Workshops

Inspiring science after school or at home!​

Autumn Camp  1:  5th - 9th October 2020             Hogwarts`s Magic!  (FULLY BOOKED)

Autumn Camp  2:  12th - 16th October 2020        Hogwarts`s Magic! (FULLY BOOKED)

Discover the magic of science at our very special school for witches and wizards! Taking inspiration from J.K Rowling`s Harry Potter. Take part in potions class, try out divination, visit Olivanders wand shop attend a lesson in care of magical creatures and much more! Try out for the Quidditch team and even take part in our triwizard tournament!

Date: 5-9th / 12 - 16th Oct 2020

Time: 9:30am -  16:30pm. 

Location: Wollishofen GZ

Theme: Hogwart`s Magic

Cost: 595CHF

Lunch: Optional (20CHF per day)

Dear Parents of Camp. You should have now recieved an email detailing our magical science and sport programme! attached to the email is a document with all the important information about the week. If you haven`t recieved it please check your junk mail or email us  and we will send it to you.

Please note: 

  • No nuts at camp - please do not bring them for snacks as some children have a severe nut allergy.

  • Home lunch: If you have chosen not to take our Spark Science lunch option please let us know if you would not be happy for your child to make edible potions / experiments. 

  • Defence against the dark arts: For children over 8 and those with parental permission we will have the opportunity to learn some self defence including kickboxing skills and fitness. Please discuss with us any concerns you may have.

IMPORTANT:

Care of Magical Creatures trip: We are going to SchlangenZoo, Eschlikon - this is a very exciting opportunity to handle, feed and discover the enchanting beauty of snakes up close and led by experts. 


Camp 1: Thursday 15th October. Meet at 9:00 - our workshop is booked for 11:00 and we must leave for the train at 9:15am

Camp 2: Tuesday 13th October. normal drop off. Later pick up. 16:45. Our workshop is booked for the afternoon so no rush in the morning.

 

Science Workshops:

Every day we offer exciting, interactive, engaging science and STEAM workshops! It all fits in with the camp theme as we delve into some serious science depth! Our workshops are so much fun the children don't even realise they are learning! All the workshops are differentiated for our different ages that we have at camp! Past workshops have included: rocket launch, Ice cream factory, constructing bird feeders and worm farms, halloween potions, fireworks, hot ice sculptures, candle factory, thermometer making, fastest ski slope, making candy crystals and much more!

Sports:

We offer a variety of sports lead by fun loving sports teachers including basketball, football, tag rugby, gymnastics, archery, table tennis, badminton, dance and yoga! The sports are based on the children´s preferences and we encourage them to try different things to discover what they enjoy - after all it is their holidays and sport is meant to be fun!

Trips:

Every camp week we offer an exciting and thematically relevant ​trip. We have been to Technorama, Hergli Glasi glass blowing museum where we blew our own glass ball to take home and Zurich Zoo at our Halloween camp where we visited the "creepy" animals to discover that there really isn't anything to be scared of at all! 

Free Choice: 

Relax and enjoy stimulating activities with friends. Activities include: Adventure playground, chess, giant jenga, various games, science crafts, art, books, and mini experiments.

Lunch and Snacks: Warm, nutritious and delicious home cooked meals and snacks (lunch is optional and not included in the main price).

Past dishes have included: lasagne, pasta bake, mild creamy curry, creamed spinach and rice, sweet potato stew, cannelloni and packed lunches for the trip day. Snacks include: fruit and vegetables, humus dips, cottage cheese, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, cereal bars.

STEM focus

Programmes are designed to provide opportunites for the development of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematical skills

Spark Science workshops:

Join us throughout the year with our engaging, exciting and educational one-off workshops designed to capture children's imagination and instil a love of learning from an early age. Come and discover the science behind bath bombs! Experiment with slime and all its variants! Make bouncy balls and investigate their properties! Design and pour Christmas candles or soap! Make instant ice cream using the power of science and much more! To keep updated about all our events and workshops why not subscribe to our newsletter?!

Up and coming workshops:

Candle Lab

Wednesday 15th Jan. 15:30 - 16:30

35 CHF. Age: 7+

Discover states of matter and changes of state between solids, liquid and gas as we design and create our very own Christmas candles! Children will craft their own candle holders to display their masterpiece!

Location:

Holmes Place, Oberrieden

Slime Lab

2nd Tuesday of each month from Jan 2020

16:30 - 17:30.

20 CHF. Age: 4-11. 

Investigate incredible properties of materials and experiment with your own lab made slime! We have a different theme each month!

January: Fluffy Snow Slime!

March: Rainbow Glitter slime! 

April: Magnetic Slime

Location:

Wollishofen GZ, Bachstrasse 7, 8038. Saal 20 (Ground floor)

Science Workshops

4th Tuesday of every month. 

