- Exploring electricity class pack
The Exploring Electricity class pack presents an engaging way for children to investigate electricity topics. With six Genecon hand generatorsa range of accessories available, Genecon is an amazing hands-on way to learn about Electricity.The Data Harvest competition to win a class pack has now closed and the winners announced.
- Biochemical Society Scientific Outreach Grants
The next round of Biochemical Society Scientific Outreach Grants of applications is open in January 2017! The Biochemical Society have grants of up to £1000 available to help fund activities that communicate the excitement of molecular bioscience, or more general biology, to young people and the community.
- Clean Tech Competition 2017
The Clean Tech Competition is a research and design challenge for pre-college youth that builds on sound scientific understanding of real-world issues and the integration of science, English/language arts, mathematics, technology, the arts, and the design process. The 2017 competition opens soon!
- Santa Loves STEM competition
Our Christmas competition is back and we can't wait to get started! The competition will run on the IET Faraday Facebook page from Thursday 1st - Friday 16th December.
- UCL neuroscience competition
On March 18th 2017, UCL Neuroscience Society is organising a neuroscience competition for high school students, the English Brain Bee. The competition aims to teach students about the brain, its structure and function, and to provide an introduction to scientific research as a whole.
- Minecraft Competition
EUMETSAT is launching a Minecraft satellite-building competition for 6-16 year olds. The goal is for Minecrafters to build a model of the Sentinel-3 or Jason-3 ocean-monitoring satellites, or to get creative and design their own satellite and/or ocean monitoring system with buoys, automatic robots etc.
- Trajan MiPlatform
The MiPlatform: Special offer extended to Janauary 2017! Transform your optical microscope with a MiPlatform and a smartphone. View high quality images quickly and ergonomically.
- Living Nativity
Journey through the scenes of the nativity and meet the Wise Men and their camels, see Mary in the stable and talk to the Shepherds as they tend their flock. Join Santa as he tells you about the animals he meets when he travels around the world. For Reception, Y1 and Y2 children.
- Whipsnade Zoo Education Sessions
Boasting a diverse and highly skilled Education Team, we provide unique learning sessions for all ages (5-19) and abilities. Linked to the National Curriculum, we aim to deliver interactive experiences using resources such as live animals, biofacts and multimedia
- Global Expedition
This is a cross curricular activity that brings in Science, Maths, Geography and English for both KS1 and KS2 in the Zoo. The activity is led by a Discovery and Learning officer and sees students exploring the Zoo for two hours with their own personal tour guide.
- £50k energy makeover for schools
This is a new, innovative and free teacher’s resource and competition to help pupils aged 7-11 learn how new technology can help save energy. Competition prizes include a £50,000 school energy makeover and a trip to the Science Museum!
- Working with glass
Hints and tips for working with glass from the Timstar resident expert.
- Philip Harris Lego workshops
The FREE workshops are perfect for anyone involved in 11-16 STEM including secondary school teachers, science technicians, head teachers, regional coordinators or Local Authority members. You will learn hands-on how to deliver the Curriculum, including Computing, in a creative way.
- Smoky Homes
This exciting NEW Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) project is for primary aged pupils aged 9-11. The project provides a real-life context for pupils to explore the health and environmental problems faced by the 3 billion people globally who cook on open fires or traditional cook stoves.
- MARCH Science Conference
Join us in London at the 3rd International Education Conference on November 15th 2016: STEM across Europe: making it real. This is a FREE event!
- Wild 4 Maths
A great new session for upper primary school children to apply maths skills to a real-life context, and understand how maths and science are linked. This session explores how maths is used in conservation work at the Zoo and out in the field.
- Exploring the First Electrical Houses
A new open-access online resource supporting cross-curricular learning of KS2 electricity, history, and art and design topics has been developed by researchers at the University of Leeds.
- ASE Scotland Annual Conference
The conference preview for the ASE Scotland Annual Conference 2017 has now been published!
- Safety at work
This module investigates how safe working is encouraged in industrial laboratories.
- Medicine box challenge
Student teams make boxes and labels for medicine bottles in the core task of this suite of activities.
- Diabetes 16+
The advanced level version of the ABPI Diabetes resource. An outstanding teaching, study and revision activity for A Level / Highers
- Bloodhound SSC - Race for the Line Competition
The BLOODHOUND Project is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1000mph world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Apply now for the 'Race for the line competition' - A Micro:bit Model Rocket Car Competition for England & Wales
- The Uncover Copper Competition
Are you a UK student aged 11–16? Would you like the chance to win £100 (plus £500 for your school) by exploring copper’s essential role in our present and future? Read on!
