Discover more about forces and learn how the combination of gravity, a 30 metre drop and 85 kilometres per hour affects your body! Then enjoy the rest of your day experiencing the science behind Alton Towers Resort's biggest rollercoasters!
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After a hugely successful 2013 and 2014, National Science and Engineering Week will be exploding to life at the Alton Towers Resort in 2015!
In 2015, there will be many fantastical shows and workshops taking place that are suitable for both primary and secondary school pupils
Bookings now being taken for 2015!
Show location: The Chapel in The TowersThis presenter-led interactive show looks at the night sky linking to the “Earth and Beyond” curriculum components of QCA Science Unit 5E. Topics include star colours light and dark, motion of the Earth, and star navigations. All shows finish with a breath-taking 360° astronomy film which will immerse and tingle all your senses, so sit back and enjoy the ride!
Show location: The Towers SuiteFeel the friction, mess with magnets and get to grips with gravity.Who is the most attractive? Do heavy things really fall faster? Is there gravity on the moon? Action and reaction, speed and energy take you out of this world to discover that forces feel very different in space and at the Alton Towers Theme Park in this hands-on 360 degree show!
Ever wanted to see what Oblivion looked like before it was built? Have you ever wanted to hear from a ride expert? Visit our Ride Archive display and you will be given exclusive access to drawings, footage, models and mood boards telling you the story from start to finish of our world-first rollercoasters.
Using your National Science Week map, venture around the Theme Park to marked rides where you will be able to find the answers to your quest. You can pick up your Ride Quest sheet on arrival at Guest Services. Once you have completed the Quest sheet, post it on Towers Street before you leave for your chance to win an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour for our new world beating rollercoaster for your class!
Show location: Corporate Hospitality SuiteDiscover how our new attraction, The Smiler, works in The Science of Rollercoasters: Live. Step into our workshop and learn how the combination of gravity, a 30 metre drop and a speed of 85 kilometres per hour affects your body! We will also look at the designs and affects of our other thrilling Rollercoasters such as Oblivion and Rita.
Location: Chapel in the TowersThis presenter-led interactive show looks at the night sky linking to the “Earth and Beyond” curriculum components of QCA Science Unit 5E. Topics include star colours light and dark, motion of the Earth, and star navigations. All shows finish with a breath-taking 360° astronomy film which will immerse and tingle all your senses, so sit back and enjoy the ride!Key Stage 3 only
To celebrate National Science Week, we broke the official Guinness World Record for the Largest Practical Science Lesson! A massive 927 pupils assembled on the Theme Park to participate in the captivating class!
We are pleased to announce that we will be attempting to break another Guinness World Record. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest in our record attempt.
On Friday 27th March, Alton Towers Resort will attempt to break the record of the world’s largest science-based treasure hunt, and your school are invited to be a part of it!
Record Attempt Itinerary
During the event your school will be provided with answers sheets and portable electronic devices. These devices will show your class where to go in order to find their answers. The treasure hunt is expected to take approximately 1 hour to complete. Each school that enters will receive a certificate if the record is successfully broken plus there will be a prize for the first group back to the Arena!
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