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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 By request throughout the year (the lorries are very popular so please provide at least 3 months notice)
Duration Typically, starting from 11am or later and 3 x 1-hour sessions (flexible around timetable)
Location In your school/college

The Lab in a LorryKingston University brings interactive science to schools in our two mobile laboratories. Our Lab in a Lorry programme delivers STEM taster sessions that are fun, hands-on and interactive, directly to learners. Our mobile science labs visit primary and secondary schools, colleges and community groups across London and Surrey.

Please see below our range of curriculum linked Lab in a Lorry STEM taster sessions. Please complete our booking form to enquire about a Lab in a Lorry visit.

If you are looking to cover STEM subjects in greater depth and use a wider range of university facilities why not visit us in our STEM Outreach Centre at the Kingston University Penrhyn Road Campus. 

Key Stage 2

  • Biology focus - Pupils learn about techniques scientists use to learn more about humans and other living things.
  • The Environment - Pupils learn how scientists and engineers can provide a sustainable future.
  • Physics in motion - Pupils learn about forces and motion using Lego and dynakars.
  • STEM careers - Pupils learn about the wide variety of STEM careers available and the skills they need.

Key Stage 3 and 4

  • Chemistry focus - Pupils learn about chemistry fundamentals through a range of activities involving chemical elements, reactions and analysis.
  • Biology focus - Pupils learn about biology fundamentals through a range of activities exploring human anatomy, cell structure and DNA.
  • Physics and Engineering - Pupils learn how physics concepts transfer to engineering by investigating the effects of forces and motion.
  • Forensics - Pupils learn how forensic scientists use scientific techniques to solve crimes.
  • STEM Careers - Pupils learn about the wide variety of STEM courses and careers available and the skills they need.

Key Stage 5

  • Practical chemistry skills - Students will apply and develop key practical skills to learn more about chemical analysis.
  • Biological skills taster - Students will develop skills and knowledge to learn more about biology in practice.
  • Practical physics - Students will apply mathematical principles to develop their understanding of physical concepts.

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For more details, please contact us using schoolsandcolleges@kingston.ac.uk.

Contact us

Education Liaison
Tel: +44 (0)7917 000093
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Contact us

Education Liaison
Tel: +44 (0)7917 000093
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."