Foundation Phase

Children at the hot air balloon exhibit at Techniquest

Supporting the National Literacy and Numeracy Framework and the emerging Digital Competence Framework

All Foundation Phase programmes cover the seven areas of learning, providing a balance between presenter-directed learning and child-initiated activities.  The programmes are presented with the help of Delyth, a cheeky and inquisitive young dragon, who is on hand to help answer questions and inspire pupils in science and mathematics.

Each programme consists of a Science Theatre show, time on the exhibition floor amongst the 120 hands-on exhibits, plus post-visit materials, thereby offering teachers a complete package of activities to support their teaching.

Each lively presentation in the Science Theatre lasts approximately 25 minutes, after which pupils explore the exhibition floor. Here they are guided by their own curiosity, and engage with a variety of interactive exhibits that encourage them to experiment.

Resource materials are downloaded onto a memory stick which teachers can take back to their classrooms to extend the learning experience.

Booking your Techniquest visit

For more information on Techniquest’s Education Programme or to make a booking, please ring
029 2047 5476 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

A visit to Techniquest in Cardiff Bay is FREE for School Members, or just £4.50 per pupil for non-members. Additional charges may apply to some programmes. Supervisory adults are admitted free of charge.

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Science Theatre

All of Techniquest’s Science Theatre shows encourage pupils to learn through investigation, discussion, and collaboration. Delyth, Techniquest’s cheeky and inquisitive young dragon is on-hand to help pupils apply ideas and solutions to practical maths and science tasks and real life problems. Pupils must identify, collect and organise information in order to answer questions that have been posed by Delyth and Techniquest’s presenters. During the shows, pupils are asked their opinions on what might be the outcome of certain experiments, before volunteers join Delyth on stage to participate in challenges and demonstrations. Afterwards, the whole group is asked to reflect on what has been achieved and suggest simple explanations.

 

Planetarium

Enter Techniquest’s new digital Planetarium and take a journey through the Universe — discovering stars, planets and distant galaxies!

Foundation Phase events

04Apr
Tuesday 4 April
Fairytales
All Day
05Apr
Wednesday 5 April
Fairytales
All Day
06Apr
Thursday 6 April
Chwedlau Tylwyth Teg
All Day
06Apr
Thursday 6 April
Fairytales
All Day
25Apr
Tuesday 25 April
At the Seaside
All Day
25Apr
Tuesday 25 April
At the Seaside
All Day
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