Techniquest

Techniquest’s learning initiatives are not just confined to our centre in Cardiff Bay — why not book a Techniquest visit at your school?

Techniquest offers a unique range of challenge workshops, which are designed to encourage students studying Maths and Science at all stages of secondary education. The flexibility of presenters allows schools to use Techniquest sessions as an introduction to a new topic, or to build on the knowledge that students already have.

Techniquest’s outreach shows and workshops have been developed in line with the Curriculum for Wales. Online resources accompany the outreach sessions to provide extended information for teachers and to encourage further learning.

For information on costs of Techniquest programmes delivered at your school please ring 029 2047 5475 or email us.

Secondary & Post-16 programme — at your school

Key Stage 3

Challenge workshops

Techniquest’s challenge workshops allow students to explore specific aspects of Applied Engineering, Maths, Technology and Science, through practical challenges set by Techniquest presenters. Students are introduced to the topic in a presenter-led discussion, and then encouraged to develop teamwork and co-operation skills through discussion and debate. After the completion of each challenge, students regroup in order to reflect on what they have learnt during the session, evaluating reasons for successes and failures, as well as suggesting improvements.

Each session is designed to increase students’ awareness of the broad range of careers available within Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

The workshops available are:
Lights, Camera, Reaction
Light Work
Bytesize Science
Back Stage Challenge
Making Tracks
Theme Park Challenge

Key Stage 4

Starlab

Our Stellar Universe

Challenge Workshops

Techniquest’s challenge workshops allow students to explore specific aspects of Applied Engineering, Maths, Technology and Science, through practical challenges set by Techniquest presenters. Students are introduced to the topic in a presenter-led discussion, and then encouraged to develop teamwork and co-operation skills through discussion and debate. After the completion of each challenge, students regroup in order to reflect on what they have learnt during the session, evaluating reasons for successes and failures, as well as suggesting improvements.

Each session is designed to increase students’ awareness of the broad range of careers available within Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

Science Literacy

  • Exploring Energy
  • Biosphere
  • Cells
  • The Earth Under Pressure
  • Motion and Forces

Maths Matters

  • Fordthorne
  • GE
  • Morrisons
  • Office for National Statistics

Solving Problems with Physics

  • Cardiff Harbour Authority
  • Welsh Water
  • Cardiff University Astrophysics

Post-16 / Welsh Baccalaureate

Contemporary science debates

Digital Identity Crisis
Food and Shelter

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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