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November 2018

Aspire to Engineer – the Genetic Engineering Challenge

November 4 - December 31

To enter: Present an assembly, give a talk in class, make a powerpoint, hold a debate, create drawings and designs... or do something else entirely! To enter, schools must send in: A one-minute video or photos of your chosen activity A 200 word description explaining what you did A question from your class for one of our three experts Take part in this UK-wide school competition about genetic engineering to inspire your classmates and win your school a unique prize…

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Science for Society Week – Globally responsible careers

November 4, 2018 - March 1, 2019

In collaboration with The Association for Science Education What job do you want to do? What are your career aspirations? How might this job impact on the local/national/global environment? e.g. air/land/water pollution, biodiversity, flooding, climate etc. What are the scientific issues involved? How could you help to make this job more globally responsible? Your entry must answer these questions and could be in any form, including: - Poster - Film (5 minutes max) - Essay (500 words max) - Presentation (5 slides…

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The Ultimate STEM Challenge

November 4, 2018 - February 15, 2019

BP has launched the Ultimate STEM Challenge for a fifth year in partnership with STEM Learning. Students aged 11 to 14 are being asked to look at the world around them and use their STEM skills and knowledge to design a better solution. By exploring the practical uses of science, engineering and technology the challenge is designed to stimulate creativity, build confidence and teamworking skills, and inspire young people to consider careers in STEM. You can also request a STEM…

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Secondary schools: apply for the Polar Explorer grant award

November 8, 2018 - January 11, 2019

The Polar Explorer grant award is open to all state-funded secondary schools that wish to improve the transition in STEM subjects from primary to secondary using the Polar Explorer programme to underpin this. Deadline for applications is 11 January 2019 Secondary schools can apply for an award of £2,500, which aims to focus on the following four areas, the key to the successful transition of pupils in STEM subjects from primary to secondary: science leadership quality of collaboration between science…

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The Shell Bright Ideas Challenge – win STEM prizes to fund your department

November 10, 2018 - April 26, 2019

The Bright Ideas Challenge is designed to spark young people’s curiosity in science and engineering and to help you deliver the curriculum in a fun and engaging way. We’ve also aligned the resources to careers strategies across the UK, making it even easier for you to provide quality STEM careers inspiration in the classroom. Prizes Enter and your school could win: Up to £5,000 to supersize its STEM offering, and vouchers for individual team members The chance to take their ideas…

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PSTT/TTS photo competition – win a science ICT collection worth over £350!

November 12 - December 14

WHAT DOES SCIENCE LOOK LIKE IN YOUR SCHOOL? All UK primary schools (educating children from 4-11 years) are invited to submit a captioned photograph for a chance to win this amazing Science ICT collection worth over £350 from TTS. Runner Up prizes include copies of PSTT resources I Can Explain, Titanic and Science Trails. LET’S GET CREATIVE! Pupils might photograph an activity, a place, a reaction, or anything at all that they feel best represents ‘Science at our school’. Why…

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