Make your own Anglerfish mask and discover how this crafty fish tempts in its prey...
Make your own rat-shaped shadow puppet then use it to try some shadow experiments.
Salt dough is easy to make and can be used to make all sorts of models - including starfish. This activity will show you how.
Fossil Jurassic star fish from the Sedgwick Museum
The Fitzwilliam Museum has real Tudor armour in its collection. Create your own 'knight' at the museum with this easy to create, cut-and-colour diorama.
Which do you think is the fastest, or the slowest of three main types of earthquake waves – surface, P waves and S waves? Have a race to find out.
In this activity you will see the difference in compressional P waves, transverse S waves and circular surface waves that are produced by earthquakes. You will need a big group of at least 15 people split into three groups.
Following an exploration of the Kettle's Yard House or temporary exhibitions, get creative with an artist-led workshop inspired by themes, ideas or materials explored.
These sessions can be tailored for your specific class or learning outcomes and are delivered with our Learning team and one of our associate artist facilitators. Sessions run for around 2 - 2.5 hours and are £180 per class (£230 for fee-paying schools).
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Using the Kettle's Yard House and art as stimulus, students will learn and apply critical and creative thinking skills to make connections, make observations and explore ideas before making their own artworks to take with them.
Sessions tailored and recommended for EYFS, KS1, KS2 & KS3
1.5 - 2 hour session, £75 per class
* £125 per class for fee-paying schools.
This kit contains all the material you will need to make paint using pigments and a medium just as artists did (before ready-mix paint!). You can construct an experiment for students to explore the role of science in both the artist’s and the scientist’s workshop with reference to the technical analysis of the Renaissance painting, Cupid and Psyche by Jacopo del Sellaio. There is material provided with the kit that supports each of the suggested activities below.
There are many different types of volcanoes. Shield volcanoes have a broad rounded shape and gentle splattery eruptions often described as fire fountains. Strato volcanoes are sharp and steep sided and have violent explosive eruptions. But what makes these two types of volcano look and erupt so differently? It is mainly controlled by how think (viscous) or runny the magma in the volcano is...
In this experiment you can use 3 different thickness (viscosity) liquids to see what differences runny or thick magma can cause in volcanoes.
Volcanic eruptions are driven by gas dissolved in molten rock (magma) underground trying to escape upwards. But what happens if the gas gets trapped and can't get out?
In this experiment you can trap more and more gas in a sealed container, in the same way gas can get trapped in a volcano, and see what happens...
Download the instructions and information sheet.