- British Heart Foundation competition
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is offering primary and secondary schools across the UK the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime interactive workshop with a BHF-funded researcher to teach pupils about what the heart does and how it works
- Collins OCR GCSE Student Books
Written for the OCR Gateway GCSE (9-1) Science specification, our new resources will develop and embed the skills your students need to succeed in all three assessment objectives.
- Collins AQA GCSE Student Books
Written by a team of expert authors for the AQA GCSE (9-1) Science specification, our new resources will develop and embed the skills your students need to succeed in all three assessment objectives
Tap into Great British Bake Off fever by making your own science cake! The Physiological Society is challenging you to make a cake which explains how your body works for your chance to win some great prizes.
- Why You'll Never Catch Smallpox
Children revise key learning from across the 'Why You'll Never Catch Smallpox' activities and explore how Jenner’s discovery has changed the world, and its crucial role in their own health.
- Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS)
The Teacher Assessment in Primary Science (TAPS) project aims to develop support for a valid, reliable and manageable system of science assessment which will have a positive impact on children’s learning
- Operating Theatre Live
Operating Theatre Live is the UK’s ultimate medical experience. Team Operating Theatre Live travel the UK delivering workshops in schools teaching science with a careers focus in a real operating theatre using real anatomy!
- The Junior Memory Championship
Now in its ninth year, The Junior Memory Championship™, a hugely popular nationwide memory championship for primary school children, is officially open for entries for 2017
- ASE Conferences and Events
ASE events and conference offer teacher-led professional development opportunities and are held at UK-wide venues.
- Call for Poster Presentations
We are inviting contributions from undergraduate final year students; Masters students; Doctoral students; teacher educators, teachers, involved with any aspects of teaching, learning and leadership in (primary or secondary) science classrooms
- Longitude Prize
Superbugs is a new mobile game which sees players face off against a major threat to global health. With its petri dish filled with colourful bacterial colonies, the game comes straight from today's headlines: the global rise of superbugs.
- The Big Bang Competition
The Big Bang Competition lets more young people than ever showcase their science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) projects and is open to UK residents in full-time secondary education
- Design for a Better World
Design for a better world offers an exciting new global design challenge and competition for students aged 11-14 years. The deadline for entering the competition is the 16th December 2016.
- The Squashed Tomato Challenge
Challenge your students to take on a real life problem affecting people in Nepal.
- Timstar Blog
Timstar monthly blog posts focus on all different aspects of Science Education. Each month from these you can learn great tips, receive free lesson plans and useful templates.
- Timstar Team
Building a relationship with our customers is vital in achieving our aim of becoming a responsive team, dedicated to your needs. We have a 50-strong team including ex-teachers and technicians offering expert advice, customer support, product demonstrations, training and CPD workshops.
- Timstar Newsletter
Timstar offer a termly newsletter packed full of quality articles, competitions, technical tips and lots more. Did you know that any science or education article featured in our Newsletter receives a £25 M&S voucher?
- Curriculum resources for practical and investigative science
Working together with the ASE to help deliver an excellent and inspiring education for all young people, these co-authored resources support science departments to integrate engaging and purposeful activities within their current schemes of learning.
- Edina Trust
The Edina Trust provides non-competitive, easy-to-access grants, for primary schools in certain areas of the UK, to be used to promote the teaching of science and gardening.
- Practical Action Posters
A range of colourful posters freely available from Practical Action.
- Technology Justice
Questions around technology and the right to access it in today’s world and more are explored in this engaging set of resources for students aged 9-19.
- Moja Island
Evaluating renewable energy resources, Moja Island is a discussion based 1-2 hour activity which will reinforce students' understanding of renewable energy sources.
- Practical Action evaluation tools
Support your students to evaluate products and designs. The Practical Action evaluation tools give students (aged 7-19) an opportunity to analyse their products, designs or existing products.
- #techjustice in action
A series of three videos presented by Ortis Deley, technology justice is all about ensuring everyone has access to technology that is essential for life.
- Water for the world
Help pupils find out about access to water and build their own filters. An activity developed with Engineers Without Borders as an education outreach workshop for pupils aged 7-14.
- Small Is Challenge
A design challenge for students aged 7 to 14. Students look at technologies from the last 100 years and invent a product that could help us lead a more sustainable future.
- Measles alert!
A dramatic multimedia simulation of a modern measles outbreak, using real data from the 2013 Swansea epidemic. Children take on roles in an Outbreak Control Team and use their maths and science skills to analyse and fight the outbreak.