All About STEM RESOURCES

There are lots of resources all over the internet to help you plan effective STEM teaching. Here we have collected together what we think are the most useful. Tell us if we've missed anything.

FACT Education Pack: The New Observatory

Visit the FACT website here. Free, drop-in / FACT Education Pack: The New Observatory Designed for schools and educators visiting FACT for The New Observatory, the Education Pack includes an info on the artwork, as well as a learning objectives, gallery discussions and ...

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STEM Learning Secondary Resources

Here's four of our favourite Secondary Resources from STEM Learning, check out their resources library for more! The Scratch Patch Combining physics with computer programming, this guide helps students to create a simulation of the projectile motion of a cannon ball. A Level ...

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BBC Terrific Scientific Resources!

The latest activity in BBC Terrific Scientific’s calendar is all about trees and includes a range of topical resources, as well as a step by step guide to conducting a tree investigation. Annabelle & Yousef investigate trees How to investigate ...

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National Careers Week 2017: FREE Resources & Career Assemblies for all years!

National Careers Week is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young ...

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Safer Internet Centre: Be Safe Online

To celebrate Safer Internet Day, the UK Safer Internet Centre are inviting you to ‘Be the change’ and help make the internet a better place. At the UK Safer Internet Centre, you can find e-safety tips, advice and resources to help ...

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I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here: Debate Kits

I'm a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here have a fantastic selection of STEM related debate kits. Subjects range from Drugs in Sport to a Mission to Mars.  These are sensational resources that will really get your students talking! Find out more...

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STEM Learning Magazine: Primary, Secondary & Post 16

Published termly and supporting the primary, secondary and further education sector, these insightful magazines contain interviews, features, news, and tips on teaching and learning in STEM related subjects. The STEM Learning magazines pull the expertise of the National STEM Learning Centre ...

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Chester Zoo: STEM Learning Resources

Chester Zoo have an amazing archive of resources covering Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths. As you would expect, the activities are interactive, colourful and fun. Everything from conservation projects and animal fact-files, to yoghurt pot bird feeders - fantastic! Click here to ...

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Manchester Airports Group: STEM Resources & Competitions!

Building on the success of their Secondary Dragons' Den competition Manchester Airports Group have developed a Primary Apprentice Competition which will be open to up to 20 schools. They also have numerous STEM resources available as part of their new outreach. Primary Apprentice ...

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The British Science Association: Youth Grand Challenges

The British Science Association has recently launched their Youth Grand Challenges supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The project calls on students aged 11 - 19 to come up with innovative solutions that have the potential to change the world, ...

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British Science Association : British Science Week 2017 – FREE Activity Packs!

The British Science Association activity packs for British Science Week 2017 have just been released! Featuring resources from partner organisations such as BBC Terrific Scientific, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Food Teacher's Centre, the packs are a perfect starting-point ...

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FREE Secondary Maths Resources: SMILE Cards

SMILE (Secondary Mathematics Individualised Learning Experiment) is a series of practical activities based around a network of activity cards and assessments. The cards were organised so that each student followed their own path through the work which was recorded on a ...

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STEM Learning: The twelve resources of ChristMATHS

The National STEM Learning Centre and Network have a Christmas present for you. It's a collection of the best Christmas-themed mathematics resources to get your students really thinking about maths in the festive period! 1. The 12 days of Christmas 2. The Royal Institution Christmas ...

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Maths: Primary & Secondary ‘Tax Facts’ Programme from HMRC

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has recently launched a new tax education programme for primary and secondary school children. The programmes contain exercises and resources that can be used by teachers in mathematics lessons, to show how maths principles apply in the ...

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NCETM: NEW Primary Maths Lesson Videos

The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics has just published three new sets of videos, each showing a primary maths lesson that displays elements of teaching for mastery. Each of the three lessons is split into a collection ...

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Educational Visits at Jaguar Land Rover Halewood

The Education Business Partnership Centre (Halewood) are offering a unique opportunity for students to witness the production of two of the UK’s most exciting and iconic cars – the best-selling, multi-award winning Range Rover Evoque – including the brand-new convertible model, and ...

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Earn Crest Awards from The British Science Association

The CREST Awards scheme is the British Science Association’s flagship programme for young people, providing science enrichment activities to inspire and engage 5-to-19-year olds. It is the only nationally recognised accreditation scheme for project work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics ...

