What’s on?

Browse the events and activities happening during British Science Week!

We’ll be rounding up some of the great events being put on for British Science Week 2024 over the next few months. In the meantime, enjoy some highlights from 2023!

TheDadLab YouTube Live

TheDadLab conducted an experiment from our Community activity pack live on YouTube to celebrate British Science Week!

After the excitement of building towers out of spaghetti and marshmallows, he took on the task of extracting DNA from a strawberry.

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CBBC’s Rhys Stephenson & Maddie Moate presenting the BBC Teach Live Lesson

BBC Teach – ‘Forces’ Live Lesson

BBC Teach took over the Science Museum in London for an ‘out of this world’ forces Live Lesson for British Science Week.

Using their knowledge of gravity friction and air resistance, KS2 pupils were challenged to bring a special ‘Live Lessons’ astronaut – Frankie – back from the moon.

Hear from real-life astronauts including Dr Helen Sharman, the first British astronaut in space, and NASA-astronaut Bob Hines.

This 30 minute curriculum-linked programme is presented by CBBC’s Rhys Stephenson and Maddie Moate and was devised in partnership with the Science Museum.

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Question Time, British Science Week edition

The British Science Association (BSA) hosted their own Question Time panel event, exploring what science can do to better involve and include young people.

Chaired by the BSA’s President (2022/23) Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon, you can watch it back on YouTube.

Watch the discussion