Demo Day is an annual campaign during British Science Week that aims to inspire secondary school teachers and technicians to explore new concepts, provoke discussions and generate excitement through running science demonstrations.  It has run successfully over the past three years in hundreds of schools across the UK.  

The Biggest Demo Day Yet! 

On Thursday 17 March, over 650 teachers, technicians and science communicators from across the UK took part in Demo Day 2016, celebrating the art of the demonstration with an estimated 100,000 students.  

Educators of science, geography, music, technology and more showcased the practical aspects of their subjects to secondary and primary level students, challenging themselves to try new demonstrations and reach new audiences.   

Demo Day 2016 was featured in a range of print and digital media across the UK, including features on Sky News Sunrise and Buzzfeed UK. Our Participating schools also got in on the action, with over 170 Twitter users sharing their activities via #DemoDay16. 

For more information on Demo Day 2016, download the full evaluation report.  

Get involved in Demo Day 2017 

Demo Day 2017 will take place during British Science Week on Thursday 16 March 2017. For more information about Demo Day, including demo ideas, top tips and online resource libraries, visit the British Science Week website 

Thank you to our partners 

The British Science Association would like to thank the Gatsby Charitable Foundation for supporting Demo Day, and also to all our partner organisations who are sharing information via their networks to help us reach the widest possible selection of schools.