Primary Science Teacher Awards

Nominate a teacher you know for a Primary Science Teacher Award.

Teachers that are doing incredible work, raising standards, excelling in tough conditions and going above and beyond deserve to be celebrated. The Primary Science Teacher Awards do just that - we celebrate, reward and provide a plethora of opportunity for these deserving teachers. We look forward to receiving nominations, annually, for teachers who meet the criteria.

The awards are open to all current practising Primary Teachers (full or part-time, in schools in the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man).

Closing date for nominations is January 13th, 2023.

Details here

The UK CanSat Competition

The CanSat competition provides students with the opportunity to have practical experience working on a small-scale space project. They are tasked with designing and building their own simulation of a real satellite, integrated within the volume and shape of a soft drink can. The challenge for students is to fit all the major subsystems found in a satellite, such as power, sensors and a communication system, into this minimal volume. After building their CanSat teams will be invited to launch events across the UK to launch their CanSats on small rockets, with their CanSats returning to Earth using a parachute designed by the students.

Teams are set a primary mission of measuring air pressure and air temperature during the CanSats descent, with data being transmitted to the students' ground station. They are also tasked with design a secondary mission of their choosing. It can be based on other satellite missions, a perceived need for scientific data for a specific project, a technology demonstration for a student-designed component, or any other mission that would fit the CanSat’s capabilities. 

For those aged 14 and above.

Registration deadline is October 1st and the competition runs until April.

Details here.

Apply now for FIRST® LEGO® League Funding

FIRST® LEGO® League  deliver hands-on STEM experiences for children aged 4-16 years through our three FIRST® LEGO® League divisions across the UK and Ireland.

The IET, in collaboration with our sponsors and donors, are excited to be able to offer a limited number of funded team registrations and class packs for the three FIRST® LEGO® League divisions. 

Schools, colleges, home school groups, uniformed or youth groups based in the UK and Ireland can apply.

The current phase of funding closes on September 11th.

All details here.