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STEM Learning: FREE Resource eLibrary

This incredible resource collection from STEM Learning is free to use, quality assured and can be filtered by age, subject and type, so you can easily find the exact support you need before your next Ambassador activity.  If you’ve created ...

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CREST: FREE STEM Inspirational Ideas Booklet

CREST is turning 30, and to celebrate they have released a brand new resource booklet entitled ’30 Inspirational Ideas’. Available to download for free, the resource gathers together some of the best STEM ideas from over the last 30 years and features ...

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Take the Alu D&T Challenge!

The Alu D&T Challenge is the aluminium industry’s online teaching resource for 11-14 year olds.  The free teaching materials are linked to the Design & Technology curriculum and provide teachers with lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations and videos to help bring the ...

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Institute of Physics: STEM Club Resources

The Institute of Physics have a sensational selection of Science & STEM resources. There's even a FREE activity pack for STEM Clubs! Click here to take a look... The Institute of Physics is a leading scientific membership society working to advance physics ...

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Technology Education: Free STEM Resources

Technology Education have a fantastic selection of STEM resources on their website (both international & UK). Click here to take a look...

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WaterAid: Free VR Headset & Resources

WaterAid have some STEM-sational learning resources available for home or school. Here's a selection suitable for Primary & Secondary children: Your pupils could read about WaterAid in the community of Kharelthok, Nepal, but isn't it better for them to live it ...

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The IET: Women In STEM Infographic

The Institution of Engineering & Technology have created a useful and informative infographic about Women in STEM. Facts & figures, career areas and more! Click here to download...

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MidKent College: The Importance of English & Maths

MidKent College has produced a step-by-step interactive guide titled: Understanding the Importance of English & Maths in Education & Beyond It's an inspirational tool for students contemplating further education or their career. Take a look...  

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BBC Skillswise: Maths & English Games – For Students, Adults & Work

The BBC Skillswise website has introduced a fantastic range of English & Maths for Work resources. There's maths & literacy games too and a section for adult learners. Click here to take a look...

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National Numeracy: Advice for STEM Ambassadors

National Numeracy aims to spread positive messages about maths to school and college students (and their parents) across the UK. They have put together a useful one-page document full of guide practice, tips and advice for STEM Ambassadors when talking ...

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F1 In Schools Learning Channel: FREE STEM Resources

The F1 In Schools Learning Channel comprises of eight modules with a number of videos in each. Students can view a set of over 50 short films focusing on the STEM Challenge itself: - Business - Design - Data Analysis - Manufacture - Testing - Constant ...

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The IET: BBC micro:bit FREE Resources

The IET Education Team have developed a new suite of resources covering 13 separate topics to help you to introduce the BBC micro:bit to your students. Each of these free resources include a starter/introduction, main and extension activity as well as ...

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I’m a Scientist Get me out of here: Free Debate Kits

I'm a Scientist Get me out of here are offering free Science Debate Kits as part of their ongoing online events. The Science Debate Kits develop students’ discussion skills around scientific issues. They contain 8 debate cards outlining the opinions of fictional characters with an interest ...

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Medical Mavericks: How to become a nurse?

The Medical Mavericks are creating a series of fun medical career posters FREE! Each one has career options, qualifications required and the various routes available. They're great for careers workshops, lessons, STEM Clubs, teaching sessions and more... keep your eyes peeled, there ...

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Download: The Salters’ Chemistry Club Handbooks

The Salters' Chemistry Club Handbooks 1 and 2 are a very popular source of activities for teachers to use in chemistry clubs, enrichment activities or open evenings etc. With basic, intermediate and high level worksheets, as well as puzzles and games, there are activities ...

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Tomorrow’s Engineers: Engineering Careers Resource Pack

Tomorrow's Engineers have a fantastic new resource pack, full of useful and interesting facts about engineering careers and routes into engineering, available now. A single pack has been designed to use with a whole class. Each pack contains 3 'What is engineering?' ...

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NASA & STEM Learning Resources: Maths in Space!

We know it can be tricky to find STEM-sational maths resources, so here's two fantastic examples using Space for school children aged 7 - 16. 'Maths in Space' Workshop - STEM Learning A series of three activities exploring the mathematics behind space exploration. ...

