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November 2018

Aspire to Engineer – the Genetic Engineering Challenge

November 4, 2018 - December 31, 2018

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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British Science Week – funding opportunity closing soon.

November 4, 2018 - November 12, 2018

British Science Week will take place between 8-17th March 2019. Applications are currently open for grants to support activities. A Kick Start grant would give your school £300 to run an activity and a Kick Start More grant would give up to £700 for an activity that involves your students and the local community.

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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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I’m a scientist, get me out of here

November 5, 2018 - November 16, 2018

An online event where school students meet and interact with scientists. It’s an X Factor-style competition between scientists, where students are the judges. Students challenge the scientists over fast-paced online text-based live CHATs. They ASK the scientists anything they want, and VOTE for their favourite scientist to win a prize of £500 to communicate their work with the public.

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

November 12, 2018 - December 14, 2018

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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