An easy and popular way to take part in the celebrations

Quizzes from 2016…

The 2016 quizzes were played in teams or individually, and were available at three levels: level one for ages 5-8; level two for ages 8-13+; and level three which was designed to be a bit more challenging and was open to all ages.

The British Science Association has been working with a variety of new organisations over the last year to broaden the definition of what science means and is about. To reflect this, we created new categories for the quiz that reflect some of the new areas we’re exploring.

Level 1 quiz questions       Level 1 quiz answers

Level 2 quiz questions       Level 2 quiz answers

Level 3 quiz questions       Level 3 quiz answers

There are five rounds to the quiz:

Round 1: Science and performing arts
Questions set by Electric Voice Theatre
The British Science Association is an Artsmark supporter. These questions are about the science of art and the art of science.

Round 2: Science and history
Questions set by Historical Association
Questions about the history of our scientific past that will also shape our future.

Round 3: Science and dance
Questions set by the One Dance UK
What’s dance got to do with science? More than you may think.

Round 4: Science and geography
Questions set by Geographical Association
People, places, environments and the physical landscape.

Round 5: Science and sport
Questions set by Youth Sport Trust
Knowledge of the science behind sport is essential for the success of all athletes and sports people. Test your sports-science knowledge.

Plastics quiz

So how plastic is your knowledge? Can you mould your brain around these teasers? Are you flexible enough to get the answers?

This year we had a special one-off quiz of just ten questions all based on plastic! We also gave a prize of a 3Doodler 2.0 to the top three entries. The winner this year was:

C6 of Bristol Cathedral School

With runners up:

The John Henry Newman School

King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys

The plastics quiz could be completed by any groups of students in primary education, e.g. in the classroom, at a Brownie group or equivalent, in a youth group or after-school club, and should be done in small teams.

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Digital badges

Participating in British Science Week activities can enable you and your students to achieve special British Science Week (BSW) 2016 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.


This quiz can be played in teams or individually, and is available in two levels suitable for ages 5–8 and 8–13+.

There are six rounds to the quiz:
Round 1: Inventions and discoveries
Questions about life changing inventions and discoveries
Round 2: Physics and space
Questions about forces, motion, energy and space
Round 3: Engineering
Questions about famous feats of engineering and the way things work
Round 4: Chemistry
Questions about materials, changes and chemicals
Round 5: Biology
Questions about living things
Round 6: Science in the news
Questions about science news from the last year

Download the quiz questions

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