Franklin’s Young Scientists: The Solar System

Franklin’s Young Scientists is our FREE science club for aspiring scientists in Key Stage 2/3 (ages 10-14).Participants learn all about the experiments carried out by Benjamin Franklin and his British friends as well as trying their hand at practical investigations. A range of core topics from the science curriculum are covered including electricity, forces, sound and the human body.


In this session, we will learn all about Benjamin Franklin’s fascination with the stars. As a member of the famed Lunar Society he travelled to Birmingham every full moon to meet with some of the most influential figures from the 18th century including Erasmus Darwin, Joseph Priestley and James Watt.

The Young Scientists will explore our Solar System; what it is and how it works. We will also design and craft our very own diorama of the Solar System to take home!

Due to our limited resources – there are a select number of tickets available for this event.

Please only reserve a ticket for the children attending.

Due to absences in previous sessions – you will be asked to confirm attendance ahead of the event to ensure all tickets are accounted for.

This is a FREE after-school workshop most suitable for KS2 pupils and anyone else with a keen interest in Science and History!


Please note: Parents are welcome to attend.