Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre

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.

Regional Champion Badge

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

  • promoting collaboration

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

Browse our Science @Home Investigation Packs

 

How can I get my class/family get involved?

         Register your interest with the Great Science Share. 

         Have a look at the EBSOC resources page and the GSSfS website

         Join us on Twitter @GreatSciShare @EBSOClab and hashtagging any questions or ideas using #GreatSciShare.

 

Any questions about the Great Science Share contact:

Call us at 0161 306 3991

GSSfS Team at greatscishare@manchester.ac.uk

 

Any questions about our science investigation packs

Call us at 0131 651 9679

Email the EBSOC Team at ebsoc@ed.ac.uk

 

Useful Resources

ASE Primary Science Article "Opening a Can of Worms"

Read about how we worked with local schools in 2019