The theme for this year’s British Science Week is “Change”, encouraging young people to think about and investigate the changes happening in the world all around us; from seasons and climate, to materials and energy. It is also a chance for young people to consider the changes they can enact to have a positive impact on the future.
This year we are providing three activity packs, one for early years, one for primary and one for secondary. Each have a variety of activities to run in your classroom or with your family, including information about what you’ll need and how to extend the activities if you’d like to take them further.
Download the early years activity pack here.
Download the primary activity pack here.
Download the secondary activity pack here.
Participating in British Science Week activities can enable you and your students to achieve special British Science Week 2017 digital badges!
In partnership with www.makewav.es/ the British Science Association is enabling young people and educators to register their activities for digital badges – it’s a great way to quickly evidence and reward everyone’s hard work.
You can register for free here. Students can upload evidence of their events, poster competition entries or other British Science Week activities to gain the relevant badges.
You might be interested in having a browse of last year’s pack, Spaces for Science: Science in Spaces, which provides out-of-the-box, hands-on activities that are engaging, inexpensive, easy to do and generate a “wow factor” amongst children and adults alike. Families and schools are also encouraged to try a number of the activities.
CREST Star activities
The British Science Association’s CREST Star activities aimed at children aged 5 – 12 and work really well as activities for groups during British Science Week. There are three levels and all resources at each level are currently FREE:
They are designed to be run by any teacher, educator or youth club leader – you don’t have to have a science background – because each activity comes with an organisers’ card with instructions, highlighted safety points and a resource list. Activity and organisers’ cards are also available in Welsh for some activities.
Visit the CREST Star section of the British Science Association’s website for more information and download activities at www.britishscienceassociation.org/creststar.