Key Stage 2

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

All KS2 programmes support the teaching of the Curriculum for Wales, encouraging skills development and learning through investigation, discussion and collaboration.

After a lively 30-minute presentation in the Science Theatre or Planetarium, pupils take what they have learnt onto the exhibition floor for a session of self-directed learning and discovery.

Investigate and explore key exhibits with our Literacy and Numeracy Trail — including guidance notes and additional support for teachers;

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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Planetarium

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

Each Planetarium show comprises a 20-minute video, that supports the teaching of the Curriculum for Wales, followed by a live tour of the night sky.

Pupils learn to identify stars, planets and constellations that can be seen from Earth, then venture beyond the Milky Way, towards the great wonders of the Universe. Presenters can zoom into stars and planets, pan out to detailed craters of distant moons, and display stunning phenomena such as spiralling galaxies, in order to consolidate and contextualise pupils’ learning appropriately and fuel a passion for cosmology and astronomy.

Each show is tailored to the age, ability and level of knowledge of the pupils. Techniquest’s presenter will ask questions in order to encourage engagement, thought and suggestions, allowing pupils’ decisions to influence the direction of the star tour.

Key Stage 2 Events

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