National Science & Engineering Week 2011: teaching resources

By Rachel Hayward | 21 December 2010

Logo for National Science and Engineering Week showing the words against a pink bubble background and the date 11 until 20 March 2011 against a blue bubble background
© British Science Association
National Science & Engineering Week 2011: register your event, competiton news, teaching resources and more.

Looking to enthuse your pupils in science?

About National Science & Engineering Week 2011, (NSEW)
National Science & Engineering Week takes place March 11-20, 2011 and is a national celebration of the sciences and engineering. The theme for 2011 is Communication and it's open to any school or organisation to arrange an event to celebrate the Week, including museums and science centres round the UK.

You can book a science presenter, organise a science fair, get resources for cross-curricular activities across the entire school or take a class on a trip. Find inspiration with case-studies of past NSEW Event Award finalists on the British Science Association website.

Register your event for the School Prize Draw
Register before February 8, 2011 for the School Prize Draw with prizes for over 130 schools.

NSEW Event Awards – cash prizes
Did you know you could also self-nominate for an NSEW Event Award?

NSEW Event Awards, sponsored by EngineeringUK, recognise the best events that take place during NSEW each year, with cash prizes of between £200 and £800 in the following categories:
Best Science Event
Best Engineering Event
Best Primary School Event
Best Secondary School Event
Outstanding Contribution Award

Nominations are now open and close on February 4, 2011. The winning school/organisation in each event category receives £600, and for 2011 there’s an additional £200 prize for runners-up. If you have been organising NSEW events for a number of years then the Outstanding Contribution Award, along with an £800 prize for science and engineering engagement activities, could be yours.

Find out more and download NSEW resources
Click on the link above for full details of NSEW Event Award applications and resources including Activity Packs, How To guides and other downloadable material to put on your event.

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