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It's time to get enthused about science

06 March 2015 By Ashley Cartwright, Buyer - Curriculum


The month of March is science-filled, bringing British Science Week, and an exciting opportunity to get kids enthused about space.

Taking place between 13-22 March, British Science Week (BSW) is a celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (the STEM subjects), and a great way to get kids exciting and immersed in them.

Raising the profile of these key areas of learning is an important issue for schools, as the government looks to address the UK skills gap and get more children interested in becoming scientists and engineers.

With this in mind, here's our list of key apparatus to get you experimenting throughout British Science Week and beyond:

  1. The Lab Coat
  2. Polypropylene Beakers
  3. PH Indicator Paper Stick
  4. Duracell Industrial Alkaline Battery
  5. Ohaus Traveler Portable Balance
  6. Heart Model
  7. Lab Timer
  8. Microscope
  9. Desk Top Skeleton
  10. Human Torso
BSW Apparatus

In the midst of the celebrations, a rare and fantastic event is also set to happen, The biggest solar eclipse in 16 years will pass in front of the sun on Friday 20 March between 8.30am and 11am. 

Why not take the opportunity to build suspense for the event and bring the moon into your classroom? Try installing our Illuminated Moon which can hang on the wall, and show pupils the 12 illuminated lunar phases. Our Earth and Space Poster Set is also ideal for highlighting the movement of the planets around the sun and the movement of the moon. 

Illuminated Moon

Don't miss the opportunity to celebrate this event - the next one won't be until 2026! 

In the next few months we will be expanding our range further, with 2000 new products to help stimulate and support science learning. So watch this space!

Categories: Education

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