Plan your activities

Get started by downloading activity packs and applying for grants

Pledge your event

If you are planning to organize an event for British Science Week, then please complete our simple online event pledge form.

You can create an event page on with more details once you have them.


We have grants available to schools and community groups to organise events during
British Science Week. We are looking for exciting events which will engage audiences underrepresented in STEM. Check eligibility and apply.

Activity packs

This year’s activity packs will be online from January 2018.

You can download activity packs from previous years to get an idea of what to expect.

Marketing pack resources


Download your British Science Week 2018 posters below:

2018 poster 1

2018 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 handy templates to easily create press releases and press photocall invitations to maximise publicity for your event.

Use the organisers’ timeline and science on a shoestring guides to  help you get going – these show how you can do STEM activities on a small budget, using our free resources.

Run a science project

British Science Week is a great time to inspire your audience with a science project or investigation. Our CREST Awards resource bank has lots of project ideas, all free to download and use. There is a small charge to cover registration for the Award and certificates.

CREST Star challenges (aimed at children aged 5 – 12) each take 45minutes to an hour and involve creative, hands-on science experiments linked to everyday life. They are designed to be run by any teacher, educator or youth club leader – you don’t need to have a science background. Each challenge comes with an organisers’ card with instructions, highlighted safety points and a resource list.

CREST Discovery (aimed at children aged 11-14) allows students to complete a science project in a day, or over a week of science lessons (5 hours). At the end of the project, groups of students can present their findings and complete a short reflection activity to get their CREST Discovery Award. Each project has full instructions and a resource list.

Case Studies

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


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 2018, our citizen science activities will be announced here soon.

Find out more…