16:30 . 17:30

An opportunity to come and try out one of our workshops. We do different things each month such as rainbow tubes, bath bombs, candles, soaps, slime, and much more. Discover the science and get creative!

Location:

Wollishofen GZ, Bachstrasse 7, 8038. Saal 20 (Ground floor)

One off workshops:

Spark Science 6 week programme:

Spark Science have a new and unique set of 6 consecutive workshops for children aged from 7-11 years aimed at developing passion for science and STEAM based learning. Our exciting programme complements and extends the existing school curriculum with hands-on activities, spectacular demos and incredible learning experiences. Throughout the programme we build on knowledge of scientific concepts and experimental techniques giving children an in-depth and exciting introduction to the magical world of lab science!

What will my child learn and discover in this programme?

Fire safety

Discover how to safety light a Bunsen burner!

Learn how to stay safe in the lab, recognise hazards and achieve your Bunsen burner license!

Magical mixtures

Discover acids and alkalis by mixing rainbows!

Uncover the differences between substances by using scientific skills to prepare our own indicator. Have fun with rainbow colours and mixing to make neutral! 

Kitchen Chemistry

What is the scientific method?

Discover the perfect recipe by experimenting with variables, develop important scientific skills such as measuring, predicting and evaluating. Learn about the science of spun sugar and take home delicious cotton candy!

Perfect Polymers

Create your own bouncy ball and discover amazing properties of materials

We investigate uses and properties of material such as superabsorbant polymers and discover the uses spherification as we create our own slime strands!

DNA Discovery!

What makes me unique?

Observe cells and discover why we are are different. In this exciting workshop​ we will extract DNA and observe cells through a microscope!

Luminous Light

Engineer a periscope!

Design and create your own spy toy using the law of reflection to snoop around corners! We investigate how light travels and the colours it is made from!

Past Events

26th October / 27th October. 10:30am

Halloween pottery party

Witness a magical halloween show with dry ice before making beautiful halloween themed pottery at Creative You! Ages 4-10 years.

Location:

Creative You. Thalwil

Wednesday 30th October. 16:30 - 18:00

Halloween at Holmes Place

16:30 - 18:00. Ages: 4-10

Make amazing halloween crafts, play games, dress up and witness an incredible halloween science show!

Location:

Holmes Park Place, Seestrasse 97, 8942 Oberrieden

Thursday 31st October. 19:30 - Late

Ladies night at Creative You

20CHF entry includes two spooky cocktails. Choose to create a magic bowl or another pottery piece starting from 39CHF!

Location:

Creative You. Alte Landstrasse 144, 

Thalwil, 8800

The Hot Air Balloon Adventures! (Passed event)

Book Reading and Science Workshop with Emma Thornton from Spark Science and Annahita de la Mare, author of The Hot Air Balloon Adventure Stories. SOLD OUT!

We read “The Start of Something Big” and  “The Perfect Day” - beautifully illustrated books for 4-7 years olds encouraging children to be brave, to be adventurous, to apply science to every day life, and to and enjoy the great outdoors. We discussed the science behind hot air balloons with exciting demonstrations before making our very own air balloons. 

Karri W.

Nov 15, 2019

Workshop

We love Emma and Spark Science! 💕💕💕 Thank you for today!🎉🎉😃

Magdalana

Nov 15, 2019

Workshop

It was amazing, as every time! My son is over the moon. He said it was "the best day in his life" :D Thank you Emma!

Aliyah T.

Nov 13, 2019

Camp

My son loved the Science and Sports camp! It was educational and fun and he can't wait to attend another one. Highly recommend.

Karin M.

Nov 13, 2019

Camp

My 7 year old daughter had a blast at Spark Science! Emma was patient, kind and really engaging with all the kids. My daughter was excited to go every day and learn cool new things. There was also a delicious lunch provided. We will definitely be back for one of your camps again and would highly recommend

Prashasti P.

Nov 11, 2019

Rainbows and Unicorns Party

Emma was superb.. She had a packed 2 hour plan and all the experiments she did were amazing..even for adults..superb interactions and fun party we had !

Carmen B.

Nov 10, 2019

Bubbles, Bangs and Burning Party

Couldnt fault the birthday party Electric Emma hosted for 11 x 10yr olds in our home - lots of bangs, bubbles and fun experiments. She made it fun and exciting with lots of "wow" and "cool" exclamations by the kids throughout! Rave reviews from all kids and parents alike!

Lucy. O

Nov 10, 2019

Rainbows and Unicorns Party

Emma organised a wonderful Rainbows and Unicorns 6th birthday party for my daughter, the kids all had a great time! Emma kept them interested and engaged the whole time and the experiments were really fun, I would definitely recommend a Spark Science party!

