Plan your activities

Check out our brilliant British Science Week resources, available all year round!

Are you starting to think about your activities for British Science Week?

Here are some ideas to get you started on bringing science to life during the week and year-round. You can find out more about British Science Week on our About us and FAQs pages.

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Download our Activity Packs

You can download our free Activity Packs from this year and previous years. They are filled with engaging and interesting activities for children and adults alike, and a great way to weave British Science Week into your school, community group or organisation.

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Nationwide activities

Check out our What’s on page for a round up of nationwide activities, events and campaigns that you can slot into your British Science Week schedule. You can thank us later…

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Organise your own event

Are you thinking about hosting an event at your school, community group or elsewhere? You can find tips on how to do this in our ‘How to’ guides and download British Science Week marketing materials to help promote it!

‘Connection to science’ campaign

We’ve asked people who are involved in science why they think it’s ‘for them’. Science doesn’t appeal to everyone, so we wanted to share some different perspectives to get you thinking about your connection to it. Check out the campaign to see if you already have one. Chances are, you do!

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Science Live

Science Live is a website where people can post events they’re planning to host around the UK. Find out if any are happening local to you. We’ll also round up some bigger events on the What’s on? page.

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Enter the poster competition

Why not get creative and make a poster based on this year’s British Science Week theme? There are prizes up for grabs…

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I’m a Scientist

I’m a Scientist is a student-led activity, connecting students with a diverse range of scientists from different specialisms and backgrounds. Students explore the profiles of scientists taking part, connect with them in live, text-based chats and ask in depth, follow-up questions. Students see themselves as scientists by asking the questions that are important to them.

Suitable for students aged 10 to 18.

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BBC Teach

BBC Teach have collated a wealth of science resources for Primary and Secondary pupils on their website. Choose from videos featuring Sir David Attenborough, Fran Scott and Dick & Dom to entertain your class!

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Social media

Each year we encourage people to share their activities on social media. Why not have a look for inspiration? We’re on Twitter (@ScienceWeekUK), Facebook (@ScienceWeekUK) and the hashtag #BSWXX, with XX being the year (22 for 2022, and so on).