Secondary

Secondary school pupil with one of Techniquest's exhibits

Techniquest hosts a range of events for secondary students in Cardiff Bay, from Planetarium shows tailored to KS3 and KS4 students, to A Level laboratory workshops, and a Summer season of Mathamagic – a unique experience, exploring practical mathematics.

Booking your Techniquest visit

For more information on costs of a visit to Techniquest for Secondary pupils please ring 029 2047 5476 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Mathamagic

Maths is all around us  we use it every day in our mobile phones, our mp3 players and in video games. Discover the tricks of probability to help us win game shows and demonstrate how statistics can be misleading. Can computers use mathematics to read your mind? Explore binary code with the help of rockets and the power of the number 9. Examine surfaces and connections in topology. Investigate why Houdini was a great topologist as well as an escape artist as you experiment with being tied up!

Please click here to visit our education programme calendar for dates and more information.

Planetarium showing constellations

Planetarium

Enter Techniquest’s digital Planetarium and take a journey through the Universe – discovering stars, planets, and distant galaxies.

Secret Life of Stars

The closest star to our planet is the source of all known life. Explore the reasons that dictate the nature of every star in the Universe. How is a red dwarf different to a red supergiant? What causes supernovae and black holes? Explore the complex balance of forces at the heart of every star. Is the Universe not only expanding but also accelerating? Or could the Big Bang eventually happen in reverse?

Stardust: Cosmic Chemistry

This breathtaking show covers elements of the chemistry, physics and biology syllabuses.  Beginning with a stunningly beautiful full dome video that explores the amazing journey of the elements from the stars to our own bodies,  pupils then examine the structure of the atom by watching how the simplest elements formed in the Big Bang.  Pupils will watch the birth and death of stars and see how fusion reactions power them and create new elements that are blown across space by powerful explosions.  They will also look at the formation and structure of the Earth, the Milky Way and the Universe, the difference between elements and compounds and how elements are recycled through the Earth.

The second part of the show is an interactive using the full dome digital Planetarium projector that can show deep space objects, planets and constellation images.  Pupils will discover how to use well known constellations to find phenomena such as red giant stars, stellar nurseries and nebulae in the night sky.

Both shows involve a video followed by a presenter-led tour of the night sky.

Secondary events

24Mar
Friday 24 March
DNA Workshop Choice
All Day
13Jun
Tuesday 13 June
Mathamagic
All Day
14Jun
Wednesday 14 June
Mathamagic
All Day
15Jun
Thursday 15 June
Mathamagic
All Day
15Jun
Thursday 15 June
Mathamagic (Cymraeg)
All Day
16Jun
Friday 16 June
Mathamagic
All Day
20Jun
Tuesday 20 June
Mathamagic
All Day
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