British Science Week

British Science Week (BSW) is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths that takes place every year in March. This year, BSW takes place between 5-14th March and activities have moved largely online, with projects and resources for children at home and in the classroom. BSW activity packs and poster competitions are themed around ‘Innovating for the future’ and celebrating diversity in careers in STEM, created in partnership with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), Mewburn Ellis and 3M.

During British Science Week, we would usually be welcoming children to our Centre, or out visiting schools with our science shows and workshops and offering our range of kit loan including microscopes, telescopes, data loggers and more. Instead, we ran a series of free live-streamed and interactive science shows from our Centre, where we were joined by schools signed up to our Membership scheme. You can see videos of our science shows via our YouTube channel – details below.

Fantastic Fire
Watch some fantastic fire demonstrations and think about flames, burning and the properties of materials.

Fantastic Fire KS1

Fantastic Fire KS2

Exploration Zone
Join us for an online tour of our very own Exploration Zone at the Science Oxford Centre and try out your scientific skills to predict what will happen with each of our science-themed demonstrations.

Exploration Zone KS1

Exploration Zone KS1

Super Senses
Use your senses to investigate light and sound using lasers, fire and water!

Super Senses KS1

Super Senses KS2

For more sensational senses experiments and ideas for KS2, visit:

BBC science and music videos

Toronto Symphony Orchestra sound videos.

Science Oxford Membership

If you are a primary school in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, why not become an annual Member for a range of discounts and offers from 15% discount on visits to our Centre and shows and workshops in your school, free two weeks science kit loan (and a further 50% discount) – and a free CPD session for teachers. Plus lots of networking opportunities and bespoke advice.

We continue to offer free kit loan to Member schools during lockdown. We’re looking forward to welcoming schools back to the Centre from May 2021. Why not book your school visit now!