Andrew D.

Nov 10, 2019

Bubbles, Bangs and Burning Party

We booked the basic party package and subzero add-on for my daughter’s 5th birthday party. The kids loved it and were fully captivated the whole time. Lots of fun. Highly recommended!

Rolla C.

Nov 10, 2019

Autumn Camp

Super educational and fun camp - Combo of science, sports, craft as well as healthy meals and snacks. Both my kids (9 and 5yo) absolutely loved it and still talk about it and the memories they made and good friends they met. Sparking Emma and her team marked them with their passion and attention to details. We will be back!

Dan B.

Nov 10, 2019

Summer Camp

My 9 year old son participated in the summer camp and had a lot of fun while learning interesting scientific facts. Emma and the whole team were great and prepared the right mix of physical and mental activities. He definitely wants to go again.

Vicki K

Nov 10, 2019

Autumn Camp

My 9 year old daughter participated in the October camp. She loved going every day and every day would return home super happy to describe her day. All the activities were well prepared and inclusive for all kids. Emma and her team were AMAZING. Every evening she sent out a recap of the day and included tons of pictures. I am sure we will be participating in a future camp. Highly recommended

Jonathon T.

Nov 10, 2019

Summer Camp

Emma‘s camp was amazing and got my daughter so excited about science that she wanted a science birthday party. Emma did that as well and it was amazing. 4 months later the kids are all still talking about it.

Herlinda M.

Nov 17, 2019

Bubbles, Bangs and Burning Party

Anybody that can keep 6 and 4 years old entretained and interested in science for 90 mins deserves a big compliment ! Emma is an amazing teacher. My daughters loved their party..the bracelet was a super nice touch for them..they still trying to figure out how to light them.. they love the fire and the colors..they want now to be scientists. Thank you for the wonderful party!

Lauren K.

Oct 28, 2019

Autumn Camp

Both my daughters ages 6 and 7 years attended the Sparks Science Camp Oct 2019.  Its the first camp that they were super excited everyday to attend.  Emma and her team are enthusiastic and happy and keep the day exciting for the kids, using their minds with all the fun experiments and then mixing it up with physical activity.  At the end of the day Emma sends out a detailed description of all they did so I could talk to them about their day.  The fact that we could continue the learning/fun even after the camp speaks volumes to their experience.  My daughters are already asking when they can go back and we will for sure be return campers! 
 

Marta V.

Oct 28, 2019

Halloween Party

Emma and her team made our daughter's 7th birthday Halloween party unforgettable! 
We wished we were kids :) She was able to stimulate their imagination by introducing the concept of key elements and helping them to do spooky potions!  Big thumbs up!
 

Heather F.

Oct 20, 2019

Autumn Camp

My 9 year old absolutely loved the camp, and couldn't get enough of the experiments. The balance with sports - and the fantastic variety and free choice was great. Daily recaps were a lovely surprise and fantastic for allowing us parents to talk more with the kids about what they learned and what they liked. We are very much looking forward to another opportunity to participate again!
 

Vladimir

Oct 19, 2019

Autumn Camp

Our kid went to a Spark Science camp during October holidays of the first school year and loved all of it: the experiments, the trips, the people, the food -- now we're all sad that we've already booked vacation over the week of the February camp, but we're definitely coming back in summer.
 

Shalini R.

Sept 16, 2019

Summer Camp

My son attended a science themed birthday party with Electric Emma and then attended a week long science and sports camp over the summer with her. The week was packed with fun, engaging and educational experiments and activities including a trip Technorama. They made slime, candy crystals, fizzy bath bombs, learned about invertebrates, magnets and lots more! My son loved every minute of it and at the end of the week he declared that Electric Emma was his favorite teacher ever. He wants her as his full time teacher and was very sad when camp ended!😊 He is looking forward to attending any camps Emma has to offer in the future. Highly recommend Emma and Spark Science to anyone looking for camps (or birthday parties) for their kids!
 

Sarah K.

Sept 8, 2019

Bubbles, Bangs and Burning Party

Amazing, amazing, amazing party for my daughters 7th birthday. Handled 15 kids between the ages of 5 and 9 with ease. Emma has a lovely style, lots of stories and explanations and had the kids captivated.
 

Celine

Sept 4, 2019

Summer Camp

My two sons aged 8 and 9 attended the sport and science summer camp in Egg. They definitely loved it! Their basic command of English was not a problem, and they enjoyed the variety of activities proposed (never imposed!). As parents, we have appreciated Emma's professionnalism -all was so well organized, and her human qualities. The daily report mailed with pictures everyday was the icing on the cake.
 

Caleb G.

