British Science Week Activity Packs

The Society has worked together with the British Science Association to help develop a resource for their British Science Week activity packs. The theme for this year’s British Science Week is “Change”, encouraging young people to think about and investigate the changes happening in the world all around us; from seasons and climate, to materials…

Weather Balloon Competition – deadline extended

Sponsored by Chris Hillcox: Balloon News and Near Space Photography 11-16 students are invited to design and build a science experiment to be carried through the atmosphere by a weather balloon.  What measurements could you make? What images could you take? Themes could include Earth observation, the atmosphere, Natural forces, cold temperatures, pressure or UV….

Will it Snow?

As the weather gets colder and Christmas approaches, the question of whether or not it will snow, and whether we’ll get a white Christmas becomes important – and a great way to revise some weather processes. Have a look at our resource investigating what weather conditions are required for snow, with some ideas for classroom…

Met Office Work Experience 2017

The Met Office have advertised their work experience scheme for 2017, which will run from 10-14 July. The scheme is open to those in years 10-12. The deadline for applications is 22nd January 2017. More information is available at