The BBC have partnered with leading universities and scientific institutions, including the Institution of Engineering and Technology, to create a series of exciting scientific investigations. These have all been designed to support topics on the key stage 2 curriculum and have a low barrier to entry, allowing schools all over the country to take part and contribute to real academic studies.
Each investigation topic is supported by a website full of bespoke learning resources and an interactive map displaying results submitted from across the UK. Running alongside the main campaign, Terrific Scientific DIY is a series of fun and easy experiments designed for parents and families to try out at home.
The investigations are accompanied by a series of Live Lessons and films featuring famous faces including Fleur East, BFG star Ruby Barnhill, gold medallists Elinor Barker and Jody Cundy, and a host of CBBC favourites and BBC science ambassadors. Amongst other discoveries, the first phase has seen pupils find out more about their sense of taste, how their bodies and minds are affected by clock changes and the carbon value of trees in their school grounds.
Visit bbc.co.uk/terrificscientific to explore the free resources, and register to take part in their upcoming investigations for the 2017-2018 academic year.