5 Great Learning Activities for World Science Day 2023

5 Great Learning Activities for World Science Day 2023

World Science Day blog image

World Science Day takes place every 10th November and aims to highlight the vital role of science in society.

It’s a day the team at Busythings is very keen to support. There are so many science-related issues that affect everyone, be they health or environment-focused, and we love being able to help you teach your pupils about them in a simple, fun way.

As we did last year, we’ve pulled together 5 great activities that you could use to celebrate World Science Day 2023. We’ve tried to ensure there’s something for all age groups, scientific leanings, and a good mix of different activity types.

What do our suggestions for World Science Day 2023 include?

  1. Learning what worms need to thrive (EYFS/KS1)
  2. Exploring space and where Earth sits within the solar system (KS1/KS2)
  3. Understanding how the circulatory system works (KS2)
  4. Exploring deforestation in the rainforests (KS2)
  5. Investigating the pros and cons of different ways to produce energy (KS2)

1. What do our worms need to thrive?

In general, children love taking care of things, be they pets or minibeasts, but do they know what it really takes to keep another living being alive, let alone thrive?

Eco worm world screenshot

Try our Eco Worm World game and put them to the test!

What’s more important – food, air, activity, rest or a clean environment? When do they need to get help of a different kind?

Eco worm world too easy for your pupils? Why not give them a real challenge with our Tree World simulator game? Can they do all the right things to rescue the planet from climate crisis?

2. Space and the solar system

From initially starting very small, we’re now going to the other extreme! Space is an amazing topic, loved by many children because it can really capture the imagination.

Solar system activity screenshot

Our writing project ‘The solar system’ is a great place to start.

You can look at the distances involved, the order the planets are in and then the individual planets themselves. What does each look like and how do they differ from one another?

Guidance and key vocabulary are included.

3. The circulatory system

The human body is very complex, and we need to look after it to keep it in tip-top condition.

Circulatory system activity screenshot

The heart is one of our most vital organs and sits at the centre of the circulatory system. Help your students understand the role it plays and label each of the other organs involved with our ‘Circulatory system’ labelling activity.

What impact does it have when we start to exercise? Get your class running on the spot for a minute and see!

4. Deforestation in the rainforests

Deforestation is one of the major scientific issues affecting our planet today. The rainforests may be far away geographically, but as the ‘lungs of the world’ we are all affected by their destruction.

Rainforest writing project screenshot

Explore with your pupils what deforestation is, understand why it’s happening and the impact it’s having on wildlife, the local people and the world as a whole.

Again, full guidance is given to provide you and the children with validated facts.

5. Electricity production

For our last activity suggestion, we return closer to home and to something we all use but probably don’t think too much about – electricity!

Electricity production screenshot

It can be created in lots of different ways from burning fossil fuels to harnessing wind and solar power. But what are the pros and cons for each method? Is there an ideal?

Use our ‘Compare non-renewable electricity’ and ‘Generating green electricity’ jigsaws to provide your pupils with the facts and see what they think!


We hope this blog has given you some ideas as to what you could cover on World Science Day 2023, so that your children can get a little bit closer to the science that’s around them and impacting our planet.

As part of the blog, we’ve referred to several of our activities. For even more ideas, you could look at our blog from last year.

Want to see more activities?

If you’d like to see more of our activities in action, the best way is to take out a free 28-day trial with us! Simply click here to do so. You’re more than welcome to have a virtual tour via Zoom too. We can arrange that for you if you contact us here!

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