Plan your activities

Get started by downloading activity packs and applying for grants

We are compiling a range of resources to help you plan your British Science Week 2017 events and activities.

Activity packs

This year’s activity packs are ready to download.


Below is the information and resources for 2016 which you can have a browse of to get an idea of what to expect, but do keep checking back because we will have the 2017 resources ready for you soon.

Marketing pack resources


Download your British Science Week 2017 posters below:

2017 poster 1

2017 poster 2

How to Guides

Visit our ‘how to’ guides page for step-by-step instructions on how to organise a BSW event, where to find a presenter, how to arrange publicity, and where to find funding. There are also handy templates to easily create press releases and press photocall invitations to maximise publicity for your event.

Download our organisers’ leaflets for schools or organisations. We also have an organisers’ timeline and Science on a Shoestring guides that will help you get going – these show how you can do STEM activities on a small budget, using our free resources.

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Event and activity ideas

On this website, you will find activity packs and a library of resources to give you inspiration and ideas of things to do.

If you are working with younger audiences, then the British Science Association’s CREST Star activities (aimed at children aged 5 – 12) is a great starting point for group activities to do during British Science Week. They are designed to be run by any teacher, educator or youth club leader – you don’t have a science background – because each activity comes with an organisers’ card with instructions, highlighted safety points and a resource list.

There are three levels (StarSuperStar and Megastar) and all resources at each level are free.  Visit the CREST Star section of the British Science Association’s website for more information and to download activities at

Case Studies:

Read about what others have done in our event case studies from previous years.

Register your event

Once you have decided what sort of event or activity you want to organise, then please complete our simple online registration form.

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Find events to attend

British Science Week activities take place in a range of settings – from public spaces to inspiring places, from national cultural institutions to local museums and from schools to community centres. Browse our searchable events database for public events near you.

Take part in a citizen science project

During British Science Week each year, we work with different researchers and partner organisations to offer people opportunities to participate in a citizen science project. For 2017, our citizen science activities are all things penguin-related!

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Take part in Demo Day

Demo Day is an annual campaign during British Science Week that aims to inspire secondary school teachers and technicians to explore new concepts, provoke discussions and generate excitement through running science demonstrations. It has run successfully for the last two years in hundreds of schools across the UK.

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Promote your event

Download the promotional posters from the links at the top of this page to help you promote your events. You can also find some hints and tips in our How-to Guides including a template press release.