Call for content for British Science Week activity packs on theme of growth, deadline 26 July
8 July 2021
Public Engagement - opportunity
The British Science Association are seeking activities to be included in online activity packs for British Science Week 2022. The theme is 'growth' and they welcome contributions for all areas of STEM.
The British Science Association are inviting organisations to submit activities to be included in one or more of the activity packs for British Science Week 2022, for release in January 2022. The activity packs are released online each year in the lead up to British Science Week, which takes place from 11-20 March 2022.
The activities are aimed at three age groups: Early Years (0-5-year-olds), Primary (5-11-year-olds) and Secondary (11-14-year-olds). For 2022 they also hope to release their first communities and family pack, specially designed for those taking part in British Science Week outside of the classroom setting.
The packs are available to download for free. In 2021 there were nearly 100,000 downloads of the activity packs. The packs stay online all year and continue to be available in the following year too.
There is a supporter fee payable to the British Science Association for each of the three packs which helps to support its development and the wider British Science Week campaign. Fees start from £740 including reduced rates available for not-for profit partners. Please get in touch to learn more about the options available.
The theme for the 2022 British Science Week activity packs and poster competition is ‘Growth’ – a fitting theme for what has been a turbulent time for all of us.
‘Growth’ relates to lots of areas in science, technology, engineering and maths. Whether you decide to explore plant growth in your window box, discuss the impacts of economic growth on our society, or even consider your own personal growth over the last twelve months, ‘Growth’ as a theme offers a huge range of topics to delve into as part of your British Science Week 2022 activities. Some of the topics we hope to cover include:
• Population growth and urban development
• Evolution of construction and engineering
• Human growth, e.g., the human life cycle or the building blocks of life.
They are particularly keen to include cross-curricular content from non-traditional science organisations and are interested in finding more activities which can be enjoyed by families and communities with limited resources, and which follow social distancing measures.
There are limited spaces in each pack and they want to ensure a balance of content across subject areas, so please get in touch by Monday 26 July 2021 at the latest to reserve a slot or express an interest. If possible, please provide details of the activity you would like to include, as this may help us to make their selection should we have a lot of interest.
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