British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths that will place between 8-17 March 2024.

Marking its 30th anniversary, the theme this year is Time. There are free activity packs to download which include a range of ideas for practical activities, plus lots of information and guidance to plan events for the week. 

Events planned this year include :

The Live Assembly #BSW24

Join the Royal Observatory’s Curator of Time (yes, a genuine job title!) on a journey exploring the origins of telling time, and the evolution of time-telling instruments.

NFU Education Science Farm Live

The NFU are inviting you to step into the boots of a farmer and a farm vet to discover how they spend their days; explore key STEM topics in a real-life context and gain first-hand experience of the world of work.

Natures Calendar

Take part in one of the UKs longest written biological records, exploring your local area and adding your observations of when Spring starts.

The Big Plastic Count

Take part in a survey to count plastic waste and contribute to a movement hoping to phase out plastic pollution for good.

Question Time, British Science Week edition

Share concerns about the future, and the role of science and society in this special Question Time panel event.

There are activity packs for all Key Stages from Early Years to Secondary School.

To mark British Science Week we have a selection of books with a STEM theme - fiction and non-fiction - that celebrate a love of science.

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