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  • Construction Challenges Learning Sessions at Chelmsford Museum Construction ChallengesTest & compare the properties of different materials, then take apart some familiar structures to explore the hidden forces acting on them. Key Stage 2.
  • Electrical Circuits Learning Session at Chelmsford Museum Electrical CircuitsBuild switches and large scale circuits to power a lighthouse, send messages and pick up a radio signal as you investigate the link between electricity and magnetism. For Key Stage 2.
  • feeling friction learning Feeling FrictionCarry out large scale experiments, such as designing and flying aeroplanes, to explore and measure resistance and friction between materials and surfaces. For Key Stage 2.
  • living habitats learning sessions Habitats and HomesUse sweep nets to explore a range of habitats including our new 'mini pond' to understand food chains and how changes to the environment impact on plants and animals. For Key Stage 2.
  • Local History Learning Sessions Local HistoryExperience the sights and smells to build up a picture of life in Chelmsford's history. For Key Stages 1 and 2.
  • ancient technologies learning sessions Magnifying ForcesInvestigate how levers, slopes and gears are used to magnify forces. Solve engineering challenges faced by ancient civilisations. For Key Stage 2.
  • marconi magic maths learning session Marconi's Magic MathsExplore shape and space, number patterns and angles in a series of challenges linked to Guglielmo Marconi. For Key Stages 1 and 2.
  • moving things learning sessions Moving ThingsJoin us to handle & feel real objects whilst exploring concepts such as gravity & forces in a simple way. Perfect for Key Stage 1.
  • river trail learning session River TrailCreate a river and play scientific games to learn how rivers shape the landscape. Use maps and photographs to identify river features and their importance to Chelmsford. For Key Stage 2.
  • Sounds Amazing Learning Session at Chelmsford Museum Sounds AmazingCarry out experiments to change pitch and volume, and find ways to silence an annoying sound. Plus, see, hear and feel how sound vibrations travel in air, water and solid objects. For Key Stage 2.
  • Stone Age to Iron Age Avatar Stone Age to Iron AgeUse drama and object handling, build a living timeline and use experimental archaeology to explore and compare how life changed from Stone Age to Iron Age. For Key Stage 2.
  • Old and Moving Toys Learning Session Toys Through TimeLearn about our oldest toys and investigate through pay how their materials and mechanisms have developed through time. For Key Stage 1.