Emma Ranade is qualified science teacher and is passionate about getting primary children excited about practical science. She founded Fab Science to give every child the opportunity to get stuck in and be a scientist. Fab Science has delivered in-school workshops, events, parties and holiday activities to thousands of children. She designs every activity to stretch children's scientific thinking and spark curiosity...as well as being heaps of fun!
‘School of Water Wizardry’ We dance as water molecules, forming ice and explaining density; We prove teachers wrong by taking water sub-zero; We stretch, bend and split water. When we’re ready, we’ll blow it up! Everyone graduates. Typically one hour, demo-based show suitable for primary, KS 3 & 4, family or large audiences.
I give lectures (6th form to adult) on this history of science, technology and medicine in London. I also give tours for small groups in London on a variety of historical characters from within these subjects. Their strange adventures and curious personalities make their stories surprising and entertaining. You don't need to be a scientist to enjoy them. The last two years I have been researching the history of engineering in Europe, aspects of which I can cover in lectures.
Current shows include FARTOLOGY: A hilarious journey through the human body packed with physics, chemistry and biology, huge whoopee cushions and the world's loudest fart machine GASTRONAUT EXTREME/SCIENCE YOU CAN EAT: A spectacular show about the science of food, full of edible chemical reactions and vortex canons DOGOLOGY/CATOLOGY Fascinating quirks of canine and feline science with a tame robot SCIENCE OF SWEETS: A demo-packed adventure into the science of sweets, snacks, and gum
Dinosaurs are a fascination and an inspiration for children. Our hands-on, interactive workshops feature genuine and replica fossils from our museum in Hull. The artefacts include teeth, claws, even a genuine dinosaur egg! Highlight of the presentation is a full size replica Allosaur skull (sharp, scary teeth!) Children are told the exciting stories of the fossils then have the chance to touch and handle the artefacts.
Health and Safety advice for science festivals, high-profile stage shows and demonstrations, including reviewing risk assessments. I’ve won repeated commissions for my proactive approach at bridging the gap between what a performer wants to do and legal H&S obligations. My risk assessments and H&S processes are trusted as being thorough by both my firework and science communication colleagues. Previous clients include Cheltenham Festivals and Greg Foot.
Featured at the The London Science Museum, The Cheltenham Science Festival, British Science Week, Forum Départemental des Sciences (Lille), and many schools 'The Brain Game' is a flexible set of fun activities that can be reconfigured for a wide range of participants. It gets people to pass messages around in a way that shows how brain cells work; it recruits the audience to play the part of axons; and it is a very exciting game! https://sites.google.com/site/mcoath/projects/the-brain-game
Developed for hands-on activities in small groups 'Supermarket Scientist' shows that almost anything that can be bought in a supermarket can be used to do science. Everything is 100% repeatable with everyday items (and a bit of adult supervision), no cheating by bringing along liquid nitrogen, or any such exotic stuff! https://sites.google.com/site/mcoath/projects/the-supermarket-scientist