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Science Week 2016

2016 marks the 21st year of Science Week; a national, annual event that celebrates the fascinating worlds of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  This year, Science Week 2016 takes place from the 13th to 20th November. There will be lots of events happening across the country which you can find out more about on

Science Week Investigating Light Themed Framework

For science week, why not try get your pupils investigating light? In this DPSM/ESERO themed framework, pupils investigate aspects of light and discover that light is a form of energy. Using rainbow spinners, they can learn that not only can white light be broken up into the rainbow colours, but also that the rainbow colours can be brought together to produce white light. This leads to investigating the reflection of light on various surfaces and at different angles and apply what they have discovered to how satellites work.  Finally, they investigate refraction using different types of lenses and make a model telescope.

Investigating Light: Classroom Resource Booklet

Get Involved

You can also run your very own Science Week event, there are lots of ideas for activities on the Science Week website. Don't forget to register your event on to be in with a chance of winning a prize and so you can order some cool Science Week merchandise. 

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Science Week 2016 - be part of it!