X-raying materials – three pioneers of Crystallography, and three scientific missions

This workshop embeds stories of scientific discoveries by Rosalind Franklin, Kathleen Lonsdale and Dorothy Hodgkin into a fun, engaging performance. The children travel on their own voyage of discovery: solving puzzles, asking questions, making predictions, and performing tests. The workshop is visually impactful: they will see things they wouldn’t otherwise see, including crystals with a microscope, and the diffraction of light through gratings. It includes curriculum content such as the behaviours of matter and light, atoms, mathematical thinking, and key stage skills. 

In our live, interactive workshop, children learn responsively, repeating experiments and working together to investigate the links between changes in input and output.

Online teaching resources support this session, so that the discovery can continue back in the classroom. 


To book a workshop for your school, email: stemsisters@hmdtmusic.org.uk

or call: 020 8882 8825.


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