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Science Across the World

Science Across the World brings an international dimension to science education in schools and colleges. Students gain a global perspective on scientific issues related to their personal lives, their impacts on the environment and the varying cultural impacts of science on people in different countries.

How to participate

  1. Choose a topic
  2. Make contact with other teachers to be partners
  3. Decide on the method to use for exchanging ideas and information
  4. Work on the topic with your group of students
  5. Share the findings with others and encourage students to discuss what they learn from them.

Teachers have found better ways of communicating with the help of social networking sites and virtual learning environments (VLEs).

  • Your school may already have international contacts established for language learning. Schools are increasingly using our topics to communicate directly with their own networks of schools in other countries.
  • You can join the Science across the World Facebook Group  
  • You can make contacts with other schools through Factworld 
  • Schools in Europe can take part in eTwinning 
  • Use the English Language Teaching Contacts Scheme – ELTeCS


The topics have been chosen by the international working groups of teachers. All the topics link to the science curriculum. They deal with aspects of science which give rise to interesting differences across the world. Most topics are intended for use in secondary schools but some are suitable for primary schools. All the topics include teachers’ notes, student pages and a suggested way of exchanging ideas and information. Most topics are available in several languages.

The project is open to all schools and the topics are freely available from the National STEM Centre e-library. The key to success is building up your network of contacts between schools across the world.

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Science across the World gained global recognition through major international awards - Global Best Award for Business-Education Partnerships in 1996 and 2000 and European Award for Languages in 2004 - and through an excellent partnership of The Association for Science Education (ASE) with world renowned companies of BP and GSK.