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 and practical activities in Delyth’s Den, plus pre- and 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.
Pupils will have time to explore skills and ideas introduced in the Science Theatre through the additional activities in Delyth’s Den.
Teachers are provided with digital cameras to record their pupils’ experiences. Images are then downloaded onto a memory stick - which includes resource materials - which teachers can take back to their classrooms to extend the learning experience.
Booking your Techniquest visit
A visit to Techniquest in Cardiff Bay costs just £3.95 per pupil. Additional charges may apply to some programmes. Supervisory adults are admitted free of charge.