This half day school trip has been designed to answer many of the questions we receive from students and teachers.
Many students love learning science but they don’t know the full range of careers available to them at the end of their exams. Others believe science is only for those with high grades however this is not true, there are a huge range of jobs that value a wide range of skills from their workforce.
This school trip offers a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the scientists at work in Liverpool Science Park and introduces students to what they REALLY do all day!
Liverpool Science Park
We are very easy to find! The main reception to Liverpool Science Park is at the base of the Cathedral steps on Mount Pleasant.
(Please note that the Cathedral has 3 entrances on 3 different streets).
Arrival and Introduction
Students are greeted by our friendly reception team and shown to ‘The Studio’ where their introduction to the world of science begins.
Students receive a group welcome talk from one of our scientists, providing an overview on what life is really like as a scientist. This talk will aim to answer the below questions that we frequently receive from our students:
This talk will include a very brief overview of a range of different careers and students will work together to discuss what attributes are necessary for different roles.
After the introduction students will have the very rare opportunity of visiting the working laboratories and clinics at Liverpool Science Park. Groups of 10 or more students will be split into smaller groups and rotate around the facilities to provide students with the opportunity to speak with individual scientists in a smaller group.
Infectious Disease Laboratory
Let your students see ‘real world’ science first hand! Students will enter the laboratory and meet a scientist performing their own work. Students will receive an overview on the techniques underway and the opportunity to look down the microscopes and explore the laboratory environment. The experiments available will depend upon the age of the students within the group.
Molecular Biology Laboratory
Students will see protein analysis being undertaken in this very relaxed working laboratory. Give your students the opportunity to speak with real scientists in a small group and learn what their working life is REALLY like.
Enter our clinic and meet one of our specialist respiratory nurses to learn about patient care and medical research (a role which covers both the clinic and the laboratory) for a world of scientific research that students might not have previously considered. Students will be able to try their hand at palpitation and percussion of the lungs whilst in the clinic and will have the opportunity to talk with our nurses in a small group setting.
Our cardiovascular clinic offers an introduction to the world of sports science. Students will learn about how patients’ cardiac performance is assessed and will have the opportunity to perform an ECG to look at the electrical signals in the heart.
This interactive school trip offers students the opportunity to see beyond the classroom to a range of careers that are only usually available to graduates.
This trip is available for groups of 20 – 60 students.