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WES Resource List: Engineering Summer Schools

A number of organisations provide science and engineering summer schools for young people who are studying or interested in STEM subjects. The Women's Engineering Society has compiled a list of 2016 summer schools to share with young STEM enthusiasts whether they want ...

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Life Coach Directory: Careers Infographic & Coaching Information

The career advice page on the Life Coach Directory website was created in order to raise awareness of career coaching. It enables visitors to find the most suitable qualified coach for their needs and provides some valuable information for school ...

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Careers Development Institute: Careers, employability and enterprise framework

Here is some useful information covering careers, employability and enterprise education from The Careers Development Institute. Who is this framework for? This framework is for: •  career leaders and other curriculum leaders responsible for planning, reviewing and developing programmes of careers, employability and ...

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Social Mobility Foundation Support for High-Achieving Year 12 Students

Applications for 2016 Social Mobility Foundation Programmes are now open. The Social Mobility Foundation supports ambitious young people from less-privileged backgrounds to access top universities and careers. They run completely free of charge programmes featuring mentoring, internships with top companies, university application ...

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STEM Graduates: STEM Recruitment & Women In STEM Resources

The STEM Graduates website provides recruitment services for Science, IT, Engineering and Maths graduates along with numerous valuable resources. Their 'Women in STEM' section has many useful links. "Whilst we are unable to influence the subjects selected by students, we can focus ...

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Girls In STEM Resources – Science: It’s a people thing!

The Institute of Physics (in partnership with WISE and Intel) have developed a workshop designed to inspire girls about under-represented STEM subjects, such as physics and computer science. The workshop uses role models to encourage small group discussion while exploring gender stereotypes in a comfortable ...

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Royal Society of Biology: Talk Biology – Gopher Labs

Relaunch of TalkBiology September 2015 The Royal Society of Biology has relaunched TalkBiology as an online forum for all those with an interest in the life sciences, including students, teachers, bioscientists in industry and academia, and amateur biologists. Please take a ...

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Airbus Work Experience & Apprenticeship Opportunities

The Airbus Work Experience programme is a new programme aimed at school and college students. It has been developed with the Engineering Development Trust (EDT) as part of the Industrial Cadets scheme. The programme is designed to introduce young people to the ...

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November 2015: I’m An Engineer Get Me Out Of Here!

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here, is an online event that gets engineers talking to students all over the UK. This November students will have the opportunity to challenge engineers over fast-paced online live chats. They can ask the engineers ...

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BP Ultimate STEM Challenge – Enter Now!

BP's Ultimate STEM Challenge is back, an amazing competition in partnership with the Science Museum and STEMNET. This year, students aged 11-14 across the UK are being challenged to use their Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths skills to develop energy efficient solutions ...

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Win a 3D Printer! Take the Learning Aluminium D&T Challenge

Learning Aluminium draws on the expertise of those who work with aluminium every day. Alu, Alupro and all of the organisations involved want to nurture a greater understanding of the role aluminium plays in everyday life, from building air and space craft to ...

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The Triple Science Support Programme: Free Resource Packs

The National STEM Centre  have joined forces with The Science Learning Network to introduce The Triple Science Support Programme. The programme offers a fantastic set of downloadable resources. "All teachers recognise that some parts of science can be difficult or less exciting to teach and ...

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STEM Careers Resources: WES Expand Your Horizons

The Women's Engineering Society have created a STEM-sational list of career links as part of their 'Expand Your Horizons' initiative. If you have missed their latest leaflet visit their website to find out more here... All links are relevant to both genders. ...

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The Institution of Engineering and Technology: Mersey & Cheshire Events

The Institution of Engineering and Technology work to engineer a better world and you can be part of it! Their mission is to inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community, supporting technological innovation to meet the needs of society. The IET ...

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Schools Affiliate Scheme: Materials, Minerals and Mining

Since the launch of the Schools Affiliate Scheme in 1999, they have produced a different teaching resource every year.  The resources have been in a number of formats including externally published books, posters, materials samples and information cards. In order to ...

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Practical Action Plastics Challenge

Practical Action's free resource contains a series of lessons which are designed to extend students’ knowledge and understanding of plastics and plastic waste on a global scale. Linking to materials and their properties, the environment, recycling and design and technology, ...

