Activity packs

Download your free 2023 activity packs now, all focused on our special 'Connections' theme!

British Science Week 2023 activity packs are now available

The free activity packs for British Science Week 2023, which will take place between 10 to 19 March 2023, are available to download now! We offer an Early Years pack, Primary pack, Secondary pack and Community pack.

The theme for 2023’s packs and poster competition is ‘Connections’, and the packs provide fun and engaging ways to introduce this theme to the children.

Each pack, created with the support of UK Research and Innovation and 3M, includes a wide range of fun, hands-on activities, and loads of useful information for planning your events for the Week.

Early Years activity pack front cover




Download the 2023 Early Years activity pack





Primary activity pack front cover







Download the 2023 Primary activity pack






Secondary activity pack






Download the 2023 Secondary activity pack





Community activity pack




Download the 2023 Community activity pack








We hope you enjoy the packs, and we love to see the activities in action! Tag us with #BSW23 on @ScienceWeekUK in any photos, videos or other British Science Week news.

When developing these packs we have consulted a health and safety professional.

The health and safety check did not include trialling any activities or checking any links.

Students using specialised equipment should be supervised at all times. Students may want to set up unorthodox experiments and you may need to seek specialist advice. We recommend you contact CLEAPSS for advice if you are unsure. Teachers in Scotland should refer to SSERC


Many of the activities are suitable for CREST Awards, so if you enjoyed using them, why not think about running a CREST Award? CREST Awards give students real-life experience of being a scientist while getting introduced to STEM project work. They are nationally accredited and are a fun, yet educational way to get your children involved in STEM subjects.

Find out more about CREST Awards here.


Previous activity packs

If you’re looking for more activities, you can also find full activity packs from previous years below:


Early years | Primary | Secondary | Community


Early years | Primary | Secondary


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Early years | Primary | Secondary