British Science Week: Bring science to life with our virtual explorer sessions and free award winning resources


This year’s British Science Week from 6-15 March is themed on our diverse planet. What better way to celebrate than with a range of FREE engaging STEAM activities and thought-provoking lessons from around the world.

Can’t decide what to do for British Science Week 2020? Encounter Edu is here to help with three themes: Coral Oceans, Ocean Plastics, and Frozen Oceans. Find our links below.

Connect your students with a real explorer. Book a 1-2-1 Virtual Explorer session where your students can meet an explorer virtually, generate their own questions, and hear them answered live! This session is 45 minutes long and can improve literacy around science week. The Virtual Explorer experience costs £200. Contact [email protected] for more details.

What do you have to do?

  1. Pick a topic from below
  2. Share the appropriate key stage resource links with your peers
  3. Book a Virtual Explorer session: [email protected]
Ocean Plastics

The Ocean Plastics units explore marine plastic pollution, case studies from around the world, study materials and are inspired to enact change in their communities. Depending on the level, students will discover the journey plastic takes through manufacture, use, and disposal into the ocean.

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Coral Oceans

The units are based on the journeys undertaken by science teams taking part in the XL Catlin Seaview Survey expeditions. These resources present a complete scheme of work for the science classroom, covering core science and sustainability curriculum areas as well as enhancing students' creative and communications skills.

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Frozen Oceans

Frozen Oceans units outline the research carried out by the Catlin Arctic Surveys and can be used in teaching the carbon cycle, ocean acidification and its impact on the Arctic ecosystem. Students practice working scientifically through inquiry-based lessons that replicate work done by field scientists in the Arctic.

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