Celebrate British Science Week 2015 - Win a Chemistry Set & Handbook from The Science Museum (CLOSED)

Submitted by tpf_kirsty on Mon, 2015-03-16 07:29

Hello everyone!  How was your weekend, any nice wins to report?  Absolutely zip, zilch, nada for me – am now 8 weeks into the worst chest infection known to man, and it has really been sapping my efforts to comp.  Sitting on the sofa or lying in bed has been ridiculously uncomfortable due to my chest being so tight, so haven’t managed to find a good comping position to combat it yet.  Am hoping that my trip to the doctor’s today will offer some more ideas on how to combat it, and get me back my comping mojo!  Did you celebrate Mother’s Day yesterday, and if so did your little ones (or not so little ones) spoil you rotten?  I was treated to some lovely handmade cards from my girls, and hubby made us all a delicious slow cooker chicken casserole and an apple and rhubarb crumble – doesn’t get much better for me!

If you have children or grandchildren, what are their favourite subjects at school?  My youngest only started school this year, but already loves every aspect of it, especially learning to read.  My eldest is nearly 9 and is old enough to know what really interests her now, and for her it is definitely science.  She loves learning about nature and wildlife, is always asking questions about how the human body works, and loved making simple electronic circuits at school.  She was thrilled when I told her that we are in British Science Week- 13 – 22 March 2015.  All over the internet and on TV there are fantastic activities going on to celebrate the week, especially geared towards children and getting them interested in all the wonderful things science has to offer.  As a child I was fascinated by science too – I loved biology at school, was intrigued by the solar system and watched more nature programmes than I can count - things haven’t changed now I am an adult!  I still love to learn as much as I can about the world around us, and encourage my children as much as I can to have an enquiring mind and seek out the answers to questions they have via the internet, books or experimentation. 

If you and your family have a thirst for scientific knowledge too, The PrizeFinder has the perfect competition for you this month!  To celebrate British Science Week we are offering all our members the chance to win a fabulous chemistry set from The Science Museum, as well as a kid’s science handbook.  If you were to win this awesome prize you could be building a mini fire extinguisher, writing hidden secret messages or identifying chemical substances by their reaction to flame!  The children’s handbook is also filled with fun facts, activities, stickers and games to keep the little scientists in your life busy and engaged for hours. 

To enter this exclusive competition, all you need to do is tell me in the comments section below what branch of the sciences most interested you as a child, and if it is still the same today.  For me it is probably biology – I loved learning about all the weird and wonderful things our bodies can do, and am still learning today.  You need to be logged into your account in order to comment and enter the competition, one entry per person and please remember that your comments will be moderated and as such won’t appear on the site immediately.

Good luck everyone and have lots of fun during British Science Week too!

Kirsty x


Terms and Conditions


  • The prize is a Science Museum Chemistry Kit and a Kids Handbook
  • The closing date for entries is 23:59 on Sunday 22nd March 2014.
  • Entrants must be registered PrizeFinder users and logged in to their account
  • Entrants must leave a blog comment with their favourite branch of the sciences at school
  • 1 winner will be chosen at random from all entries
  • Open to UK residents aged 18 or over
  • Only one entry per person
  • The winner will be notified by email within 7 days of the closing date, and must confirm their postal address within 28 days or an alternative winner will be selected



Submitted by craftsarahp on Mon, 2015-03-16 12:08


I love chemistry and my son starts secondary school in September and on the tours around the local schools they all had fab experiments going on - the labs even had that Bunsen burner smell and he was so excited when he lit the bubbles in the chemistry teacher's hands and a big puff of flames went up, they even let him hold the bubbles - brought all the memories back

Submitted by carolskipper on Mon, 2015-03-16 14:16


At Senior school I enjoyed chemistry but I much preferred science at Junior school as it mainly consisted of nature study and I still love anything to do with wildlife.

Submitted by megamitts on Mon, 2015-03-16 20:15



When I was a kid I had a chemistry kit. I would basically just combine everything and see what happened. Not much usually because the bods who made this stuff knew that kids would do this.

So...One day I go to the shed. I pull out a bucket and start to mix all the chemicals in it. Then I start putting whatever I can find in the shed in it - ant powder, slug pellets, some cement powder, fertiliser, weed killer. I wanted to see what happened when I put a liquid in it. Well, the watering can was empty but I did want a wee...

Yeah, I was lucky not to die. Cool green smoke though.

Submitted by siobzilla on Mon, 2015-03-16 23:53


Biology, plants animals and living things... Plus there was lots of creepy crawlies in our biology class to look at and distract me from my work :p

Submitted by villagefox on Tue, 2015-03-17 08:31


I used to love electronics and creating circuits in physics. Most of the rest of my Science GCSE went over my head - it's a miracle I passed.

Submitted by JayneGenie on Tue, 2015-03-17 12:19


My favourite was biology and was a large part of my degree in pharmacy. It's still the area of science which I find the most interesting.

Submitted by Fidji on Tue, 2015-03-17 19:28


I always loved biology and biochemistry and I'm still fascinated by the human body and illness. My niece is a doctor and we have some great conversations which aren't allowed at the dinner table!

Submitted by blackgreyhou on Tue, 2015-03-17 21:33


really enjoyed biology especially human biology and genetics but wasn't any good at it and failed all the science exams!

Submitted by bobby1 on Tue, 2015-03-17 23:59


Has to be biology for me. Always amazed by the intricate workings of the many body systems. This is probably why at the ripe old age of 42 I am finally training as a nurse.

Submitted by JulieTift on Thu, 2015-03-19 12:44


British Science Week, wow, I have not heard of this before. At school my favourite science subject was Biology but now Chemistry & Physics interest me far more. As they say, your tastes can change over time.

Submitted by mmorrissy on Thu, 2015-03-19 13:15


It's a hard call between chemistry and biology but I think biology comes out tops. I love to learn about anything to do with nature.

Submitted by nikboo72 on Thu, 2015-03-19 15:49


Chemistry was always the coolest,getting to carry out experiments and watch reactions. I was never a fan of the safety glasses though.

Submitted by simontink on Thu, 2015-03-19 15:55


I liked chemistry. I was rubbish at it, but i loved it when we did experiments. All the formulations though confused me and i failed it miserably

Submitted by mikepeat on Thu, 2015-03-19 15:57


Chemistry was always my subject, and although I haven't used it for years, I'm now helping my daughter with her AS!

Submitted by grannytotwins on Thu, 2015-03-19 16:05


Biology, especially human biology. It's so interesting to know how your body works and is a great help to have this knowledge at the doctor's!