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Poster competition: still plenty of time to get involved!

Poster competition: still plenty of time to get involved!

March 16, 2017 by AmyMacLaren
The annual poster competition is one of the most popular aspects of British Science Week, with over 12,000 students participating in 2016. This year, the theme of the poster competition is 'change'. There are five age categories, and your students…
Royal Mail postmark for BSW

Royal Mail postmark for BSW

March 15, 2017 by Jessica Rowley
Those with keen eyes may have noticed British Science Week (BSW) popping up on their post this week. That's because the Royal Mail have created a special postmark for BSW, which is being stamped on parcels and envelopes that are…
It's Demo Day tomorrow!

It's Demo Day tomorrow!

March 15, 2017 by Jessica Rowley
It's Demo Day 2017 tomorrow and we've had over 700 pledges - with more still coming in. To get us in the mood, Scientist and Inventor in Residence, Carole Kenrick, gives her wonderful insight and advice on what makes a great…
Demo Day pledge winners announced!

Demo Day pledge winners announced!

March 10, 2017 by AmyMacLaren
We are delighted to announce the winners of our Demo Day pledge competition... The following schools will be receiving a dry ice education kit from our partners, Chillistick.  Congratulations, and we hope you have lots of fun on Demo Day!…
British Science Week 2017 starts today!

British Science Week 2017 starts today!

March 10, 2017 by AmyMacLaren
British Science Week is predominantly a grassroots celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths with thousands of events and activities organized in schools, in communities and by a whole host of cultural organizations, businesses and other venues. There are already…
One week to go!

One week to go!

March 3, 2017 by Jessica Rowley
There is just one week to go until annual British Science Week (BSW) celebrations begin. 2017 is forecast to be the biggest and best yet – with hundreds of ways to get involved. Big features of BSW this year include:…
Demo Day preparation: dry ice in the classroom

Demo Day preparation: dry ice in the classroom

March 1, 2017 by AmyMacLaren
Calling all teachers and technicians!  You could be in with the chance to win one of five dry ice classroom packs (worth £75!) from our partners, Chillistick, if you pledge to run a demonstration on Demo Day (Thursday 16 March), before our…
George’s Marvellous Experiments

George’s Marvellous Experiments

February 28, 2017 by AmyMacLaren
The British Science Association is pleased to announce a ‘Marvellous’ new partnership for British Science Week 2017… We are really excited to be working with Puffin to celebrate the publication of a new companion book for  Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous…
Thank you to our BSW sponsors and partners

Thank you to our BSW sponsors and partners

February 24, 2017 by AmyMacLaren
This year, British Science Week looks set to be bigger and better than ever – and we are delighted to have an impressive range sponsors and partners involved. 3M are a major sponsor of the Week – they are supporting…
Join our half-day family space festival

Join our half-day family space festival

February 20, 2017 by AmyMacLaren
There will be fun for all the family at the British Science Week mini-space festival from 08.00 - 12.30 on Saturday 11 March at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. Whether or not you have a friend or family member running our…
Project Mc2 - proud sponsors of British Science Week

Project Mc2 - proud sponsors of British Science Week

February 14, 2017 by AmyMacLaren
Project Mc2 is pleased to once again be supporting British Science Week. This annual 10-day celebration of all things S.T.E.M inspires young people and their parents to get involved in science – through fascinating, entertaining and engaging events and activities…
Run the Solar System, supported by Yakult UK

Run the Solar System, supported by Yakult UK

January 17, 2017 by AmyMacLaren
We are pleased to introduce a new initiative for British Science Week 2017... Run the Solar System. Produced by Six to Start, the team behind Zombies, Run! (the world’s most popular smartphone fitness game), and supported by Yakult UK, Run…
Want to be part of British Science Week? Read this!

Want to be part of British Science Week? Read this!

January 12, 2017 by Jessica Rowley
We’ve already had hundreds of British Science Week events registered with just two months to go, so thank you to everyone who has registered already.  If you’ve not decided what event or activity to organise yet, then worry not… Our…
Get penguin-spotting!

Get penguin-spotting!

January 12, 2017 by Jessica Rowley
For British Science Week 2016 we are partnering with the Zooniverse project, Penguin Watch. This is a visual citizen science project that asks people to identify penguins in their habitats. Help us view a variety of images and pick out…
Download your British Science Week 2017 Activity Packs!

Download your British Science Week 2017 Activity Packs!

January 12, 2017 by Jessica Rowley
We’ve uploaded a fantastic array of new resources to the website, take a look! Download our Activity Packs Start planning your classroom activities for British Science Week 2017 with our FREE Activity Packs based on the theme of “Change”. This…
British Science Week is here!

British Science Week is here!

For the next ten days, the whole country will be getting stuck in with science.

March 11, 2016 by Louise O
British Science Week is finally here! For the next ten days, the whole country will be getting stuck in with science. There are thousands of events happening across the UK, from Aberdeen to Jersey, and from Aberystwyth to Norwich! Find…
An opportunity to inspire during British Science Week

An opportunity to inspire during British Science Week

March 11, 2016 by Holly Christie
By Wynne Lewis, R&D Director at 3M United Kingdom plc. ----- It’s perhaps not surprising that schools don’t exactly encourage children to fail. When success is measured by grades, the focus is always going to be on getting things right. Common…
Get a digital badge when you take part in British Science Week!

Get a digital badge when you take part in British Science Week!

Our new British Science Week (BSW2016) Digital Badges are now LIVE!

February 26, 2016 by Louise O
Our new British Science Week (BSW2016) Digital Badges are now LIVE on www.makewav.es/britishscienceweek Digital badges are a fresh way to encourage and recognise students’ achievements, and we are really excited to be piloting them this year. Varying levels of participation…
Our flagship events

Our flagship events

Find out about the British Science Association's special events across the UK for British Science Week.

February 23, 2016 by AmyMacLaren
While the main purpose of British Science Week is to inspire and facilitate a grassroots celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths featuring events and activities all around the UK, the British Science Association is also putting on a number…

Download the official British Science Week marketing pack!

Help promote your event with our poster and sticker templates!

February 10, 2016 by elspethhoulding
So, you've planned your activity for British Science Week, perhaps you've booked your venue, and maybe you've organised a speaker, but how are you going to attract your audience? Well, we're very pleased to let you know that we've now made…