About Science Matters
Science Matters is an Educational Consultancy based in North East
Science Matters aims to enthuse others
about science and its impact on our lives through engaging workshops,
activities and events both inside and out of the classroom.
Science Matters was set up by Dr Katy Hewis in 2001 in response to a request
from the Lincolnshire & Rutland Education Business Partnership
(EBP) to consult on science activities for primary schoolchildren
in Lincolnshire and Rutland.
Science Matters rose to the challenge and has
worked successfully with the EBP and SETPOINT ever since. In addition
Science Matters has increased its client base to include universities,
community groups and the public sector.
Prime Minister Tony Blair declares that "Science
Matters" in a speech to the Royal Society. Read
the speech in full.
Benefits of Science Matters Workshops
Greater enjoyment of science
Science Matters aims to enthuse others about science
and its impact on our lives. By approaching scientific concepts
in a varied and interactive manner it is hoped that an interest
can be awakened in even the most hardened technophobe!
“I wish science
had been taught like this when I was at school..”
W.I. member, Goxhill
“Listening to Dr Hewis’s explanations
will impact my teaching”
Lincolnshire Primary School teacher (Key Stage
Increased awareness of the effects of
science in the world around us
Science Matters strives to put science in context.
It is very difficult to appreciate science if it does not appear
relevant to any personal experience or knowledge.
All Science Matters interactive sessions are based
on a scenario. They always involve problem solving which is at
the root of all science, and hands-on investigations – which
consolidate learning by practical experience.
Enhancement of science in the school
Science Matters is committed to supporting, enhancing
and extending science in the school curriculum. Science Matters
sessions may be used to provide opportunities for practical investigations.
These add stimulus to primary school science sessions.
Renewed interest in learning
Science Matters hopes that the sessions will re-motivate
others to continue learning opportunities whatever their time of
If you would like to find out more about Science
then please do not hestitate
to contact us on 01469 574161 or by email