British Science Week - 10th-19th March 2023

Feb. 24, 2023

March 10th-19th marks the 2023 edition of British Science Week. For ten days, people of all ages will be taking part in engaging events and activities coordinated by the British Science Association to celebrate science, technology, engineering and math. We've compiled some resources and cool Purple Mash activities for you to check out!

Throughout British Science Week, teachers, STEM professionals, science communicators and the general public alike are provided a platform to produce and participate in events celebrating STEM.


This year’s theme is ‘Connections’. The British Science Association has produced a range of Activity packs which have been created in partnership with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). These contain lots of activities around all sorts of ‘connection’ including eco-friendly behaviours, animals, and space. These can be used at home or in the classroom, allowing children to participate in the fun at any time. They are also running their poster competition again this year, with a range of fantastic prizes, the poster should be on the theme of Growth and schools can submit entries up to 31st March 2023.

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Experiment with Purple Mash resources during British Science Week

Purple Mash resources

Purple Mash has a wealth of resources to support you in school to celebrate British Science Week, from Mashcams to writing frames, we have a range of resources that you can use during the week. Here we have collated a few of our favourites. If you're not currently a subscriber, you can try Purple Mash free for 14 days.


You could start by asking children what connection means to them and use 2Connect to gather and share their thoughts and use this debate template to debate which connections in our world are the most important.

You can also take a look at our ‘Evolution of Humans’ template, exploring our connection with the early stages of humanity, and describing how our ancestor lived throughout different eras. Jumping to the modern day, use this template to explore the connection with our parent and discuss our genetic inheritance.

If we look at the plants with which we share the world, children can use 2animate to create an animation of plants growing or to show a life cycle. They can use our Growing Plants template to describe what happens as a plant grows and take our Plants Labelling quiz labelling the parts of the plant and things that help it to grow.

Whatever you choose to do for British Science week we would love to see you work on our Twitter or Facebook pages using the hashtag #BSW23. Have fun!