During these 10 days National Science and Engineering week shines the spotlight on how the sciences, technology, engineering and maths relate to our everyday lives and helps to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers with fun and participative events and activities.
This years theme is "Invention and Discovery" and there are different ways to take part.
- Find events and activities for all ages near you on the Event Map
- Get hands-on at home or school with free Activity Packs
- Try the science Quizzes
- Share your ideas on the most exciting science demos by posting videos on Get Set Demonstrate YouTube channel
- Try online games Team Wild
- Download logos and branded posters
To help celebrate National Science and Engineering Week, Great Gizmos' 4M Science Kits help promote green energy and recycling and are a great way to join in at home.
The latest collection from Great Gizmos allows scientific experiments to be conducted right at home, enabling young boffins the opportunity to carry out tests and trails using everyday materials.
Environments issues are tackled head on with Great Gizmos' range of recycling projects such as Trash Robot; a simple but fun kit which contains cool stickers and wobbly eyes to be added to recycled bottles right from your home. Why not add some bendy arms with concertinaed newspaper or magazines to complete the look
Other great eco-friendly kits include the Grow-A-Maze kit and the ultra-cool Salt Water Power Robot which lets kids create their own miniature robot that will whizz around with the simple aid of salt water. Whilst the Weather Station will let kids keep track of weather changes, learn facts about the weather and once they have finished exploring the bottle can be recycled into their very own green house.
For other mechanical fun, teens can really lift off with the Electric Plane Launcher by discovering how spinning motors and plastic disks are perfect tools to launch a paper plane up to 50 km/h - this exciting speed machine will be hard to catch!
With so much more to offer from Great Gizmos Science Museum Range, children will be spoilt for choice when choosing their next science project.
My son turns 10 on the 22nd March and he loves all things science! So he was delighted that we were sent a Grow-A-Maze kit and that this week would take part during his birthday.
With the Grow-A-Maze you plant a bean and watch it sprout and wind it's way through a maze that you design. You can also watch the roots develop inside the transparent soil container too. A fun and educational kit.
My son had lots of fun designing a maze for his pant to grow and he can't wait to watch what happens. The kit contains everything you need (apart from soil and seeds) and it is a good way to teach him about how plants grow and develop. He really enjoyed designing his maze and his younger sister already wants a go once his bean is fully grown and I like that it can be reused time after time, with the ability to create a different maze each time! This is a toy which gives weeks of fun and excitement as each day the seed grows a little more!!!
We're all really looking forward to watching the plant grow and we look forward to updating you all with it's progress!
We were sent a Grow-A-Maze kit for free on the understanding I would write an honest review of what we thought about the project. I received no payment and the review is my own honest and unbiased opinion of the product and I retain full editorial control and integrity.