Welcome to Beyond’s Science Blog! This entry explores British Science Week 2023 and this year’s theme: Connections.
Connections. What are they? They can be defined as a relationship in which a person or thing is linked or associated with something else. If that doesn’t sum up science in a nutshell, then we don’t know what does. That is why here at Beyond, we’re so excited that the theme for British Science Week 2023 is Connections.
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What is British Science Week?
British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). This year, it will take place from 10th March to 19th March. This theme allows for a lot of discussion. The scope to be able to connect scientific ideas together to make British Science Week 2023 one to remember is endless.
That being said, we need to start this journey of endless possibility somewhere. We suggest starting with something that is (quite literally) close to everybody’s heart, the connections within the human body.
British Science Week: Connections in the Human Body Resource Pack
This Connections in the Human Body Resource Pack contains a carefully-curated collection of curriculum-linked resources relating to connections in the human body, including the interaction between the brain and the nervous system and how processes, such as the cell cycle, are sequenced.
Moving on to connections further than the end of our own nose, you might like to talk to your students about connections within ecology.
British Science Week: Connections in Ecological Systems Resource Pack
This Connections in Ecological Systems Resource Pack contains a specially-selected collection of curriculum-linked resources relating to connections in ecosystems, including food chains, food webs and biomass transfer.
Moving away from Biology for a moment, we hope this next resource idea won’t shock you. Potentially, it could make a difference to your lessons…
British Science Week: Connections in Electric Circuits Resource Pack
This Connections in Electric Circuits Resource Pack contains some shockingly good scientific curriculum-linked resources relating to electric circuits.
The resources in this pack can be used to explore how circuit components connect together and the relationship between variables such as current, charge, potential difference and resistance. Telling your year 10 students how this knowledge connects to the exam questions should make them listen up a bit more. You’d have thought so, wouldn’t you?!
We told you that the scope for connections is endless, and this next resource is no exception. Get your class to connect with one another about the very real issue of climate change.
British Science Week: Connections Climate Change Resource Pack
This Climate Change Connections Resource Pack can be used to explore the connection between human activities and climate change. Furthermore, it can be used to link together ideas that your students will have heard in other curriculum areas. They can discuss what bias is, and what anomalous results are. This should help to solidify knowledge that your students may already have and help them to connect ideas together. No promises, but it might even help you when the dreaded words, ‘When will we ever need to know this!’, come out of your students’ mouths.
British Science Week is a time to come together and connect and if we can link together with the other STEM subjects, then the more the better.