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Lab in a Lorry

Age group Any (year 3 upwards)
Activity type Subject specific (STEM)
Group size Maximum 10 per session for 1 lorry, 20-30 for 2 lorries (dependent on student ages) 
When On request throughout the year
Duration Typically, starting 10:30am or later and 3 x 1 hour sessions (flexible around timetable)
Location In your school/college

Lab in a lorryKingston has invested in two mobile laboratories that can come to your school/college to deliver hands-on, practical STEM learning using the latest equipment and supported by university students studying STEM subjects. We will discuss the content of the sessions with you to ensure they are bespoke to the needs of your group and support students' learning in school/college, however here is a sample of the type of activities we have delivered to date.

Primary visit example activities

  • Nutrition: Anatomical model, sugar in food/drink, measuring sugar levels in food using refractometers, digestion experiment, where food comes from
  • Forensic science: CSI-style murder investigation using fingerprints, chromatography and light microscopes
  • Materials Science: Bridge building and materials testing
  • Heart and exercise: Effects of exercise on blood pressure and heart rate, heart rate of different animals

Pupils using microscopeSecondary/college visits

  • Biology carousel: Floid fluorescence miscroscope, light microscopes and body/insect samples, electrocardiogram (ECG) and heart anatomy, anatomical model
  • Microscopy: Floid fluorescence miscroscope, light microscopes and body/insect samples, USB and exhibition microscope looking at structures

Please note we are now fully booked for this academic year, however we are accepting bookings for Autumn term 2017.

Contact us

Education Liaison
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 6316
Email us

Contact us

Education Liaison
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 6316
Email us

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Pupil, The Kingston Academy

"I really liked this and hope to be a forensic scientist at university"

Science coordinator, Southville Junior school

"The kids and staff absolutely loved it and had a fantastic time"

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