The Big Science Event

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

Registration is now open for The Big Science Event 2019 – a competition for primary schools to encourage creative science through pupil-led investigations. Join the 11,000 pupils from 80 schools across Oxfordshire and Bucks who take part every year.

Please complete the online registration form on the right.

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

“It has made science more exciting and fun and interesting.” Year 1 pupil, Radley CE Primary School

“The best bit was setting up our own experiment and looking at something we wanted to find out about.” Pupil, 2017

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 2019

Download The Big Science Event presentation for school use

Download Primary Science Article

Download Big Science Event Frequently Asked Questions

Download Examples of Previous Big Science Event Entries

Download Planning Sheet and Risk Assessment

 

 

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