Novo Science - Novel science with an interdisciplinary remit to understand and control infectious disease - educational games - public outreach - consultancy

Be a scientist for a day

Nurseries, primary schools, term  time, holiday clubs and after school clubs can be catered for

We deliver  fun science workshops, aligned with the Curriculum for Excellence.  Contact us for more details, or to book us, please  use the form below. 

We aim to educate, whilst entertaining.
We cover many aspects of the five Curriculum for Excellence key scientific areas: planet Earth, forces, electricity & waves, biological systems, materials and topical science

Fun, educational activities, delivered by practising local research scientists, with an enthusiasm for science communication.  We make science fun but we don't "dumb it down'  and we passionately believe that everyone can understand complex cutting-edge science.

Our workshops include

Bad Bugs
  • Learn about "Bad Bugs" & how to stay healthy
  • Science sleuths: become a scientist for the day
  • "Dino DNA" Isolate DNA from the bacteria in dinosaur poo
  • Measure the speed of light & other cool experiments
  • Learn what makes soil & how plants grow in it
  • Learn about our Earth

Much more - please contact us as we can customise workshops, shows, experiments or activities to match your curriculum

We bring science into your school 
We are Disclosure Scotland checked 
What do we charge?

Flexible pricing to suit individual classes or the entire school:
£125 for 45 min activity (10 min between groups)
£300 for half day activities
£500 for full day activities 
We can customise multiple activities, for all age ranges, as per your requirements.
When will you need to pay?
We will send you a booking confirmation and an invoice.  This would need to be paid within 30 days and before your visit.
How far will we travel?
Currently, we routinely only cover Edinburgh and parts of West Lothian. However, do get in touch, if your school is out-with these zones, as we may be able to travel to Midlothian and East Lothian, depending on existing commitments.

Do schools have to provide any equipment?

Two small tables are essential as is somewhere to hang two A1 posters, which the children can access.  A computer and projector would be fantastic, so we can hook our microscopes up and allow all to see, but this is not essential.

How can you book us?

If you know what activity you'd like to book, please fill out this form and we'll be in touch.  If you'd like some more information on our activities, please get in touch via e-mail or telephone and we'll be happy to advise you.

Please enter your contact details and we'll be in touch regarding our availability
Duration of activity
40 min
Half day
Full day
Time you would like us to start
How long do we need to set a workshop up?
We need at least 30 min, without children present, to set up.

What is our cancellation policy?
Please see our terms and conditions.
Do teachers have to stay with the students?
Yes!  Novo Science will at no point, be responsible for the group and must not be left without an appropriate, trained member of your school's staff.  Our risk assessments are based on one class of up to 35 students with one teacher.


We are not currently providing routine school visits but we can most likely customise a workshop to fit in with your school activities or curriculum.  Please contact us with any ideas that you have and we can help you add some real science.
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