National Science and Engineering Week teaching resources
National Science and Engineering Week (15 – 24 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.
- An activity pack for National Science and Engineering Week containing a wide range of activities for home or school.
- A fun lesson for students to design and build their own rocket while discovering facts about space.
- A large collection of interactive and colourful energy resources provided by BMW Education Programme.
- 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.
- 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.
- A BBC Class Clips video detailing the many forms of seed dispersal by plants and trees.
- Planet Science: a four part quiz based on this years’ theme “Our World in Motion” - use each section separately or combine them for a jumbo quiz.
- 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.