Science Show: The Gross Lab

  • 7 Jan 2020 - 1 Apr 2020
  • £6.75 (Excl. VAT) per child, Key Stage 1

One of our most popular and enduring science shows, and perfect for your KS1 class. Join our resident Grossologists to explore scabs, saliva, germs, digestion, mucus and more, with a range of hands-on (yuck!) demonstrations for your class.

And the best bit? You don’t have to clear up the mess afterwards. You’re welcome!

Learning objectives:

  • Understand how a scab protects the healing skin underneath when you cut yourself.
  • Discover how saliva helps you to swallow your food and also kills bacteria in your mouth.
  • Recognise and name of some of the organs involved in the digestion process and the jobs they do.
  • Learn how burps and poops are caused by a build-up of gas in either the stomach or the large intestine.
  • Understand that the mucus in our nose traps dust, germs and other things in the air and stops them from getting into the lungs.
  • Understand why we might be sick and that doing so is one way our body looks after itself.
  • Recognise how easily germs can spread and the importance of practising good hygiene.

Curriculum links:

Working scientifically

  • Asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
  • Observing closely, using simple equipment
  • Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions



Combine Gross Lab with a gallery visit to All About Me – our gallery dedicated to the human body!

Available selected dates during Spring, Summer and Autumn terms:

7 January – 14 February
25 February – 5 March
17 March – 1 April
21 April – 21 May
3 June – 17 July
8 September – 22 October
3 November – 20 November
Remember: We’re closed on Mondays during term time!

All visits include

  • A welcome by our specially trained staff
  • Dedicated lunch area for your pupils
  • Option to pre-book a visit to the gift shop
  • Explore our museum and outside area
  • Free teacher preview visit
  • Resources such as risk assessments and gallery guides

Calderdale schools get 50% off!

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