Rocks the House

Event information

Event type: show

Location: Attenborough Studio

Suitable for: Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14), key stage 4 (ages 14-16)

Capacity: 90 students

Duration: 30 minutes

Ticket prices:

£3 per student
Booking required

Learn about the powerful interactions that shape our planet in this action-packed science show.

Students will discover how tectonic plate interactions happen over different time scales, shaping landscapes, and how these processes can have profound effects on humans.

They will explore the mechanisms of plate tectonics by exploring the geological processes at plate boundaries, from constructive ocean ridges, destructive subduction zones and dangerous transform faults.

Students and teachers will have the chance to take part in fun demonstrations, such as shouldering the weight of the world's tectonic plates, getting to grips with the geophysics of cold custard and making an earthquake.

Curriculum links: Science - Earth and atmosphere; Geography - Human and physical geography

Pre-visit information and curriculum links PDF (63KB)

This show is designed for KS3 and KS4 Geography classes, and can be used as an exciting introduction to physical geography or to consolidate learning.

Event dates
6 March 2019 10.30-11.00, 11.30-12.00, 12.30-13.00, 13.30-14.00
7 March 2019 10.30-11.00, 11.30-12.00
8 March 2019 10.30-11.00, 11.30-12.00, 12.30-13.00, 13.30-14.00
27 March 2019 10.30-11.00, 11.30-12.00, 12.30-13.00, 13.30-14.00
28 March 2019 10.30-11.00, 11.30-12.00
29 March 2019 10.30-11.00, 11.30-12.00, 12.30-13.00, 13.30-14.00
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How to book

To check workshop availability at our Museum in South Kensington, kindly call our school bookings team on +44(0)20 7942 5555.

Please read the pre-booking checklist (pdf 69kB) before you phone.

Lines are open Monday-Friday from 8.30-16.00.

Please read our payment and cancellation conditions before booking.

Essential information

Everything you need to know for a smooth-running day, from where to go for lunch to completing a risk assessment.