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Royal Society of Chemistry: Funding and Resources

Outreach Fund Are you aware the RSC are offering financial support to those wanting to run chemistry based activities? Details of the Outreach Fund can be found here... Learn Chemistry Partnership The Learn Chemistry Partnership is free for schools to join and free RSC ...

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Royal Society of Chemistry’s Outreach Fund

The RSC Outreach Fund provides financial support to individuals and organisations in order to enable them to run chemistry-based events and activities for public audiences. Through the fund the Royal Society of Chemistry can support members, and other advocates, to ...

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Farming and Countryside Education (FACE)

Farming and Countryside Education (FACE) believes that all children should have access to the countryside so that they are prepared as leaders and consumers of a future in which over 9 billion people will need to be fed. FACE works ...

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Careers Guidance: New Resources

The Government have just released a new range of Careers Guidance, if you work in the field they’re a valuable resource. “Every child should leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. This means ensuring academic rigour supported by excellent teaching, ...

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New Educational Visits at Jaguar Land Rover

The Education Centre at the Halewood Jaguar Land Rover plant is now under the management of Birmingham Metropolitan College… and new educational visits have been introduced! Pricing structure is as follows: Half day - consisting of a general overview of JLR as ...

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Astra Zeneca Apprenticeship Open Evening Info Letter

Download the info letter to send home with your pupils so parents/guardians can book places on the Astra Zeneca Apprenticeship Open Evening event! AZ Open eve info letter (full colour PDF) AZ Open eve info letter (black & white) (PDF) Click here to book places!

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Free ‘Maths to Model Biology’ Resources

SiMPLE @ CoMPLEX are a group of research students at University College London. They are passionate about using maths to study biology, something they want to share with the next generation of scientists! The team have recently developed a lesson pack aimed at ...

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National Women in Engineering Day

National Women in Engineering Day 23 June 2015 National Women in Engineering Day (NWED) was set up by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) in 2014 to encourage more girls to consider engineering as a career. Promoting engineering amongst girls will not only ...

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NHS North West Healthcare Science Network

The NHS North West Healthcare Science Network is a professional network created in 2004 to support, promote, develop and represent the Healthcare Science workforce of over 7000 Healthcare Scientists in the North West. The network represents over 45 different specialisms of ...

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As Creatives – STEAM Creative Learning Programmes & Teacher CPD

As Creatives specialise in designing and delivering creative learning programmes that make learning extraordinary! As Creatives work in schools to design and deliver arts based, cross-curricular, creative learning programmes for children and young people and professional development for teachers.  Their programmes are proven ...

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Sellafield Design Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme Now Open

The Sellafield Design Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme is now open, this scheme includes positions in Civil & Structural, CE & I and Mechanical Engineering. To apply for this role, you will require a minimum of 5 GCSEs – 4 at grade C ...

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Engineering UK 2015: The State of Engineering

Engineering UK 2015 The State of Engineering is now available for digital download. This is a fantastic reference document for all things related to Engineering Careers, Schools and Higher/Further Education. There are two overriding messages from the report. Firstly, that engineering ...

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Schools STEM Funding Guide: Apply Now!

Need funding for an upcoming project or idea or perhaps you’re unaware of the options available? Take a look through this list and you could be doing something STEM-sational this term! Heritage Lottery – Young Roots Deadline: Continuous
Amount: £10,000 to £50,000 Young Roots ...

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Jaguar Land Rover Apprenticeship Programme: Apply Now

HUNDREDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE VISIT HALEWOOD PLANT TO FIND OUT ABOUT JAGUAR LAND ROVER’S AWARD-WINNING APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME Thursday 18 December 2014 – Jaguar Land Rover, the UK's largest automotive apprenticeship provider, held an event at its Halewood plant to support its ...

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Code.org: Learn Coding Through Games!

The first Hour of Code in the UK had over 3 million participants, with overwhelming feedback from students, teachers, and parents. "I saw fireworks go off over students' heads, not lightbulbs." - Teacher "Best educational product I’ve ever come across" - Parent/entrepreneur "I have ...

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UK Space Agency: Train Like An Astronaut

Train Like an Astronaut  2015 – call for students. Thousands of UK students are about to embark on a unique mission to train like an astronaut and boost their health and fitness, with the launch of Mission X 2015. Schools can register ...

