The Big Science Event

Award Programmes
Tuesday, 28th June 2016 - Thursday, 1st January 2026

Registration for Big Science Event 2018 is now closed.

Download the form for entering your winning teams here 2018-Cluster-Judging-form and email to [email protected]. The deadline for entering winning teams is Friday 13th April 2018.

Cluster judging to take place during May 2018

Bucks Grand Final – Monday 25th June 2018 at the Big Bang @ Bucks, Green Park.

Oxon Grand Final – date tbc at Abbott Diabetes Care, Witney

If you have any enquiries please email [email protected].

A competition to encourage creative science through pupil-led investigations

We believe that giving pupils more ownership of their science investigations 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 of ‘working scientifically’.

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. Investigations might involve any combination of surveys, fair test comparisons, research or data collection over a longer period of time.

The competition culminates in an exciting Finals Day where pupils present their projects as part of a day of interactive science activities.

We have been running the Big Science Event since 2010 and can provide support to schools and teachers, including a twilight CPD session (free for Member Schools) to provide practical ideas and techniques for managing the process of pupil-led investigation.

School Resources 2018

Download The Big Science Event presentation for school use

Download Primary Science Article

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