School science shows - Planning your day

Each session can be from 40 minutes to all day.



A typical Primary day timetable is something like:

9:15 to 10:00

10:00 to 10:45

11:00 to 11:45

1:30 to 2:15

2:15 to 3:00.


Often it is one class in the morning and one in the afternoon or three classes spread over the day.

A morning only visit can be one class all morning, two classes having half of the morning each or three classes having a third each.

A typical Secondary school visit involves six sessions of 40 minutes.

As you can tell, the timetable is up to you,

I will arrive at your school at around 8:20am.


In a classroom or lab - with a cleared space in the centre and the audience in a semicircle, classrooms and labs are fine for shows to audiences of around 30.

In a school hall - halls are good for audiences of up to 100 but fewer is always better if you want to include handling of animals.

In a lecture theatre - The Big Bug Lecture Theatre Show is a fact-packed, fun-filled, exciting, maybe scary show that includes volunteers from the audience. A show designed for large audiences in a lecture theatre.