There are still places for the First LEGO League Challenge for yrs 5, 6 and 7

There are still places for Welsh schools to register for First LEGO League Challenge 2021-22 CARGO CONNECT.

Teams work to build and program an autonomous robot, research real-world problems and develop crucial life skills.

Regional events for Wales will be on the following dates:

  • 21 January in Rhumney
  • 25 January Cymraeg for Welsh medium schools - ALL RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE BILINGUALLY
  • 28 January Pembrokeshire

See the competition website here.

Contact for more information on the Welsh heats.

Put students at the centre of the action with Energy Quest!

We’re calling on all students aged 11 to 14 to help us save the day. In this new workshop, they’ll embed learning about energy sources and energy transfer as they put themselves in the shoes of engineers to design a solution to power a mobile phone.

This free 2-hour Energy Quest workshop, funded by Shell, is a great way to revisit core curriculum content and bring relatable role-models into the classroom.

Would you like a trained facilitator to run a remote session with your students? We’re booking workshops for the 2021/22 academic year – get in touch today to reserve your spot! 


Community Event. See Seaweed from Space! Friday 3 December 5.30 - 7.00pm. Xplore! Science Centre, Wrexham

Space science is not all exploration and astronauts, you know! There’s more seaweed than you’d think!

Our research and technology in space is all about helping us to solve problems here on earth, like tracking climate and weather, observing how animal migration is changing, and communicating across the globe. 

Join Science Made Simple and Wrexham secondary school students working on the Our Space Our Future project for a family-friendly evening of activities showcasing the wonderful world of space science and the careers involved. 

Ideal for age 8+ but all welcome.

Book here.

Download your British Science Week 2022 Taster Packs Now!

As the nights draw in and the winter clothes come out of the cupboard, it’s time to get cosy and start looking ahead to British Science Week 2022!

The next British Science Week will take place from 11-20 March and it’s never too early to start thinking about your events and activities. If you need some inspiration, why not check out the taster activity packs for Early Years, Primary and Secondary levels, available to download for free now? Created with the brilliant support of UK Research and Innovation, these taster packs are a sneak peak at the full British Science Week activity packs which will be published in January.

The theme for this year’s activity packs and poster competition is ‘Growth’, and the taster packs are full of ways to introduce the theme to young people of all ages and get their imaginations going ahead of #BSW22!

Find the taster packs here:

STEM into Christmas! Every Tuesday in November at 12.45pm and 3.45pm. Online

November 2/9/16/23/30

Get ready for the magic of Christmas with some inspirational STEM ideas to share with your learners.

STEM Ambassadors will introduce practical fun activities based on a Christmas theme which can be easily repeated in the classroom. Join us for a 15 min STEM workshop at either 12.45pm or 3.45pm on any Tuesday in November 2nd/9th/16th/23rd/30th or, if you can't make it, book onto the event then receive a link to the recorded session.

Book here.