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Science and Maths sessions

Our interactive science and maths sessions can accommodate up to 30 pupils and include exploring the Fulham Palace gardens where appropriate.

Booking is essential for all sessions.

If there are currently no available sessions that you would wish to book or none of the dates available are convenient please get in touch with us to see if we are able to run a session for you outside of these times. Where possible we will endeavour to accommodate your group.

Science of Materials

KS1
View examples of materials from the Palace and on-site archaeology. Use the handling collection to learn about the characteristics of different materials and what they are used for.

  • Sessions: 10.30am, 1.15pm

Click here to download the Teacher’s Notes.

 

Rivers and Environmental Issues
KS2
Pupils are encouraged to raise questions about their local environment with fieldwork on the riverside, followed by indoor activities focusing on how to make the river environmentally sustainable.

  • Session 1: Fieldwork on the foreshore includes using a range of scientific equipment to record simple abiotic data (water temperature, weather, state of tide), assessing water quality through chemical tests and invertebrate sampling. Pupils will also observe river features and processes and will gain experience in identifying and naming birds and invertebrates, recognizing how these organisms have adapted to the local environment. If time allows we will also collect foreshore archaeology as evidence of river settlement.
  • Session 2: Indoor activities begin with the revision of geographical features and the water cycle, through the River of Life floor game which involves creating a natural river habitat with food chains and adaptations. Pupils then look at how the river environment has changed over time and how pollution and human impact can pose a danger to living things. Through drama pupils will explore environmental issues and find “pollution solutions” to help devise a sustainable future for the Thames. If time allows classes can visit the Palace museum.

The session is run throughout the year by Thames Explorer Trust for Fulham Palace, however days and times are dependent on the tide. For more information or to book, call Thames Explorer Trust on 020 8742 0057 or here. Costs per group: full day programme (2 hours fieldwork & 2 hours of indoor activities) £305.

 

Maths Trail FREE
Follow our free maths trail around the Palace’s gardens. Available all year! Booking is essential.

KS1

Click here to download the Maths Trail.
Click here to download the Guidelines for Teachers.

KS2

Click here to download the Maths Trail.
Click here to download the Guidelines for Teachers.
Click here to download the Answers Sheet.

 

Science and Maths sessions
Science and Maths sessions
 
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