Find free resources to download and project ideas to support and inspire you!

GREAT SCIENCE SHARE FOR SCHOOLS ON-THE-DAY EVENT INTRODUCTORY FILM: A very short film to use as you start your event on or near the 18th June 2019!

GREAT SCIENCE SHARE FOR SCHOOLS CERTIFICATE: A Great Science Share for Schools certificate for you to print off for your pupils to congratulate them for their investigations.

GREAT SCIENCE SHARE FOR SCHOOLS ‘OUR QUESTION IS’: Print off the ‘Our Question Is’ document for your pupils to use at your event, so that everyone knows what their investigation is about.

GREAT SCIENCE SHARE FOR SCHOOLS ABC INFORMATION GUIDE: The Great Science Share for Schools guide provides anyone planning to be involved in the campaign essential information. Newly revised for 2019!

GREAT SCIENCE SHARE FOR SCHOOLS OVERVIEW FILM - 2 minute film giving an general overview of the campaign.

GREAT SCIENCE SHARE FOR SCHOOLS PRESS RELEASE TEMPLATE - Press release template for schools to send to local press.

GREAT SCIENCE SHARE FOR SCHOOLS SLIDES  - SCHOOL VERSION: This short Powerpoint presentation is an ideal to share what the campaign is with your colleagues and community.

GREAT SCIENCE SHARE FOR SCHOOLS SLIDES - STEM ORGANISATIONS & BUSINESSES VERSION: This short Powerpoint presentation is an ideal way for businesses, societies or organisations who wish to support the campaign.

GREAT SCIENCE SHARE INSPIRATION WALL: As this campaign benefits from support from a wide number of STEM education organisations across the UK, the GSSfS Inspiration Wall offers you lots of useful ideas and free resources to inspire you and the young people you work with.

GUIDE TO WORKING SCIENTIFICALLY: A 2-page overview of the 5 science enquiry types of pattern seeking, research, comparative and fair testing, observation over time and identifying & classifying.

1-2-3 CALENDAR FOR YOUR GSS: In this guidance document you find a step by step calendar guide for science leaders, teachers, teaching assistants and pupils, in preparation for your Great Science Share.

MAKING GREAT SCIENCE QUESTIONS: A SEERIH Teacher Champion offers her tips on asking good scientific questions.

ENCOURAGING WONDER IN YOUR CLASSROOM: this article will inspire you about wonder-rich science lessons

SCIENCE FOR FAMILIES: Link to this new website for teachers, parents/carers. Do you enjoy doing science with your children and grandchildren? Are you a member of an active Parent, Teacher and Family Association? Learn how parents and teachers have encouraged children to share their science learning with new audiences.

TABLE TOP QUESTION SIGN TEMPLATE to use at your satellite events


Great programmes and resources to link up with to spark imagination for your Great Science Share!

If you or your organisation have free resources for schools that would align with the Great Science Share for Schools campaign, let us know at greatscishare@manchester.ac.uk.

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Greater Manchester Engineering Challenge

This is an innovative campaign designed to inspire primary and secondary pupils into engineering. Giving teachers and students the skills required to complete a key engineering challenge. For pupils between 7-13 years of age, and any school in the country – and beyond – can get involved in the challenge. All the challenges and resources will be accessible on this website, as they are released. Register for free.

#GMEC

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Explorify

This is an exciting programme of free, engaging, creative science activities for primary school teachers. Pioneered by the Wellcome Trust there are a wealth of free resource of engaging, creative science activities for primary school learning. They have been designed to spark curiosity, discussion and debate.

From video to hands-on activities, it’s easy to get Explorifying!

@ExplorifySchool

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Science for Families

This resource offers primary teachers and families activity ideas for how to learn science together, in engaging, fun and inspirational way.

Exploring ways to work together this provides you with tried and tested experiences to enhance parent/carer engagement and build science capital in your community.

#sci4families

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Kids Against Plastic

Amy and Ella Meek are the founders of Kids Against Plastic: a charity that aims, through the power of youth action projects, to reduce the use of the single use plastic in schools and communities. Check out Amy and Ella’s 2018 TED Talk - which is a great starting point for inspiring young people to take action against plastic pollution.

The Kids Against Plastic website provides a fantastic source of FREE inspiration and support to help young people, and their schools and communities, to become Plastic Clever by reducing the use of the four main plastic polluters: single-use coffee cups, plastic straws, single-use water bottles and plastic carrier bags.

Share your Plastic Clever journey as part of the #GreatScienceShare and tag us via Twitter @KidsVPlastic, Instagram Kidsagainstplastic or Facebook and we look forward to seeing YOUR kids – against plastic.

If you have any queries please contact us at greatscishare@manchester.ac.uk