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Encourage your children to take part in the 2020 Great Science Share

11 May 2020

Share scientific questions across social media and win prizes for schools

Encourage your children to take part in the 2020 Great Science Share

Primary and secondary school-aged children are being encouraged to share their scientific questions across social media, then support each other with investigations and experiments to answer the questions.

It’s a unique opportunity for children to work together, get curious, explore, be hands-on and share their findings across the internet.

Encompassing five engaging weekly themes, the campaign began on 4 May, 2020 and the opportunity to share questions and investigations begins on 16 June. It will encompass topics ranging from space to waste, and oceans to wildlife. Each theme has a range of free resources to try, inspire and explore, 

How will the share happen?  

Of course, it’ll all be virtual this year;  sharing is encouraged via Twitter, Facebook and the Great Science Share website, children can take a science selfie, share a photo of an investigation, make a video, draw a picture or write a report. All children that sign up will receive a certificate, science factsheets and incentives and prizes for their school. 

Dr Helen Mason OBE, Retired Reader in Solar Physics, from the University of Cambridge says:  “Science is exciting and is all about asking questions, and trying to answer them as best we can. The Great Science Share encourages this, developing curiosity and enthusiasm for science.”