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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


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 - ever heard of proprioception? Prepare to be amazed and confounded by mind blowing 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

  • 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/school
    Add live Q&A with a brain expert: £45
    For festivals/large audiences or multiple days please get in touch

  • Our science live shows run for around 45 minutes, fitting well into a 50- or 60-minute timetable slot.

  • We love answering questions about our amazing brains and our expert presenters are always happy to include Q&A if time allows.

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

  • Interactive, engaging and fun science show for schools

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

  • Fabulous expert presenters with a background in brain science

  • Rave reviews from teachers, students and top science festivals


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. 

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