Free science activity packs

Free science activity packs

Great hands-on science and engineering activities and projects from National Science & Engineering Week

Invention & discovery

Kicking off on 15 March 2013, this year NSEW explores 'Invention & discovery'Let's celebrate the citizen scientist and inventor! Everything around us has at some point been invented. Everyday problems lead to new innovations to find solutions.

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National Science & Engineering Week introductory video
with TV presenter Dallas Campbell...


New for National Science & Engineering Week 2013!


Kicking off on 15 March 2013, this year National Science & Engineering Week explores 'Invention & discovery'. Anyone can organise an event or activity for the Week and we provide tailored ideas and supporting resources to help you with the planning.

Three new activity packs

These additions to our series of activity packs feature easy ideas for hands-on activities with supporting videos and interactive whiteboard compatibility:

  • for 5 - 11 year olds: 'Accidental discoveries'


  • for 11- 16 year olds: 'Genius inventions'


  • for special educational needs groups of all ages: 'Super science', a symbol-supported activity pack.


Free packs full of science and engineering hands-on activities and projects are produced each year for National Science & Engineering Week, and are available to download all year round.

NSEW resources

  • Over 300 easy-to-run activities suitable for at home or school.
  • Activities are curriculum-linked with teachers/organiser notes.
  • The activity packs are designed to be carried out at minimal cost using items you would find in your average school or educational establishment (or even from your kitchen cupboard).
  • For the kids they will be hands-on, fun, and have a wow factor!
  • Each activity pack is themed.
  • Those with the flag below next to them are provided in both Welsh and English.
    NSEW Welsh Language Resources

Click on the links below to find out more about the new resources for 2013, or visit the National Science & Engineering Week resources pages here to see all the available activity packs.