British Science Week teaching resources
British Science Week (11 – 20 March) is the UK’s biggest grassroots celebration of all things science and engineering. It shines a light on how science, technology, engineering and mathematics relate to our everyday lives and aims to inspire the next generation of scientists. Our collection offers a range of unique activities, lesson plans and videos for your pupils to enjoy.
Try this fun lesson in which students design and build their own rocket while discovering facts about space.
A PowerPoint presentation and activities which help explain the Earth’s motion and the seasons to primary aged pupils.
This video outlines how birds use their wings when flying.
This cross-curricular lesson introduces the physics behind music and sound.
A collection of inspirational and famous scientific quotes along with pictures.
A lesson to dispel scientific misconceptions and explaining gravity’s importance as a force.
An interactive presentation to accompany an astronomy master class.
This resource assists in building a modulated laser pen and receiver.
An interactive presentation that shows physical processes and reactions in slow motion.
A document on how the advances in 3D printing can benefit education.
Explore and investigate electronic textiles, their functions and their uses in everyday life.
TES partner resources
Practical Action: students are tasked with building a wind-powered machine that can lift a weighted cup off the floor.
Activity sheets from Wayland designed for use with Ultimate Machines, a series on popular high-performance vehicles.
An explanation video from BBC Class Clips of how we go from night to day on Earth.
Planet Science: a jumbo-sized interactive quiz based on astronomy and space.
Explore how biology and engineering work together with this activity from the Royal Academy of Engineering.
Video from the Science Museum on how to make science experiments interesting and engaging.
A group activity from the Science Museum encompassing a wide variety of skills and disciplines.
Show your students how fun and exciting working in Stem can be and challenge the misconceptions that still persist around the subjects with this great range of resources.