British Science Week British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths - featuring fascinating, entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages.British Science Week provides a platform to stimulate and support teachers, STEM professionals, science communicators and the general public to produce and participate in STEM events and activities. British Science Week 2021 will take place 5 - 14 March 2021. Given the uncertainties surrounding national and regional lockdown restrictions in response to the coronavirus situation, events may take place virtually or on site, depending guidance. What we do know, however, is there will be some incredible projects and activities planned under our fantastically timely theme, 'Innovating for the future'. Find out more at our dedicated microsite: www.britishscienceweek.org. Anyone can organise an event or activity, and the British Science Association helps organisers plan by providing free online activity packs and support resources for promoting the Week on social media. We welcome and support any type of organiser, from schools to community groups, and from local businesses to large national cultural institutions. The resulting programme of events is a hugely varied and eclectic mix. Funding opportunities for British Science WeekThe British Science Association hands out hundreds of grants every year to schools and community groups to create fun and engaging events for groups who are underrepresented in STEM. British Science Week 2020 saw more than 650 grants handed out to schools and community groups across the United Kingdom to help engage people in science like never before with our fantastic 'Our Diverse Planet' theme. You can find out about some of our fantastic 2020 Grants winners, and what they were putting their funding towards, here. Activity packs Our free activity packs are filled with plenty of amazing ideas for you to run during British Science Week, whether that be in a classroom (physical or virtual) or at home. The packs are a great source of last-minute activities and ideas that require very few teaching resources to run within a classroom. In 2020, the early years, primary and secondary level packs were downloaded over 70,000 times, with the Primary pack the most popular with an incredible 35,000 downloads! You can check out activity packs for 2021 and previous years here. Poster competition The British Science Week poster competition sees students from across the country submit their posters based on our theme. In 2020, we had more than 6000 entries across four categories ranging from Early Years to Senior - all working towards the 'Our Diverse Planet' theme. Click here to take a look at the 2020 category winners, as well as the poster that won the Popularity category, a new section judged by followers of our social media channels! In 2021, the poster competition will be done virtually. To learn more about the competition and how you can take part in 2021, click here. Take part and get involved For more information about British Science Week, including how to get involved by pledging your event or finding one near you, please visit www.britishscienceweek.org.