Earth science show - Rocks the House

Learn about the powerful interactions that cause volcanoes and earthquakes in this action-packed science show.

This show is free and has curriculum links appropriate for KS3 students.

Pre-visit information and curriculum links PDF (936.7 KB)

Students will learn how plate interactions shape landscapes, generate earthquakes and form volcanoes. This provides a dramatic context to support teaching of the rock cycle.

Students and teachers are invited to join in fun demonstrations, such as shouldering the weight of the world’s tectonic plates and getting to grips with the geophysics of cold custard.

Dates: go to the events calendar to find forthcoming dates

Booking: book in advance by calling the Museum booking team on +44 (0)20 7942 5555.

Capacity: 60 students

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School bookings

Book all school activities in advance on +44 (0)20 7942 5555. Lines are open Monday-Friday from 8.30-16.00 during term time and 10.00-13.00 in the holidays.

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