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Spectacular Science Shows for Schools

At Braintastic! Science we inspire, engage and educate young people to help them get the best out of their amazing brains.


Sound on!

We offer schools shows and science workshops for KS1-KS5: from hands-on activities for smaller groups to headline stage shows for assemblies packed with spectacular science, fun STEM activities and interactive demos. 

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Braintastic! Science amazing brain mascot Briony - with microphone (hands up)

We have everything you need to put together an amazing science week for your school- from live, in person shows for KS1-KS5 to a great-value online package, Time to Learn, including a virtual show available on demand, a hands-on workshop and activities to fill two lessons for KS2.


Sensational Science
Versions for Ages 5-11 | KS1, KS2

Exploring the science of optical illusions this workshop is crammed full of hands-on STEM activities as the kids make their own illusions to take home and try on friends and family.

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A group of school girls (teenagers) blowing up balloons in Rethinking Revision science workshop

Rethinking Revision
Versions for Ages 11-16 | KS3, KS4

By learning about learning, students understand what's actually going on in their amazing brains. We share science-backed techniques for smart revision, helping make exam prep that little bit easier.

Building a Resilient Brain
Versions for Ages 7-14 | KS2, KS3

Explore the science of resilience and mental health self-care techniques, in an engaging, hands-on and age appropriate way. For KS2 we look at how to control the emotions and talk about your feelings, while with KS3 we add topics like dealing with stress and anxiety at school and introduce common mental health conditions such as depression.

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Science and Creativity
Versions for Ages 7-16 | KS2, KS3, KS4

This hands-on session introduces students to the links between science and art, and the importance of creativity for STEM careers as they get the chance to unleash their own creative abilities!


Hands-on Science Workshops

Seeing is believing! Astound young minds with science fun, experiments and illusions that highlight their amazing brains in action. Available live in-person, online or as a package with our science shows for schools, these interactive science workshops are great for smaller groups - perhaps as part of an end of term science class or a fun science club. Or Building a Resilient Brain is perfect for a wellbeing week or PSHE lessons focused on mental health and wellbeing. They typically run for 30-45mins to suit your timetable, or can be extended to an hour with Q&A and we always tailor the content for the target age group.


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Get a free taster of our most popular science show for schools, That's Non-Sense!


Thank you so much for coming down to do the science shows for us. Everyone had an amazing time and we would definitely love to have you back again. 

Amy Seales, Family Programme Coordinator
The Royal Institution of Great Britain. 


This interactive game show uses demos, experiments and quizzes to show how our brains trick us into making irrational decisions every day. The audience will learn to navigate the quirks of their brains and identify unconscious biases to make smarter choices

Can you crack puzzles solved by chimps, parrots and dolphins? Are you smarter than a slime mould? By exploring the range of abilities held by our animal relatives, this fun show throws light on the difficulties of defining intelligence, and the importance of fair tests.  

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A whirlwind introduction to the amazing brain and nervous system, packed with memorable large scale demos, Hack Your Brain is sure to be a highlight of any STEM event or school science week!

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Discover how the brain changes when we learn new things in this interactive science show for schools. Through a series of memory games and quizzes, we explore how memories are stored in the brain, and cover tips and tricks for making the most of their memories.

Find out what happens when we learn and how are memories stored in the brain, through memory games, quizzes and interactive activities for the whole audience. By learning about learning students can make the most of their memories and improve exam prep with smart revision techniques.

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Explore the wonderful world of our senses, and the tricks they play on us. Prepare to be amazed by multi-sensory tricks & visual illusions in this demo-packed exploration of your amazing brain and senses- including a few you didn't know you had!

Spectacular Science Shows

Explore exactly what it means to be ‘normal’, and whether such a thing exists at all. We dive into statistics, genetics, evolution and brain plasticity as we discover the huge amounts of variability that exist in the human population – and perhaps how this impacts on biomedical research and discovery.

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A delighted child flexes his bicep, connected to his dad's arm via electrodes and wires. Science presenter Ginny Smith smiles in the background

We celebrate curiosity and make learning fun!

Our science shows & workshops:

  • Link to the UK curricula

  • Highlight the importance of learning and thinking scientifically

  • Include time for Q&A - we love answering your questions on the brain!

  • Are interactive, engaging, and great fun

We believe STEM is for everyone

At Braintastic! Science we pride ourselves on:

  • Accessible and inclusive content

  • Tailoring our shows to your specific needs

  • The diversity of our presenters who are all fab role models (and many are women in STEM)

  • Smashing stereotypes- no 'mad scientists' with wild hair and lab coats here!

A diverse family audience holds their noses during a Braintastic! Science show
A woman on stage at Cambridge Festival in front of images of brain scans

We follow the science

Our content is:

  • Grounded in psychology and neuroscience research

  • Packed with tips & tricks for smart revision that actually work 

  • Delivered by brain experts who really know what they are talking about

We make teachers' lives easy

Why not book us as:

  • Activities for science week

  • A hassle-free alternative to a school trip

  • Exam prep - smart revision techniques

  • PSHE lessons or drop down days

  • Fun end of term activities

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