10 women trailblazers to study this British Science Week

Girl in goggles during British Science Week

British Science Week takes place on 5-14 March, just as school pupils head back the classes following the latest lockdown. If you’re planning some memorable science lessons this week, then put paid to scientist stereotypes with these 10 women trailblazers. When asked to depict a scientist, too many children draw a white man with ‘mad professor’ […]

Get free science resources for British Science Week!

British Science Week - a child with balloon does experiment

British Science Week takes place from 6-15 March 2020 and a well-known parenting blogger is launching a digital campaign to provide parents and teachers with free learning resources – raising money for charity at the same time.  Helen Neale, the creator of the UK’s No.1 Parenting Blog Kiddycharts.com, is launching 31 Days of Learning which will give schools and families free […]

Free classroom resources launched by Institute of Physics

Physics classroom resources in use during an experiment

The Institute of Physics (IOP) has announced the launch of a brand new education website – IOPSpark – designed to provide online classroom resources for every aspect of teaching pre-19 physics. In a single, easy-to-navigate destination, teachers can discover: The UK and Ireland’s most comprehensive set of free, quality physics classroom resources A carefully curated collection […]

Girls’ progression in science studied by Institute of Physics

The Institute of Physics is carrying out research on gender stereotyping in science

Schools from across England are being invited to sign up for free to the Institute of Physics’ Improving Gender Balance national research trial.  Across England, the trial, funded by the Department for Education (DfE) will work with teachers on whole-school approaches to tackling gender stereotyping and the resulting limits on both boys and girls’ choices. In […]

Dr Emily Grossman: ‘Anyone can be a scientist!’

Dr Emily Grossman - girls at the Rocking Ur Teens event

Dr Emily Grossman is an expert in molecular biology and the face of many a scientific TV and radio slot (including The Alan Titchmarsh Show and Duck Quacks Don’t Echo). Here, Emily speaks to QA Education editor Victoria Galligan about why she’s involved with Rocking Ur Teens, a social enterprise that runs inspiring conferences that […]

reuse4education – like eBay, but better

reuse4education science equipment

With another term underway, schools, colleges and universities will have the opportunity to make their budgets go a little bit further thanks to the launch of reuse4education. At a time when funds are constantly being stretched, this free, easy to use online platform allows educational institutions to buy, sell, swap and loan anything from photocopiers and […]

Plastics recycling education programme launched

The R-Generation plastics education pack can be downloaded for free

The recycling plastics education programme R-Generation is widening its reach for 2018, and will now be available to every primary and secondary school in the UK.  Following its launch in 2016, Nestlé Waters UK is continuing its partnership with recycling charity, RECOUP, and environmental education organisation, Wastebuster, to deliver an updated programme for 2018. This year will […]

KidZania London STEAMs into October

Kidzania STEAM event

Launching Friday 5 to Sunday 7 October, KidZania London – the indoor city run by kids at Westfield London, Shepherd’s Bush – will be hosting an action-packed STEAM Week, inspiring kids to develop their skills across science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. With 2018 seeing the launch of the government’s Year of Engineering campaign, of which KidZania […]

Embedding a life-long love of science through a high-quality resource

A science lesson in action

Executive head teacher Malcolm Drakes explains how a science resource has changed the way that the subject is being taught across Broadford Primary School…   “Pupils at Broadford Primary School wake up excited at the prospect of the school day ahead. We work to give the 568 children in our care a rich educational experience […]