Building 'Connections' with British Science Week 2023

07 Mar 2023

3 mins

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths that takes place between 10-19 March 2023. This year's theme is 'Connections', which offers a huge range of topics to delve into, from the connections between people innovating in these fields to essential subjects such as evolution and technology.

To celebrate, British Science Week have developed four outstanding tailored downloadable activity packs, across early years, primary, secondary and the community at large, respectively. They also coordinate science events across the UK so head to Science Live to find what's happening in your area.

Our own Scientific Literacy resource uses film as a stimulus to help secondary students develop scientific literacy and apply their scientific knowledge to issues in the modern world. Meanwhile, Careers in Film Through Science can be used by both primary and secondary students, and asks them to apply their understanding of light and shadow to recreate a range of film genres as they are introduced to the work of a Director of Photography. The latter is particularly useful as we come to the end of National Careers Week (6-11 March).

Several films on Into Film+ can help your pupils build a personal connection to STEM subjects. All of the titles listed below are accompanied by film guides that contain pre and post-film questions, extension activities and suggested films to watch next, with ones such as The Theory of Everything featuring exclusive interviews with those involved in making them.



Hidden Figures is a particularly important title here, first off because the story of three African American mathematicians working together towards the first American orbiting the Earth ties nicely into the theme of 'Connections'. It is also accompanied by Hidden Figures: Pretty Curious, which helps students explore diversity, equality and careers in STEM. 

We once held an insightful Q&A with leading female scientists, Maggie Aderin Pocock and Alice Bunn after a Hidden Figures screening. It celebrates their careers and successes in the world of science, so is worthy of inclusion when studying the film.

Last but not least, the below video focuses on VFX and the work of a Previs Supervisor. Constructing the visual world of a film using 3D models and virtual storyboards, a Previs Supervisor helps to distil a director's vision. 

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