How to: Planning Science Week for your School
Science Week Fun
Mind bending optical illusions, exciting STEM activities, hands-on interactive demos - guaranteed to be the highlight of any science week. Our spectacular science live shows and workshops are perfect for a science assembly or end of term activities, helping inspire a love for science that can last a lifetime.
Whether you plan it to tie in with British Science Week or pick a date all your own, holding a science week at your school is a great way to inspire kids. Packed with fun experiments, STEM activities and wow science, live schools shows are always a highlight of any STEM event.
But coming up with activities for science week can also be a challenge, especially for busy teachers. That’s where we come in! When we deliver our science shows in schools as part of a science week, we make teachers' lives easy. They make a perfect science assembly to start your week off, or round it out with a bang. Our presenters are a fab, diverse bunch of role models (and many are women in STEM), helping young people imagine themselves as the scientists of the future, and maybe even inspiring them into careers in psychology or neuroscience.
Explore the wonderful world of our senses, and the tricks they play on us. Prepare to be amazed by multi-sensory tricks & visual illusions in this demo-packed exploration of your amazing brain and senses- including a few you didn't know you had!
Spectacular Science Shows & Workshops
Our science schools shows and workshops are highly interactive, engaging and great fun. They are delivered by our expert presenters, with time for Q&A included. That's Non-Sense is hugely popular for primary schools, while Hack Your Brain is ideal for secondary students. Both work well as headline events for whole year groups, packed with spectacular science, fun experiments and loads of demos about our amazing brains. Our workshops are super hands-on, with students getting up-close and personal with brain science as they make or build something- perfect activities for science week!
A whirlwind introduction to the amazing brain and nervous system, packed with memorable large scale demos, Hack Your Brain is sure to be a highlight of any STEM event or school science week!
Discover how the brain changes when we learn new things in this interactive science show for schools. Through a series of memory games and quizzes, we explore how memories are stored in the brain, and cover tips and tricks for making the most of their memories. For older kids (KS4, KS5) see Mastering Memory
Can you crack puzzles solved by chimps, parrots and dolphins? Are you smarter than a slime mould? By exploring the range of abilities held by our animal relatives, this fun show throws light on the difficulties of defining intelligence, and introduces kids to neurodiversity.
This interactive game show uses demos, experiments and quizzes to show how our brains trick us into making irrational decisions every day. The audience will learn to navigate the quirks of their brains and identify unconscious biases to make smarter choices
If you are planning a full programme of science week activities, why not book a whole day of Braintastic! science shows and workshops? We offer great discounts for multiple performance and can pack in 4 spectacular schools shows, 6 hands on workshops or a mix of both, for a day your students will never forget! And if that's not enough science week content for you we can also recommend other fab UK science presenters, or even organise a full week of science shows and STEM activities to inspire, amaze (and perhaps even educate!) your students.
Plus, we’ve got a great collection of free science resources, which you can raid for British Science Week ideas or as activities for science club in your school.
Free Resources - Fun Activities for Science Week
Build a Neuron Challenge
This action-packed STEM activity pack introduces students to what is a neuron- the cells that make up their brains. It challenges them to build their own neuron rube goldberg machine, guiding them through the engineering design process.
Great as a science week activity, or a fun end of term challenge. And we'd love to see your machines- do send us a photo or tag us on social media.