Last updated: 21 January 2020


Apply NOW for The Salters' Festivals of Chemistry 2020

Applications are now open for the Salters' Institute Festivals of Chemistry! Apply now to avoid disappointment. Places are not offered on a first come, first served basis but do apply before priority entry closes on the 31 January for the best chance of attending your Festival of choice.

The Salters’ Festivals of Chemistry for 11-13 year olds are held at universities and colleges. Activities include two practical challenges and a fun lecture with fun prizes and certificates for all. Approximately 50 events are held annually, at approximately 40 different universities across the UK and Ireland, with around 800 schools taking part each year.  In total over 46,000 students have experienced the fun of practical chemistry through our Festivals of Chemistry.

Yr 7 & 8 events will be held in Bangor, Aberystwyth, Swansea and Cardiff. There will be a yr9 event in Pontypridd.

Details here.

Teaser packs launched for British Science Week 2020

Prepare for British Science Week with the British Science Association's short teaser pack of activities and ideas, available to download now.

They have created these preview packs to help you prepare for British Science Week and each one contains two activities, poster competition information and an array of resources and ideas you can use for the Week.

The full pack with even more activities will be published on the British Science Association website in January 2020, so watch this space! 

If you use the activities, don't forget to let them know, by tagging #BSW20 on social media.

Details here.


Techmeet Swansea 

Gower College Swansea, Tycoch Campus,Tycoch Road, Sketty, Wales, SA2 9EB
12 February 2020 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Join Catherine Mellor from Timstar to share a range of new practical ideas together with technicans from Gower College. What is the best idea you have seen in the prep room ? Then come along to this tech meet,
network and be inspired by ideas tried and tested by other technicians and teachers . Save time hunting through the internet to go straight to relevant and safe ideas to enthuse your pupils and have ideas for running a well organsied safe prep room. Can you share a good prac, website, book, activity, app and talk to others about it?
Join the ASE , The Royal Society of Chemistry, Timstar and Institute of Physics and share
good practice together
To book go to

Cardiff Science Festival  15-18 February 2020

Cardiff Science Festival takes over Wales’ capital to inspire and educate. We showcase science, technology, engineering and maths, integrating them into the capital city of Wales. The four-day festival spreads throughout Cardiff’s libraries, cafes, bars and streets, with hidden events for your to discover.

Our aim is to celebrate science, technology, engineering and maths, and how they affect our every day lives. We bring science to you, with a range of events that are guaranteed to captivate and teach you something new.

Cardiff is a hub for science research and world-renowned science communicators. By following our map around the city, you can learn something new from the best researchers and communicators, right on your doorstep.

More information here.

National Museum Cardiff After Dark 19 February 6pm - 9pm

Join us for a night of fun activities, mysteries and experiments.

Meet scientists and engineers from the Museum and Cardiff University and have a go at some awesome experiments.

The Café in the Museum will be serving drinks and snacks.

In partnership with Cardiff University’s School of Engineering.

Information and booking here.

STEM ON STAGE - Family Science Event Margam Country Park, Port Talbot

A family friendly event with STEM Ambassadors on show at this wonderful venue.

Book your free ticket for a fun filled experience of Science! Entertaining activities to wow all ages from children to adults. We will be joined by the amazing Techniquest STARLAB, for an out of this world experience of the night sky! (limited places available at the event) STEM Ambassadors will be welcoming visitors with a host of amazing activities at The Orangery Margam Park. TV presenter Dan Rouse will be entertaining you with a talk on brilliant and bizarrre birds and wildlife conservation.

We have magicians of maths, Astronomy, Energy experiments and much more!

Don't miss out - your ticket includes free entry and parking atMargam Country Park. Tickets must be produced for entry to the event.

This new event is sponsored by STEM Learning, the UKs largest provider of careers support in Science Technology Engineering and Maths.

Booking here.


ASE Practical Matters – an opportunity to share ideas

5 March 2020. 4.30pm. – 6.30pm Coedcae  School, Trostre Road, Llanelli
Want to inspire your pupils? Then come along to this teachmeet, network and be inspired by ideas tried and tested by other teachers or students. Join Euan Mc Laughlin from Gower College and share some fascinating practical demonstrations
There will be an opportunity to network and be inspired by ideas tried and tested by other teachers or students. Save time hunting through the internet to go straight to relevant and safe ideas to enthuse your pupils and have ideas for running staff meetings. Can you share a good website, book, activity, app and talk to others about it?
All welcome: students, teachers and NQTs. Members and non-members. Join the ASE , The Royal Society of Chemistry and Institute of Physics and share good practice and great science together.
To book go to

British Science Week 6 - 15 March 2020

It's not too soon to start planning your activities for British Science Week 2020! The theme will be 'Our Diverse Planet'.

Keep an eye on the website for details.

Cardiff University School of Medicine Science in Health Live March 11 & 12

Science in Health LIVE is a one day event held in March, designed for year 12 pupils.

During the day you will experience:

  • a laboratory tour designed to introduce you to a research laboratory environment
  • a series of short talks on various hot topics in the biomedical science
  • a wide range of hands-on exhibits covering a diverse range of topics, including tissue regeneration, therapeutic targets for rheumatoid arthritis, genetics and mental health, diagnosis of heart disease, anaesthesia, medical imaging, the human eye and bone growth.

By attending this event, you will gain an insight into the biomedical research taking place at Cardiff University, experience experimental approaches first-hand, participate in interactive exhibits and have the opportunity to ask lots of questions about potential healthcare career options.

In 2019, we also offered continuing professional development (CPD) sessions for teachers. These sessions looked at how teachers could bring the A-Level science curriculum to life for pupils.

More information here.

Explorify Primary Science
17 March 2020
Maesycwmmer Primary School, Tabor Road, Maesycwmmer, Wales, CF82 7QH

Join Louise Stubberfield from the Welcome Trust to find out more about the resource that is changing the way primary science is being taught in schools. The free resource of engaging, creative science activities has been designed to spark curiosity, discussion and debate. From video to hands-on activities, it’s easy to get Explorifying!
Explorify was created in 2016 as part of the Wellcome Trust's commitment to investing in primary science. Using evidence-based research, we worked with teachers and other organisations in the science education sector to produce and test a set of activities that would help to develop pupils' thinking skills and lead to scientific enquiry.
Many of the resources are available through the medium of Welsh.
There will also be an opportunity to hear from colleagues who have tried and tested Expolrify in their own classrooms as well as find out more about other free resources that can be used to deliver the new curriculum in the classroom
To book go to