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Water Rocket Challenge!

Aim for the sky in the NPL annual Water Rocket Challenge, which sees hundreds of participants, from school teams to adults, battling it out to become champion.

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The 2018 Great Bug Hunt is on!

Entries to reach us by 15th June 2018.  Engage you children with an exploration of minibeasts whilst supporting Working Scientifically and Living Things and Their Habitats!

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Why reindeer with reflective antlers?

The British Association of Aerosol Manufacturers (BAMA) have a great series of resources that show practical application of science concepts such as solids liquids and gases, volatility and gas pressure.

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IET: The Institution of Engineering and Technology

IET offer great support for enrichment through Faraday Challenge and DIY Faraday Challenge Day. They also have a good range of free resources to support 11-19 teaching and learning.

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Latest Resources

  • Ditch the Dirt
    An exciting new STEM challenge for pupils aged 8-14 years. It enables them to investigate ways of making dirty water cleaner through sieving and filtering and can also be used to explore ways of making water fit to drink.


  • Practical Action
    Practical Action is a development charity which works closely with some of the world’s poorest people. We provide free, tried and tested primary and secondary resources that support the curriculum while giving a unique global dimension to lessons. Our materials include innovative lesson ideas, downloadable posters, videos and homework activities.
  • Collins Key Stage 3 Science

    The Second Edition has been fully matched to the 2014 curriculum and designed to help students secure the key skills, knowledge and interest in science needed to succeed at Key Stage 3 and beyond. Written by a team of expert authors who know what works in the classroom.

  • Timstar Curriculum Support

    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 for KS3, GCSE and A Level.

  • Virtual Physics Laboratory
    The Virtual Physics Laboratory (VPL) from Virtual Science Ltd is a suite of 27 interactive physics simulations. They allow the user to take ranges of measurements over a wide variety of simulated practicals, from Rutherford’s alpha scattering to measurements of Plank’s constant using LEDs.


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  • Entry deadline looming! Win £500 for your school! Competition for ages 11-16 to explore copper’s essential role in… May 25, 2018 04:01 PM
  • RT @NPL: Did you know that NPL has a world record for making the world's largest water rocket? Find out here how you can be a part of this… May 25, 2018 11:30 AM
  • Primary schools! The Great Bug Hunt 2018 is on! What will you find..?! Entries to reach us by 15th June 2018.… May 24, 2018 09:00 AM
  • Why is a science teacher like a magician? The quick answer is “you’re not”. In fact, you are the complete opposite.… May 23, 2018 09:10 AM
  • The deadline is 31 May for submissions to run a session at the ASE Annual Conference 9-12 January 2019 - University… May 22, 2018 02:01 PM
  • ASE Green Tick evaluations identify areas of both strength and weakness to help you make an informed purchasing dec… May 22, 2018 09:10 AM
  • Primary schools! It's that time of year again! The ASE Great Bug Hunt 2018 is on! What will you find..?! Entries to… May 21, 2018 02:05 PM
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