Big Science Event at School

Register now for the Big Science Event 2024 and get pupils in your school switched on to science.

The Big Science Event gives pupils ownership of their science investigations and can really engage and motivate them. It enables them to see science as something genuinely creative and exploratory and this can help with effective teaching and learning how to work scientifically.

To enter the Big Science Event at school, pupils, of any year group, work in small teams on the science investigation of their choice – it can be as part of a school science week, science club, science lesson or even as a homework project. An investigation might involve any combination of surveys, fair test comparisons, research or data collection. There is a grand final at the end of the academic year and lots of great prizes too!

Register for free

Register by 31st January 2024.


We provide support to schools and teachers running the event, including a twilight CPD session, resources to download and your frequently asked questions answered (see below).

FREE Online Teacher Twilight session

Do you have any questions about running the Big Science Event at School? Are you interested in running the Big Science Event in your school, but don’t know where to start? Or would you like more ideas to improve the Big Science Event in your school?

Then, join us for a free 30-minute online Teacher Twilight session, where we’ll explain how the competition works, show a few simple ways to approach pupil-led investigation and answer all your questions.

Date: 23rd January 2024

Time: 3:30p-4pm

Register here

Thanks to our sponsors

Science Oxford has been running the Big Science Event since 2010 and are very lucky to have the support of some amazing sponsors – Diamond Light Source, Abbott and RM Resources – who enable us to reach thousands of primary-aged pupils in hundreds of primary schools across the region every year.

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