Techniquest

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.

For more information on costs of a visit to Techniquest for Secondary pupils please ring 029 2047 5475 or email Techniquest.

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Secondary & Post-16 programme — at Techniquest

Mathamagic

19–20 November 2019
9–12 June 2020
£6.00 per pupil

Maths is all around us — we use it every day in our smartphones, our music 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!

Pupils’ activities:
  English   Welsh 
Teachers’ book:
  English   Welsh 

 

Planetarium shows

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

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

Planetarium shows are available most days throughout the school year.

The shows available are:

Key Stage 3

Secret Life of Stars

Key Stage 4

Stardust: Cosmic Chemistry

DNA workshops

5–7 & 12, 14–15 November 2019
24–27 March 2020
1–3 April 2020

Inspiring and motivating workshops for AS and A-level that use research-quality equipment and the latest techniques to explore DNA.

Choose from:

DNA: Photocopying

£12.50 per pupil
This workshop, developed by the Wellcome Trust, allows students a glimpse of the high-tech world of genetics and biotechnology. Students will extract their own DNA samples from cheek cells and then amplify a section of non-coding DNA using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR).

DNA: A Question of Taste

£15.50 per pupil
What causes bitter taste perception and how does this relate to Darwin’s work and our understanding of evolution? This workshop brings together the history of evolution and cutting-edge genetic research.

For more information on Techniquest’s Education Programme or to make a booking, please ring 029 2047 5475 or email Techniquest.

 

Find us

  Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW

Contact us

  029 2047 5475
  info@techniquest.org

Opening hours

  During local school holidays
10.00am–5.00pm Bank Holidays, seven days a week.

  School term
9.30am–4.30pm Tuesday–Friday;
10.00am–5.00pm Saturday and Sunday.

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.

  •   Who is it for?

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

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