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British Science Week 2018

The “British Science Week” which is organized by the ‘British Science Association’ is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math. It takes place from 9 – 18 March 2018. It is meant to open people’s eyes to the wonderfulness of science in our lives. The event is composed of a vast number of events, activities, and competitions in order to motivate students to participate.

During this week, anyone is welcome to take part in the event by organizing a workshop or an activity (starting with schools, major organizations or parents.) It aims hugely to organize STEM events across the UK (A STEM event is an evening of hands-on science, math, and engineering activities for students and families to complete together). Such events capture people’s interest in science and offer science lovers a chance to open direct discussions with scientists.

This year’s theme is “Exploration and Discovery”; where teachers will be provided with any tools and resources to reflect the vitality of science in modern life through setting up workshops, or activities for the students and the community groups in an attempt to bring science and technology to life, and to give the new generation an opportunity to use science in their lives.

What’s more, people are allowed to narrate stories about facts of science in their lives. The BSA subsequently advocates any organizer and connects them with the volunteers on ‘Science Live,’ which is a platform for all people involved in the BSW event to get together and discuss science stuff or engage in fun activities.

The event does not only engage the science lovers, but it inspires runners and sports lovers as well. Due to the huge success of the 'Run the Solar System' app, which was launched last year, the BSA has decided to make the app permanently available. It is a virtual race “– an immersive tour of the solar system featuring each planet as a distance marker.” Thousands of people from all over the world participated.