Aug 30, 2019

Summer Camp

Caleb. G

My son attended a week-long Spark Science camp this past summer and had an absolute blast. He was exposed to a lot of new concepts and ideas during the camp, which fueled his enthusiasm for science. Emma's passion for science and teaching children is clear. I overheard a girl tell her mother, at the end of the second day of camp, "this was the best day of my life mom!"  Emma clearly goes the extra mile to ensure that her camps are an unforgettable experience for the children. I would send my son back in an instant.

Sarah S.

August 26, 2019

Summer Camp

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My son attended a week long camp during the summer. It was a perfect mix of learning and sport. My son really enjoyed going and excitedly came home every day and told me about the things he had learned. The trip to Technorama was also a highlight for him. Emma emailed daily with a thorough update of the days activities which I really appreciated. Emma is friendly, enthusiastic about what she does and very professional.
 

Magdelena Z.

July 30, 2019

Summer Camp

The best camp I ever saw! Everything on the very high level: organisation, fun, materials, teachers, time. Highly recommend!
 

Anne P.

July 25, 2019

Summer Camp

My girls had a great time at camp this summer. Emma and her staff were very engaging and the girls were excited to attend each day. I’m thankful to have found such a wonderful camp and we hope to return next year!
 

Annahita DLM.

July 25, 2019

Bubbles, Bangs and Burning Party

My girls (5 & 7) went to a Spark Science birthday party last weekend and they absolutely loved it. They loved all the demonstrations (especially the dry ice!), they loved having a chance to volunteer to help with "dangerous" seeming activities (completely safe and supervised of course), and thoroughly enjoyed getting their hands dirty making their own bath bombs. The fun continued at home with spark science party bags with totally retro foam planes (took me back to my own childhood!) and the coolest pens EVER (can write secret messages and see them only with a little light on the end of the pens). Emma is also brilliant with the kids, she's certainly my kids' new favourite person - a fantastic role model for my girls. Hoping someone invites them to another Spark Science party soon 😆
 

Mady R.

July 25, 2019

Workshop

My kids watched the Spark Science show at Das Wohnzimmer this afternoon and absolutely loved it! They are desperate to go back to see Emma again and her exciting experiments. Brilliant for young kids who just don’t get a chance to explore science like this at school yet!
 

Kaj M.

July 25, 2019

Summer Camp

Electric Emma held a fantastic Science and Sport camp in Wöllishofen. Our daughter came home every day excited, inspired, and happily exhausted. The activities were perfectly picked for the age groups so that the kids were engaged and really absorbed the information. There was a lot of learning and tons of fun. And including sports each day made for a well balanced physical and mental adventure. The food was healthy and delicious and the kids were well taken care of the entire week. And Emma provided daily summary emails and pictures to the families which really help us see the fun they were having. We will certainly be taking part in more Spark science fun in the future! Thank you!
 

Aviva T.

July 18, 2019

Summer Camp

Emma, I hope you know how awesome you are.  L has had nothing but great things to say about the camp. She gives it a two thumbs up every day when she comes home. I also really appreciate the effort you have made to provide the kids with delicious healthy meals. She has also given two thumbs up to this! 
 

Sara K.B.

July 3, 2019

Workshop

Emma is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, great with the kids and introduces science to the kids in an interactive and engaging manner. My kids loved her workshop.
 

Birte B.

June 30, 2019

Bubbles, Bangs and Burning Party

Thanks again so much for making our daughters birthday party a total blast!! She and her little guests enjoyed your science show and were happy to do their own little science experiment! I can only recommend Emma and her team, the kids loved it!
 

Karin M.

June 22, 2019

Summer Camp

Our 7 year old daughter just spent this past week at the summer camp and she loved every single minute of it! It was so well organized and Emma did a fantastic job keeping the kids entertained the whole day. Every day was jam packed with interesting and interactive experiments where kids would learn and get educated. They also did a lot of sports activities, had a great lunch and even a trip to Technorama. Emma also made sure to update us daily with pics on the activities the children did. My daughter is already asking to go the next camp during the autumn break. Highly Recommend!!!!
 

Clare D-C.

April 27, 2019

Bubbles, Bangs and Burning Party

Blowing out the birthday candles with va

What a wonderful way to celebrate my son's 7th birthday. The children dressing up as scientists and were in awe of the experiments. They were engaged and amazed from start to finish by the bubbles and bangs. Thank you for much. He would like you to come for his 8th birthday!

David B.

March 30, 2019

Bubbles, Bangs and Burning Party

Vortex Generator

The birthday party was fantastic. All the children were entertained and excited throughout. The children loved all the demonstrations and were able to make glow in the dark slime to take home. We chose to add on party bags and were really pleased with them. The party was extremely organised, professional and excellent value for money. We would thoroughly recommend Spark Science to all our friends and anyone who is looking for birthday party for their children, which is a little different! Thank you Emma and the team!
 

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