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STEM Directories

STEM Online Directories have been created in direct response to teachers needs. They comprise a collection of schemes and activities provided by organisations from across the UK that aim to enhance and enrich the curriculum. These schemes are usually based ...

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National STEM Clubs Programme

STEM clubs allow children to explore, investigate and discover STEM subjects in a stimulating learning environment, away from the constraints of the school timetable or a prescribed curriculum. They allow pupils and their club leaders to work together and explore ...

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The BLOODHOUND Project

The BLOODHOUND Project,  is the engineering adventure for the 21st century. The United Kingdom has long been famed for its engineering heritage, but in recent years we have had little to shout about, until now! The primary objective of the Project ...

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The SmallPeice Trust

The Smallpeice Trust is an independent educational charity that runs hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) activities and exciting engineering courses for pupils in Years 6-12. They also deliver Teacher Training Days to bring STEM to life in the classroom. Resources include: Careers resources on a range of ...

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British Science Association

The British Science Association are the UK's nationwide, open membership organisation, which provides opportunities for people of all ages to learn about, discuss and challenge the sciences and their implications. The British Science Association's range of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths ...

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STEM Challenges

The STEM Challenges were ten extension activities inspired by London 2012. Each one was run as a competition and focussed on a different aspect of the preparations or the event itself. They provided a contextual and cross-curricular approach to studying the STEM subjects at ...

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Royal Academy of Engineers

The Royal Academy of Engineers aims to support the best teaching of engineering so that businesses get the high calibre engineers and technicians that they need. Education Resources include: Support Resources with downloadable careers resources Activity Resources with downloadable sheets with quick and easy ...

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STEM Leaders Awards

The Leaders Award for STEM is a Primary Engineer programme open to students from 5 to 19 years old.  It is open to all young people aged 5-19 and is free to enter. There are three levels of award: Primary, Secondary and Advanced. The ...

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4 x 4 in Schools Technology Challenge

The Land Rover 4×4 in Schools Technology Challenge is an enhancement and enrichment STEM initiative that gives young people an insight of what it takes to become an engineer.   The 4×4 in Schools Technology Challenge is a challenge aimed at key ...

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Jaguar Land Rover Education Centre

The Jaguar Land Rover Education Centre offers a unique opportunity for your students to witness the production of two of the UK’s most exciting & iconic cars, the best-selling Freelander 2 and the brand-new Range Rover Evoque, which has already ...

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Classroom Medics

Classroom Medics visit schools across the UK with exciting hands on workshops that bring real medical and sports science equipment into the classroom for pupils to use. The whole aim of Classroom Medics workshops is to inspire the next generation ...

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Maths Outreach Team Liverpool University

The University of Liverpool Maths Outreach Team is a group of staff and students committed to providing interactive and enriching mathematics to school pupils from Year 1 up to Year 13. They run masterclasses, road shows and quizzes and can visit ...

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Science Museum Teaching Resources

The Science Museum has created activity sheets, videos, games and demos linked to age groups and subject area. Each activity has well illustrated activity sheets to download. They are linked to the curriculum, particularly at KS2 and 3. Some were first ...

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UK Association for Science & Discovery Centres – Funding Support

The Association for Science and Discovery Centres in conjunction with STEMNET produced a guide on how to find funding support. Sections include general advice on fundraising that you can do in school along with a database of funders. The resources include ...

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Vauxhall Manufacturing Activity Day

Download Vauxhall Manufacturing Activity Day Poster View video of the Vauxhall team in action at St Basil’s Primary School, Widnes. Are you looking for an INTERACTIVE, INSPIRING and FREE career session for your pupils? For the second year running, undergraduates at Vauxhall Ellesmere ...

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Institute of Physics Public Engagement Grants

The IOP public engagement grant scheme provides up to £1500 to individuals and organisations running physics-based events and activities in the UK and Ireland. The grant scheme has two rounds each year. Potential applicants are encouraged to plan well in advance ...

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Institute of Physics & Science & Technology Facilities Council School Grants

The Science and Technology Facilities Council and the Institute of Physics have set up a small grants scheme designed specifically for schools and colleges.   The scheme will provide up to £500 for projects related to physics and there are three rounds ...

