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British Science Week (formerly National Science and Engineering Week) is a national initiative that has been running since 1994. 

It is a ten day celebration of the best of British science, technology, engineering and maths with a line-up of fascinating, entertaining and engaging events across the UK for people of all ages.

British Science Week falls between 5-14 March with the theme for 2021 being 'Innovating for the Future'.

Scroll down to view some of our events happening around the week that may be of interest.



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Today's events

Kelly's Kitchen Science

Kelly Davis, Lecturer in Science Education at the University, has created ‘Kelly’s Kitchen Science’, a series of home-schooling videos to help parents engage, enthuse, educate and entertain their children during the third national lockdown. 

The series provides a range of adapted experiments requiring only ingredients commonly found in the home. From using sugar and washing up liquid to create bubbles that can be juggled, to demonstrating different densities of liquids with milk, oils and food dyes, the experiments are designed to be safe and suitable for all ages.

British Science Week activity packs

Activity packs focusing on this year's theme can be downloaded from the British Science Week website. 

The packs encourage young people to think about everyday discoveries and how they affect their lives by exploring science in the world all around us. 

The packs have been created in partnership with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), Mewburn Ellis and 3M, and cover three different stages: early years, primary, and secondary.


Image credit: British Science Week

Image credit: British Science Week

Event photography and video

Please be aware that some of the University of Plymouth's public events (both online and offline) may be attended by University staff, photographers and videographers, for capturing content to be used in University online and offline marketing and promotional materials, for example webpages, brochures or leaflets. If you, or a member of your group, do not wish to be photographed or recorded, please let a member of staff know.