National Science & Engineering Week

The UK's widest grassroots celebration of all things science and engineering


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NSEW activity packs

Free packs full of science and engineering hands-on activities and projects are produced each year for National Science & Engineering Week, and are available to download all year round.

  • Over 350 easy-to-run activities suitable for at home or school.
  • Activities are curriculum-linked with teachers/organiser notes.
  • Our activity packs are designed to be carried out at minimal cost using items you would find in your average school or educational establishment (or even from your kitchen cupboard).
  • For the kids they will be hands-on, fun, and we hope will have a wow factor!
  • Each activity pack is themed.
  • Those with this flag welsh next to them are provided in both Welsh and English.

New for 2014!

Get engineering IICommunity garden challenge - for secondary schoolsExplore the future - for primary schools   welshCracking chemistry - for all

Disease detectives: flu and epidemiology

For over 11's

Get engineering!Genius inventionsMusical moods  welshRockin' crystals Future Morph careers pack

For under 11's

Waste investigators Super science - for groups with special needsAccidental discoveriesMove it!  welshMessage makers What on Earth? BiodiversityChange championsTicket to ride Save our beesFood for thought   welshJust add water   welshExploring Energy Colour chaos  welshVertically challenged Einstein's birthday party pack  welshDomestic scienceSounds like scienceSixty second science

Suitable for all ages

Science at homeScience busking pack

A number of activities in these packs can count towards a CREST Star Investigator Award. Tell us what you think!

If you use our activity packs, please fill in a short evaluation survey to help us improve them. It should take no more than five minutes!