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Ashfield Music Festival [IOP]

Developed by the Institute of Physics (IOP) and the Career Development Organisation (CRAC), Ashfield Music Festival is an activity designed to develop skills in work-related learning and inspire more students to study physics post-16. The activity is a simulation, based ...

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Living Eggs

‘Living Eggs’ is a fun and easy do-it-yourself programme that enable pupils to see chicks actually hatching from their eggs. There is a ‘Teachers’ Resource’ section with hundreds of ready to use activities directly related to the National Curriculum and it ...

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Ingenious Grants – Royal Academy of Engineers

Ingenious is a grant scheme for creative public engagement with engineering projects. If you have an imaginative idea that helps engineers to communicate their expertise and passion for engineering to a wider audience – they want to hear from you. You could ...

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The Ogden Trust

The Ogden Trust’s educational bursaries and grants were first conceived by Peter Ogden during 1998 and launched in 1999. The Trust’s aim is to maximise the educational opportunities available to young people wishing to study physics. Mission Statement To encourage and promote ...

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SciEnts

Find the best science presenter for school assemblies and special events SciEnts brings the very best educational science entertainment shows and presentations direct to your school, venue or event. Unlike other online directories of science performers, theirs are hand-selected by invitation-only ...

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ASE Schoolscience

The Association for Science Education, the UK’s largest subject teaching association, brings you a free website to enrich your teaching and learning in science! Schoolscience.co.uk is sponsored by industrial and research partners who provide free on-line science resources for teachers and students. This site ...

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Farming & Countryside Education [FACE]

Farming and Countryside Education (FACE) is an educational charity which facilitates links between schools and the farming industry so that young people have the opportunity to learn how their food is grown, reared and produced in a sustainable countryside. The FACE website has a ...

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It Makes You Think

Young people engage best with science that touches their own lives, for example in relation to food, health and public debates. Increasingly, their lives are linked with global issues and with people in other parts of the world, and science ...

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Lab in a Lorry

Lab in a Lorry is an interactive mobile science laboratory staffed by practising scientists and engineers. The aim of Lab in a Lorry is to give young people aged 11-14 the opportunity to do experimental science in the way it actually happens; exploratory, accidental, informed ...

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NRICH

On the NRICH website you will find thousands of our free mathematics enrichment materials (problems, articles and games) for teachers and learners from ages 5 to 19 years. All the resources are designed to develop subject knowledge, problem-solving and mathematical thinking skills. There ...

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The Salters Institute

In 1918 the Salters’ Company founded the Salters’ Institute of Industrial Chemistry, initially to assist young chemistry students returning from the war to complete their studies. Today the Salters’ Institute plays a major role in the support of chemistry teaching, the ...

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Practical Action

Practical Action’s free resources include lesson plans, activities, posters, challenges, images, videos and games all set within a global context. There is a wealth of resources that cover activities, STEM careers, challenges and fundraising ideas Some activities on the website are eligible for a Global ...

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Spectroscopy in a Suitcase

The RSC's Spectroscopy in a Suitcase scheme is an outreach activity which gives school students the chance to learn about spectroscopy through hands-on experience. As well as covering the principles of spectroscopic techniques, the activities use real-life contexts to demonstrate ...

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RSC’s Interactive Periodic Table

The Royal Society of Chemistry have produced an interactive periodic table which includes Murray Robertson’s Visual Elements artwork. The elements are displayed in a periodic table with options available to see physical and chemical properties of each of the elements. There are ...

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The Wolfson Foundation

The Wolfson Foundation is a charity that was established in 1955. It aims to support excellence, generally through the funding of capital infrastructure in the fields of science and medicine, health, education and the arts & humanities. The Wolfson Foundation currently ...

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EDT – STEM Enrichment

The EDT is one of the largest provider of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) enrichment activities for UK youth. Their range of work related learning schemes provide opportunities for 11-21 year olds to enhance their technical, personal and employability skills through industry-led ...

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STEM Toolkit – extra-curricular

The British Science Association has published a new guide for teachers about STEM project work. It is likely to be of most interest to secondary teachers of STEM subjects who use (or would like to use) student-led project work as ...

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National School Observatory

The  National Schools’ Observatory (NSO) allows schools to make free use of a professional robotic telescope designed for scientific research. The telescope is located on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands, and is known as the Liverpool Telescope (LT). The NSO website ...

