Tectonic Earth Show
Event type: show
Location: Attenborough Studio
Suitable for: Key Stage 4 (ages 14-16), key stage 3 (ages 11-14)
Capacity: 90 students
Duration: 30 minutes
£3 per student
This show was previously called 'Rocks the House'
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.
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.
Curriculum links: Science - Earth and atmosphere; Geography - Human and physical geography
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|3 February 2020||10.30-11.15, 11.30-12.15, 12.30-13.15, 13.30-14.15|
|24 February 2020||10.30-11.15, 11.30-12.15, 12.30-13.15, 13.30-14.15|
|9 March 2020||10.30-11.15, 11.30-12.15, 12.30-13.15, 13.30-14.15|
|10 March 2020||10.30-11.15, 11.30-12.15, 12.30-13.15, 13.30-14.15|
How to book
To check availability for a school workshop at our Museum in South Kensington, or to enquire about a group visit during the week, please use the booking enquiry form.
If you have any specific requests, please 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.
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