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That's Non-Sense! science show 

Explore the wonderful world of our senses, and the tricks they play on us. Prepare to be amazed by tricks & illusions in this demo-packed exploration of your brain and senses.

The surprising science of the senses

Ages 7-11 | KS2

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Sound on!

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

Think you see with your eyes and taste with your tongue? Ever wondered why you get dizzy when you spin? How many senses do you even have? Prepare to be amazed and confounded by illusions in this demo-packed exploration of your amazing brain, as we discover your senses aren’t quite as simple as they seem… 

  • Movement that isn’t really there 

  • Your brain’s role in unscrambling sounds 

  • How important smell is for your sense of taste 

  • Why chillies make you feel like your tongue is on fire 

  • How crossing your hands can baffle your brain 

  • That you have more senses than you might think… 

  • Senses (KS1) 

  • Light / the Eye (KS1/KS2) 

  • Sound / the Ears (KS1/KS2) 

  • Naming the 5 main senses and corresponding organs 

  • Understanding that the brain is as important for sensing the world as our sense organs are 

  • Knowing that we have more than 5 senses 

  • Improving interest in and engagement with science 

  • Live in-person: £495 
    Extra shows on the same day: £145/show
    or add workshops at £95 each.  

  • Online / virtual show: £195 
    Add live Q&A with a brain expert: £45

  • The show runs for around 45 minutes, which means it fits well into a 50- or 60-minute timetable slot.

  • Our presenters love doing Q & A and are always happy to include this at the end of a show if time allows.

  • We will need: A screen and a microphone (if your venue is large).

  • Interactive, engaging and fun science show

  • Perfect science week activity, end of term treat or science assembly

  • Fabulous presenters with a background in brain science

  • Rave reviews from teachers, students and top science festivals

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Thank you so much for coming down to do the show 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. 

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