Why Physics?” is targeted at KS4, however may be suitable for year 9 students who have started learning the GCSE syllabus. If you wish the show to be performed to years 7 or 8, please let us know so we can appropriately adapt the content to a suitable knowledge level. We can perform the show to as many students as can comfortably fit in the performance venue.  

We will bring everything required for the presentation and just require a hall or space big enough to present to your students, two tables and a screen to project on to. We require an hour to set up, and 30 minutes to pack away. We will be asking for a group of students to complete evaluation forms about the show.

Who are we?

Science made simple was established in 2002 with a mission to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Since then we have reached over 500,000 people and expanded from Wales into 4 regions of the UK. We are passionate about opening up opportunities for people to enjoy science regardless of their age, gender or previous knowledge and we have won a number of awards recognising the quality of our work. We have the ‘Learning outside the classroom’ quality mark and all our presenters have enhanced DBS clearance for work with schools.

What do audiences and teachers say about us?

Engineering I thought was to do with machines and I thought it would be a boring job,
but now I think I might be one.

10 year old girl

“science made simple provided a stimulating, entertaining and challenging kick start to our action packed Science Week. The shows fully engaged children across KS1 and 2, and the evening show for families was a terrific opportunity to develop parental involvement in school.”

Paul Smith,  Headteacher, Grange Park Primary School

“Top of the range science presentations: enthusiastic, pacey, articulate, well-informed & flexibly tailored to our audiences, including combined KS2 with KS3. Substantial science content alongside the ‘wow’ factor!”

Alastair Cuthbertson, Science Teacher, Ivybridge Community College.


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