British Science Week 5th - 14 March
The theme in 2021 is 'Innovating for the future'.
Science is everywhere. Whether we are cooking in the kitchen, planting in the garden or going for a walk, science is around us and is important to us all. This British Science Week (5th to 14th March 2021), Whitley Bay Big Local are getting involved. We have gathered some local people who wish to share their skills and knowledge and we are collating a timetable full of online activities suitable for all ages. We want to inspire everyone to explore aspects of science.
You can join in our activities or develop your own. Babies and toddlers may like to explore bubbles or cornflour and water, families may join in with weekend activities or ‘Science with Neil’ at 2pm on weekdays, and there will be a multitude of activity ideas and useful website to explore. For older children and adults we will have input about wind turbines, Fibonacci, RNLI, ecology of the coastline and more. We will also link to BBC podcasts.
How can we prepare?
Put dates in your diary, beginning with Science with Neil from Big Science
A great link for Science Week from Newcastle University that includes Key Stage 1 to 5 activity packs and a science cookbook: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/sage/stemoutreach/resources/britishscienceweekactivitypacks/
Some resources and resource packs will be available in the foyer of WBBL’s community building on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings for those who require them. If anyone is shielding and requires delivery of items, please contact us and we’ll do our best to get some to you.
Event timetable (click on the link to find out more)
Whatever you decide to do, please consider sharing photos of your creations and discoveries for an end of week display at Whitley Bay Big Local and for the WBBL FaceBook Page .
Thank you to all volunteers and participants.
British Science Week is coordinated by the British Science Association and is funded by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).