The Little Story Telling Company

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D11862
  • Science, Technology, Maths

    Science, Technology, Maths

Contact Details:
01953 860080
Contact Email:
tlstc@outlook.com
Website:
www.thelittlestorytellingcompany.co.uk/
Address:
9 Church Street New Buckenham Norwich

To inspire children with a love of science to stimulate their imaginations and encourage a love of reading. "I provide a number of activities in various locations including a DNA Detectives workshop...

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‘DNA Detectives – The Stone Age’
A fantastic workshop to introduce the topic of the Stone Age to children. In this workshop pupils will: Find out what DNA is, where we find it in the body, how big DNA is and how we can use DNA to answer questions about our past Discover an ancient skeleton in a cave Dress up as forensic archaeologists with overalls, face masks, gloves and head torches to explore the site Uncover artifacts from the grave, compare them with a timeline to determine which period of the Stone Age they are from Identify whether the skeleton is male or female Identify how the individual died Find out what the artifacts can tell us about the Stone Age and what they can tell us about the individual Collect teeth and bone samples for DNA analysis Use Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA analysis to determine which pupil is descended from the skeleton! In addition to the workshop, if required, pupils can make clay pots and decorate them with stone tools, make paints out of natural ingredients and use them to make cave paintings; they can also make Stone Age tools.
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 4 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
4
14
A Pirate Adventure
Sunday 20th September 10:00-11:30am and 2:00-3:30pm New Buckenham Village Hall Aims: To encourage and inspire children’s love of reading, stories and their imagination. To teach them about acids and alkalis. To encourage their creativity. To get children working together as a team to solve a series of tasks. To support numeracy skills in a fun way. Children will listen and participate in the story, ‘A Pirate Adventure’.They will work together in various challenges to find the treasure. This will involve science, numeracy and physical elements. Children will then build and decorate their own pirate ship, make a parrot from fruit and veg for their snack, participate in an acid/alkali experiment and carry out a treasure hunt with their own treasure maps!
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 4 - 10
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
4
10
DNA Detectives
To inspire children with a love of science to stimulate their imaginations and encourage a love of reading. To introduce children to the basics of DNA. Children take part in various activities during the two hour session - Practical Experiments to extract DNA, Colouring in, Problem solving in a crime scene.
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 5 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
5
14
DNA Detectives – The Stone Age
In this workshop children will: - Find out what DNA is, where we find it in the body, how Big DNA is and how we can use DNA to answer questions about our past - Find out about mitochondrial DNA and how we can use this to trace our ancestors - Discover an ancient skeleton in a cave - Dress up as forensic archaeologists with overalls, face masks, gloves and head torches to explore the site - Uncover artefacts from the grave and compare them with a timeline to determine which period of the Stone Age they are f from - Identify whether the skeleton is male or female - Identify how the individual died - Find out what the artefacts can tell us about the Stone Age and what they can tell us about the individual - Collect teeth and bone samples for DNA analysis - Use Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA analysis to determine which child attending the workshop is descended from the skeleton!
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 7 - 12
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
7
12
Easter Session ‘The Story of the Easter Bunny’
I perform multi-sensory stories for children which include science experiments. I also use stories to explain difficult scientific concepts to children such as inheritance, evolution and natural selection. I also run scientific workshops for children teaching them about DNA. Special Easter Session ‘The Story of the Easter Bunny’. The session will include a story, craft, science experiment and Easter egg hunt.
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 4 - 10
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
4
10
Planets & Rockets workshop
Children watch a video about the size of the planets, write a mnemonic to remember the order of the planet from the sun. They are split into groups for the different planets and have to gather information about the number of moons a planet has, how long it takes to orbit the sun and how long a day is. We play a game of ‘planet top trumps’ to compare the information. We also use a template to make models of planets of the correct relative size (using play dough) to work out which is the biggest/smallest planet. We also look at the relative distances of the planets from the sun and use them to complete our own orbit. In some workshops the children will also be making vinegar and bicarbonate of soda rockets. They will also watch me blast off some larger rockets. In addition we will be trying real space food and colouring in rocket gliders.
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 6 - 12
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
6
12
Ultimate Aliens
The aim is to demonstrate to children through a story about Aliens the scientific concepts of natural selection, evolution and inheritance. I tell the children the story of ‘Ultimate Aliens’. We blast off into space and observe the aliens (played by the children) found on the planet. They have different coloured wigs, noses and ears. Their different adaptations help them survive predators, disease, food shortages and One Direction! We observe some alien babies and look at the features they have inherited from their parents and how the population has changed over one generation. The story is used to demonstrate evolution, natural selection and inheritance. This story has been designed to fit with the National Programme of Study for Year 6 ‘Evolution & Inheritance’.
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 6 - 12
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
6
12