Techniquest

Digital Outreach

Now available — the Techniquest theatre experience in your classroom!

We have digitalised our outreach activities giving you access to some exciting and interactive STEM teaching and learning tools in school.

Through interactive video content and with downloadable resource packs available, schools can purchase one of our online Science Shows that will give 21 days of unlimited access at an affordable price.

Each show will follow key themes across the new Curriculum for Wales and all have been successfully piloted with many schools.

Your school may be eligible for a free Digital Outreach Programme — see below for more details.


Available shows

Foundation Phase

All About Me
Help our presenter Gruff explore the human body and senses at an exciting funfair, completing challenges and puzzles along the way. This engaging and interactive science show encourages pupils to develop their problem-solving skills as we help fix a rollercoaster. Pupils will explore parts of the human body, how we use our senses and the difference between people and other animals.
Available in English and Welsh.
Animals & Habitats
Join us as we take a journey to different habitats, from those close to home to those that are very different around the world. Bringing in literacy and numeracy, we’ll also look at why the habitats are the way they are and what animals we can find there. We’ll then take a closer at the animals we find and see how they have special qualities to thrive in the habitats they live in.
Coming soon this term. Available in English and Welsh.
Dinosaur Tour
After exploring fossils on the beaches of South Wales and preparing for an adventure, hop in a time machine with Bethan the explorer and travel back 65 million years. Help Bethan follow trails and travel to the coast to get up close and personal with some famous pre-historic reptiles on land and in the sea. We’ll learn about what they looked like, what they ate and what other animals share similar traits, today.
Available in English and Welsh.

Key Stage 2

The Human Body Show
We all start life smaller than a full stop but how do we change over time? Explore the human body from the longest and smallest bones to the functions of our organs. Understand your heartbeat, see the amount of air you breathe and find out what we can do to keep our bodies healthy in this interactive video.
Available in English and Welsh.
Animals & Habitats
Take a tour of Techniquest’s very own animal sanctuary set up to study endangered or threatened animals. Unfortunately, the sanctuaries inhabitants have escaped and crossed into each other's habitats. Join our presenter as they study what makes each habitat special and decide which of our animals is best suited to live there. We’ll explore and demonstrate our animal's adaptations, look at why they live in their habitats, how we can figure out what they eat, and figure out their food chains to see how we should feed them.
Available in English and Welsh.
Dinosaurs
Not all pre-historic animals were dinosaurs! It’s true that reptiles ruled the Earth for millions of years, but in this show we’ll explore how dinosaurs were more than just the big teeth and claws we find in fossils. Learn how to run like a velociraptor, chomp like a tyrannosaur, fly like a pterosaur and watch an asteroid burning through the atmosphere from the safety of your seat.
Coming soon this term. Available in English and Welsh.
Out of this World
Out of this World follows TechniSpace, a new space exploration organisation who are launching their first astronaut to the International Space Station. Watch as the Chief Scientist, Astronaut and the Boss overcome the challenges of space travel. How will the astronaut get to the ISS? What dangers await the astronaut once they get to the ISS and how will the Chief Scientist get them home safely? This video delves into the physics and biology surrounding missions to the ISS, from Newton’s laws of motion to space food, the topics covered in this video and accompanying resources are: • Newton’s Law of Motion • Physical health for astronauts • Space Junk • Effects of a vacuum on the body • Re-entry to the Earth’s atmosphere • Food and water on the ISS • Rockets + footage of a real rocket launch.
Available in English and Welsh.
The Polar Show
Find out what’s happening at the poles and what that means for the future of our planet, from the unfortunate story of the explorer Robert Scott to the research scientists there today. Learn what challenges they face, turning to animal and plant life for inspiration on how to solve those challenges with technology. Discover the differences between the north and south poles. Together we will touch on environmental science and why it’s so important today.
Available in English and Welsh.
Victorian Medicine
Roger Morgan Tells us about medicine in the Victorian era, how the best surgeons were the fastest, life without anaesthetic and how life has changed over time.
Available in English only.
Colourful Chemistry
Explore how and why scientists use colour in chemistry and see demonstrations of why colours is chemistry are so useful. We’ll also examine what colour is and how chemical colours are used in our everyday lives, and how we can use chemical reactions to do some useful and beautiful things. We’ll even how you how to do something at home.
Coming in July. Available in English and Welsh.
Farming Today — The Rural Round Up
In a breaking news format we’ll spend time with farmers who each doing something different to help the environment. We’ll look at how farmers use the carbon cycle to help our environment. Our weather man looks at the effects of greenhouse gasses on our climate and what farmers are doing to help. We’ll hear from a dairy cow about the changes farmers are making to be more eco friendly. Our sports anchor will pit farmer against farmer to see how they treat their soil to help our rivers when it rains. Finally, to wrap up we’ll also investigate how farmers are adapting their land to attract and look after plants and animals.
Available in English and Welsh.
Ghoul School
Students will be welcomed to Ghoul School! To make the most out of Halloween, we’ll be looking at how they can use science and technology to make this Halloween an absolute scream. Our Ghoul School students will learn all about our Witches’ potions, monstrous masks and enjoy some spooky surprises. It will be a hair-raising experience for everyone to enjoy!
Available in English and Welsh.

How much does it cost?

The cost is £50 per show for up to 4 access codes, to cover delivery to 4 classes.

Once a code is activated you will have 21 days access to view the content, plan, download any linked resources and deliver to your pupils.

Your school might be eligible for FREE shows. We work hard to secure funding to support schools in disadvantaged areas with a high percentage of Free School Meals (FSM) so please let us know if your school has more than 15% of FSM pupils.
N.B. this is dependent on funding being available, and is not guaranteed.

What is the payment method?

After you have received your Access Code/s, Techniquest will send an invoice to your school.

How do I book?

To book a digital outreach show, please fill in and submit the following enquiry form.

 

Find us

  Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW

Contact us

  029 2047 5475
  info@techniquest.org

Opening hours

Techniquest’s opening hours vary — visit the Opening Times page to find out the current hours.

Charity & company

  Registered charity no. 517722
  Registered in Wales no. 01955696

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FAQs

  •   What is Techniquest?

    Techniquest is an educational charity, with a science centre in Cardiff Bay. Our mission is to embed science in Welsh culture through interactive engagement. We provide a range of services to schools and teachers to complement formal education provision in Wales and work extensively with public audiences.

  •   Where can I park?

    We are pleased to be able to offer all of our visitors discounted parking with Q-Park, our preferred parking partner.

    The Q-Park operates the Cardiff Bay car park in Pierhead Street which is around 8 minutes walk from Techniquest.

    We have agreed a special discount rate for our customers of 15% off all pre-bookings.
    Pre-book and guarantee your space here using the code TECHNI15.

    There are also nearby pay-and-display car parks on Stuart Street and Havannah Street. Please do not park on Havannah Street itself.

    We regret that there is no parking on-site at Techniquest.

  •   Who is it for?

    Techniquest is suitable for all ages! We do have special events for certain groups, however — see Toddler Days and Home Educator days.

  • I have a different question.

    Please see our dedicated FAQ page.

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