Fuse Storytelling with STEM this Science Week

With British Science Week on the horizon, there’s no better way to energise learning across the curriculum than by tapping into your pupils’ creativity – because memorable experiences lead to memorable learning.

Blast off and experience Mars’ lesser gravity, meet Charles Darwin and journey through time; collect samples of solids, liquids, and gases so you can build your own home; and discover exactly what plants need to survive.

Let’s explore the possibilities…

It was an hour the children will never forget; an hour which brought to life the science for them, in a way which I could never have achieved.

Key Stage 1 Science Experiences

A stripy fish swims near a reef in the ocean.


Discover that most living things live in habitats they’re suited to and describe how different habitats provide the basic needs of plants and animals.

Photo of an overflowing dustbin.

Everyday Materials

Understand about different materials and their properties, recycling centres, what happens there and the dangers of plastic.

Photo of a box of vegetables and fruits, including cucumbers, carrots, strawberries, and more.


Explore humans’ basic needs for survival (water, food, air), the importance of eating the right amounts of different food and the role of exercise and hygiene.

Photograph of a young zebra and its parent.


Find out about animal groups and what they eat, how to take care of animals and their basic needs for survival.

Photo of an icicle hanging in front of a snowy forest.


Learn the names of the four seasons, how weather changes across them and how that affects animals and nature.

A field of wheat under a blue sky.


Discover how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants, that they need water, light and a suitable temperature, as well as the basic structure of common plants.

Key Stage 2 Science Experiences

Lava burns on a volcano in the distance. Volcanic rock under a grey sky.


Discover different types of rock (sedimentary, igneous, metamorphic), how they form and different kinds of rock (chalk, granite, slate, marble) and their simple physical properties.

Picture of a power station across a river.


Learn the essential components of a circuit: battery, bulb (in this case), conductive wire, ways to increase/decrease the power of a circuit and the importance of electricity in our daily lives.

White smoke in front of a black background.

Materials & Changing States

Compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases and observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled.

A young plant grows through planks of wood.


Compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases and observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled.

Picture of a camel in the desert.


Find out how animals become suited to their environment over time by inheriting favourable characteristics and how Charles Darwin proved the theory of evolution.

In space, the sun comes over the horizon of Earth, with the Moon nearby.


Understand that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity and identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces.

Picture of a Mars rover on the surface of the red planet.

Mission to Mars

Learn about gravity (there’s less on Mars; its effect on us as we try to leave the earth), the moons orbiting their planets and human space-travel.

now>press>play's Science Star stickers

To encourage everyone to join and get engaged by STEM subjects, we’ve created now>press>play Science Star Stickers for your pupils to wear with pride. All you have to do is share with us a photo of your pupils taking part in one of our STEM Experiences or their science inspired creations from participating and we’ll send you their very own stickers! (As modelled by Big H below!)

A school child in a green jumper makes a face at the camera. He's covered in Now Press Play Science Star stickers

If you haven’t got now>press>play in school yet, you can book your free trial of now>press>play for two whole weeks, go on a STEM immersive adventure and you’ll still be able to win those stickers! We have over 90 different curriculum-based Experiences to choose from.

Schools taking part