British Science Week Activity Packs Now Available

British Science Week Activity Packs Now Available

11 Jan 2022

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths that will take place between 11-20 March 2022!

The British Science Week activity packs for 2022 have been launched today, providing over 40 simple, hands-on science activities which teachers, parents and community group leaders can use with students and children during British Science Week this year.

The 2022 theme is ‘Growth’. From the growth of the natural world around us, our physical beings and inner growth to learning about architecture and climate change innovations, there are plenty of activities for children of all ages to take part in as part of British Science Week.

And top of our list of free activities is the WeCount for Net Zero Emissions pack which explores proportion and graphs, as well as data collection, through the concept of climate change.

With packs available for primary, secondary and community groups, everyone can get involved with the WeCount activity. Interpret graphs, have a go at creating a net zero scenario for 2050, draw graphs to represent traffic numbers on your (school) street, and discuss local actions that can be taken, based on the evidence.

These packs were developed by the DETI Inspire team with funding from the Digital Engineering Technology & Innovation (DETI) Inspire initiative based at UWE Bristol. The materials are based on the WeCount Schools resources created as part of EU citizen science project WeCount.

WeCount Schools resources cover a wide range of subjects, all curriculum linked, supporting children to learn about the grand challenges’ cities face in relation to urban travel, air pollution and the steps they can take collectively to make their school streets, and cities, safer, healthier and happier.

Read more about the WeCount Schools resource packs for KS2 and KS4 here.

Schools in the West of England can book a FREE WeCount Schools workshop, delivered by trained outreach coordinators from UWE Bristol by completing this online booking form.

Keen to equip local schools with their own traffic counting sensors, WeCount still have 5 sensors left to give away to schools across the West of England. Contact engineeringourfuture@uwe.ac.uk to apply.