Great Science Share 2022
The Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre is proud to be a Scotland's Regional Champion and have a selection of hands-on investigations that can be used at home or in the classroom to help support your young science explorers to ask and answer their own scientific questions.
What is the Great Science Share?
The Great Science Share for Schools (GSSfS) is a national campaign run by the University of Manchester. It aims to engage young people in sharing their science questions and investigations with new audiences.
The Great Science Share for Schools is founded on the values of supporting:
child-led communication to new audiences
inclusivity and non-competitiveness
In 2021, the GSSfS went online and a record number of children - more than 91,000 across 14 countries world wide - shared their science.
You can read about Great Science Share for Schools (GSSfS) in a special issue of the ASE journal Primary Science. On page 27 you will find our article "Opening a Can of Worms" that explains how we encouraged children to get hands-on with contemporary scientific research in Scotland through the GSSfS. Click here to read.
Scotland & the GSSfS
Thanks to the hard work of STEM educators in Scotland, the growth of Great Science Share for Schools events has exploded over the past few years:
2018: 14 events
2019: 24 events
2020: 101 events involving 9,055 young people
2021: 153 events involving 17,700 young people
Scotland now has two Regional Champions, our very own Jayne Quoiani (Education & Engagement Officer, Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre) and Primary SSERC Team. Together, we want to build on this momentum of the 2020 campaign and engage even more pupils across Scotland.
If you misses our online information session for all Scottish primary teachers, you can catch up here.
- Video: Get Involved in Scotland 2022
- A recording of a webinar about how to get involved in the Great Science Share for Schools in Scotland.
What's new for 2022?
We are continuing to support young people in sharing their scientific questions at home or in school. We believe the GSSfS campaign can still thrive and keep to its core principles of being child-focused, inclusive and non-competitive and collaborative. This campaign is a great way to come together and to inspire the scientists of the future.
The Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre, will be working with local primary schools and researchers at The Roslin Institute to create a simple open-ended experiments that brings real-life science into the classroom. Using one of our open ended investigations from our Teacher Zone young people will create their own scientific question, use the scientific method and see how it is used by our research scientists.
Families can still join in with the GSSfS from home and use our Science @Home Investigation Packs
How can I get my class/family get involved?
• Register your interest with the Great Science Share.
Any questions about the Great Science Share contact:
Call us at 0161 306 3991
GSSfS Team at email@example.com
Any questions about our science investigation packs
Call us at 0131 651 9679
Email the EBSOC Team at firstname.lastname@example.org