Inspiration for British Science Week

Sian Evans
01st March 2018
Scientific experiments to reinvigorate science lessons with secondary students

Reach for the stars in your science lessons with these top cross-curricular resources

British Science Week, held between 9 and 18 March, is the perfect time to reinvigorate your secondary science classrooms with new and exciting lessons. With this year’s theme being exploration and discovery, we’ve hand-picked some out-of-this-world resources, guaranteed to get young brains buzzing about Steam at school and beyond.

Plus, why not check out our very own Steam hub, an extensive collection of quality assured resources for science, technology, engineering, arts and maths lessons?


Science Quiz

QUIZ : Science Quiz - This is a super quiz for a bit of end of year fun!

This INTERACTIVE quiz has 7 rounds consisting of a variety of activities and is perfect for Tutor Time or a fun lesson activity. It has the potential to span 90 minutes depending on how many rounds you wish to play.

PowerPoint: 85 slides and even comes with a team selector and an interactive score board for you to keep tabs on the team’s points.

Science Quiz 2018 consists of:

General Knowledge
Fact or Fiction
Science Caricatures
Brain Reader
Doodle This
Bonus Round

Great for a bit of end of term excitement!

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STEM Careers

A set of over 60 STEM Careers cards to help pupils develop an understanding of the range of possible STEM careers available.
By paultyler

Mission to Mars

This KS3 resources explores the science, technology, engineering and maths involved in the space exploration. Students investigate the STEM behind launching a rocket, landing a spacecraft on another planet and how science and engineering can make it possible to live on another world.

By Royal Academy of Engineering

101ish STEM Club Ideas

Formally downloaded over 1600 times, I have added new activities and removed some old ones so this powerpoint now contains over 90 STEM club activites that are ready to go. The shortest activity is 10 mins, the longest could be up to 4 hours. At one per week, that is almost 3 school years of STEM Clubbing!!!
By ash_harness

Big Picture Project - A Beautiful Planet

Big Picture Project gives young people a unique perspective on our beautiful and changing Earth, through the eyes of an astronaut. The STEM project, which has at its heart the breathtaking new IMAX® film, A Beautiful Planet, empowers them to see that small actions in their everyday lives have maximum impact when we all work together to instigate positive behavioural change.

Students are tasked by an astronaut to carry out scientific experiments and research into everyday water, waste and travel habits, and then apply an 'IMAX® Scale Tool' to assess the huge potential impact for change in their school, their country and across the UK. The resource is suitable for educators of young people aged 7-14 and includes: environmental case studies; fun facts about the Earth and life aboard the International Space Station; three lesson plans with PowerPoint presentations and activity sheets; an editable certificate and more.

Showing in selected IMAX® screens from Friday 27th May.
These resources were created in partnership between Into Film, SUPER and IMAX®.

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By IntoFilm

STEM Flight Rotating Starship: A Science and Engineering Challenge

STEM Rotating Starship: A Science and Engineering Challenge.
This science and engineering challenge will see students create a starship that rotates when dropped. It engages the students and challenges to think about flight and what determines flight. This challenge looks at speed, direction, size and use of wings.

This pack contains everything you need. All you need to do is print it off and you are up and running. It can be used as either a group activity or individual. I usually do it as a group as then you can allocate members various roles within the group.

Included are instructions, templates and extension question sheet. As a bonus I have also include an A4 STEM Poster.

By Kiwilander

STEM Space Rover Challenge (Great for Pi Day)

Celebrate Pi Day on March 14th with this Rover Challenge STEM activity or use it anytime to incorporate the engineering design process into your classroom or afterschool programme! Students will build a rubber band powered rover to complete an exciting mission. They will then practice using Pi to analyse their design with imaginative maths extension questions.

This hands-on activity is an engaging design challenge that allows students to work in teams, apply the engineering design process, and connect maths topics to real-world applications. As a student-driven assignment, the purpose of the teacher is to act as a facilitator. You will provide the structure to the project, but students will take an active role in designing and building their sailboats. Our students have loved this activity, and we know yours will too!

As with many STEM activities that are student-driven, this challenge can be tailored to students of various skill levels and abilities.

Included in this product:
- Detailled teachers guide with construction details and pictures, and links to additional resources
- Handouts about the constant Pi
- Career Connection highlighting various STEM careers and how they use Pi
- Handout discussing kinetic and potential energy as well as the simple machine used in this activity: wheel and axle
- Student handouts to guide them through the design process
- Student recording sheet for each step of the process
- Maths connection problems including ratios, geometry using Pi, and graphing
By vivify

Curiosity Project STEM dropped timetable /enrichment day

Looking for hands on activities to make engineering relevant in the classroom? Keen to showcase the variety of career opportunities STEM subjects can lead to?

Siemens Curiosity Project has developed a dropped timetable that offers a menu of themed activities and workshops that ignite curiosity.

The guide has been designed to help you deliver a full day of activities or provide inspiring one off enrichment events. There are 6 fun and interactive workshops to choose from, alongside themed curriculum-linked activities and games.

See the full bank of Curiosity Project resources at

By jennyevans20

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