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Senior Phase

Visits to Glasgow Science Centre to explore our exhibitions can be supplemented with the the following Senior Phase activities:

Planetarium - The Sky's the Limit: Live astronomer-led planetarium show: By asking the right questions our knowledge of the universe has evolved dramatically. Join us to discover how we know that our tiny planet is only one of billions within an average galaxy within an expanding universe. 

IMAX - A Beautiful Planet 3D: A Beautiful Planet is a breathtaking portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet as never seen before. It presents an awe-inspiring glimpse of Earth and a hopeful look into the future of humanity.

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STEM Futures is an exciting journey of hands-on workshops and work placements, to spark an interest in STEM and make vital connections to the world of work. Find out more here

Masterclasses provide students the opportunity to gain practical lab experience working alongside practising scientists from universities and industry in a workshops designed to enhance students' practical ability and understanding.

PCR Masterclass - 6th/7th/8th September 2022

This one day workshop gives your pupils the rare opportunity to gain first-hand experience of the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) as well as undertaking Gel Electrophoresis.
Pupils will conduct a diagnostic experiment on viruses. They will also have the opportunity to discuss DNA technology with practising scientists.

The workshop is delivered in collaboration with the Medical Research Council’s University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research and takes place in the Boyd Orr Building at University of Glasgow.

  • PCR Masterclass costs £12* per pupil and runs from 0930 – 1530 on the 6th, 7th and 8th September 2022
  • Places are limited to maximum of 25 pupils per school, due to high demand for this experience
  • There is no minimum number of pupils who can attend per school

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Register your interest in future masterclasses here

*Schools in some LEA’s can access places centrally funded by their authority.  We will let you know when we respond if this applies to you.



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