Home Educators Session – Sink or Float

Event Details


In the first of our watery STEM sessions, we will explore why things float, how we can change how they float and what materials will float on other materials. Find out if similar objects float in the same way, or how you can make a floating object from sinking materials!

Take part in the sink and float experiment and then test your design skills as you attempt to make a sea-worthy cargo ship!

Suitable for children from 7-11 years.  Children may be accompanied or may be left.




This session forms part of our special programme, just for home educated young learners, with weekly sessions of hands-on activities.

The sessions will last approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes and each week will be based on a different curriculum topic.  Overall, topics ranges from ‘Plane Sailing’ (Can it fly? Why does it fly? If it can fly – how far can it fly? – an engineering journey) to ‘It’s Raining STEM’ (Discover how we can predict rainfall, and why we might need to know when and how much rain is going to fall), and lots in between.  We will also have some free exploration time on a set of COVID-safe exhibits.

The programme will begin from week commencing on Friday 21st May, starting at 2.30pm and will run for 1 hour and 45 minutes.  The programme will consist of 8 “standard” sessions and  a final ‘STEM Party’ session to celebrate the end of this term.

Discounted Block Booking

The sessions cost £15 on an individual basis or a block booking for all nine sessions is £120/child, offering a significant discount.

These would be fully refundable, should we be required to close down again due to the on-going COVID pandemic.


COVID protocols

Our COVID-safe protocols are driven by government requirements and include face covering, hand sanitation, socially distanced tables for one “bubble” only, thorough cleaning between groups visiting the Centre, ventilation and workplace testing for staff.