About Hands on Science

hands on science History

In 2006 we recognised that teachers faced a real challenge – lack of time to develop a range of practical science resources.

Budgets and lack of storage made buying in experiments prohibitive too.

So we set up Hands on Science and developed a great catalogue of Primary and Secondary resources. They cover the New Primary Science Curriculum, fun Science Enrichment Themes and all 4 Secondary STEM subjects.

We launched our INSET Programme for SEN and Primary Schools in 2012. It is proving a popular, accessible and cost effective resource for teachers looking to build confidence and expertise in practical classroom science.

Hands on Science Partnerships is a separate division.

Set up in 2010 to work in partnerships with organisations, we work with a range of charities, festivals and companies.

Every partner organisation has a key account manager whose job it is to meet their objectives and deliver great science – in the UK and abroad. Read more here.


Our team

Our team of dedicated and expert science communicators work right across the UK. They are hand picked and carefully trained to meet our standards.

The team is experienced in working in every type of school. They also relish the very different challenges of supporting partners at corporate events. Their enthusiasm, professionalism and skilled delivery is legendary.

Find out more

If you want to find primary workshops or secondary challenges – use our search engine to find workshops. Simply click on the add to shortlist button and you can build your own shortlist of workshops. You can share your shortlist with a colleague, or email it straight to us.

If you are looking to work in partnership with us, please drop us an email. We start with your ideas and goals and build activities and events to support them.