Role plays & Songs

Role plays are very powerful ways to introduce concepts and also showcase science as being a human endeavour.

People are welcome to use these for education purposes, however we would appreciate to be informed if you do and would like the project to be acknowledged.

Playing Einstein
By David Blair

This book contains a compilation of most of our plays and songs as well as additional background information and historical context. A physical copy of this book can be purchased via special request (please Contact Us directly if you are interested.)

The story of light
A role-play based on events starting from Maxwell, Hertz, Einstein, Feynman and Physics Nobel laureates of 2017

How to make gold
The story of the formation of gold in the Universe.

Hot Light – Photons and Phonons
Einstein comes to school and tells children about photons and phonons.

Quantum weirdness
A play about the discovery of quantum mechanics and quantum weirdness and its application to gravitational wave detectors.

Free Float
A light hearted exploration of the ideas of the modern theory of space, time and gravity

A fun way to learn about the four most important elements: hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen and oxygen, and how these atoms like to join into little family groups called molecules.


These songs are associated with our role plays. Here we have provided videos indicating the intended tune and individual lyrics sheets.

The Photons and Phonons Song

The Photon, Phonon, Proton Song

E = hf

A is for Atoms

H2O a Mickey Mouse Molecule

The Curved Space Song

The Gravity Song (Einstein Rap)
Included as part of the Free Float play above.

Electron Feels a Force (We Are Electrons)
Included as part of the Electron Feels a Force play as part of our Year 4 May the Forces be with You module.

The Carbon Dioxide Song
Included in our Climate Zoomtime play as part of our Year 6 Climate Science module.