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Network Rail Careers

Over 3,000 people joined Network Rail last year. Find out about career opportunities available with the company on the Careers section of their website, mostly in engineering. This website is not designed for pupils, it lists opportunities and schemes that Network ...

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Visiting CERN

Visiting CERN can be a stimulating experience to inspire pupils to pursue physics. Guided tours and talks are availble You will hear, first hand, about exciting physics and you will see the enormous scale of the enterprise. Unless you see it ...

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Sun Science

Sun Trek is an on-line resource developed with funding from the Science and Technology Facilities Council There are lots of sun related resources available including: Project ideas - for KS3 and KS4 Fun Facts – Alphabetised facts about the sun Gallery of movies and pictures ...

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Future Morph

The Future Morph website provides a massive amount of career information relating to maths, engineering, medicine & science. Resources include games, videos, interviews, fact sheets, activities and more. Information is sorted by age and there is information suitable for teachers, careers ...

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STEM Fairs Toolkit

Ever taken a group of students to a STEM Fair before? Ever though about planning your own STEM Fair event? If so, here’s a useful resource to guide you through the process. The toolkit contains short activities designed to help teachers think ...

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Changing Futures

The ‘Changing Futures’ website – developed by teenagers for teenagers – exploring cystic fibrosis (CF) and gene therapy. This project has been led by Nowgen (a centre for excellence in public engagement, education and training in biomedicine) and supported by the Wellcome ...

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Into Engineering

 The School of Engineering at Liverpool University  aims to interest lower sixth form students, who are undertaking ‘A’ levels in Maths and Physics, to study Engineering at University. The website includes some quiz-type questions and feedback which demonstrates the  background knowledge ...

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Maths Outreach

Liverpool University offers a wide range of outreach activities. Some are run at the University, others are run in school. They cover all ages and abilities. Activities include: Fun maths roadshow -  a pupil-centred workshop with lots of hands on activities Masterclasses and extension ...

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Science Communication CPD activities

The British Science Association is pleased to announce the launch of a FREE new site for those involved in science communication (researchers, professional science communicators and volunteers) to manage their own professional development. The new site (http://cpd.britishscienceassociation.org) allows those wishing to develop ...

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We are Aliens

The National Space Academy programme has produced some new resource, We are Aliens, for  teachers looking for physics, chemistry and biology activities linked to space. Some of the activities might also be of interest to STEM Clubs. The resources have been developed for ...

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I’m a Scientist

I’m a Scientist Get Me out of Here, offer FREE online events that gets your students talking to scientists and engaging in debate. There are a variety of subject matters. If you’d like to take part with your students simply register ...

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Zayed Future Energy Prize

Okehampton School in Devon, have just won the Zayed Future Energy Prize (European Global High School)  in  2013 Well Done!  The award has a grant of US $100,000 for renewable energy projects, and the school will be installing wind turbines.  Perhaps ...

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STEM Directories

The STEM Directories provide information about ways to support and extend your science, engineering, design and mathematics teaching. Some schemes bring exciting activities into your school, others can provide a memorable day out for your students or a nationwide competition ...

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Biochemical Society Scientific Outreach Grants (UK)

The Biochemical Society has announced that grants of up to £1,000 are available to support scientific outreach events that communicate the excitement of molecular bioscience to young people and the community. Applications for funding are invited to assist with the ...

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Wellcome Trust Resources and Grants Scheme

The Wellcome Trust support teachers by providing high-quality contemporary resources that challenge, stimulate and inspire young people in their thinking and engagement with science. They do this through large-scale themed activities, such as the In the Zone experimental kits inspired by the ...

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James Dyson Foundation

The James Dyson Foundation has some resources to help to teach Engineering, they want to excite young people about design and engineering, demystify the design process, and encourage creativity. Whether you’re a teacher or student, their resources will give you an insight ...

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The Primary, Secondary and Advanced Leaders Award for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

The Leaders Award for STEM is a Primary Engineer programme open to students from 5 to 19 years old. It is a fantastic way to increase their awareness of the breadth of opportunities open to them within STEM subjects. They help students ...

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ARKive Biodiversity

ARKive (www.arkive.org). Wildscreen works to promote a greater public appreciation of the world’s biodiversity and the conservation of nature, through the power of wildlife imagery.  Over the past year they have also been producing free, curriculum-linked educational resources which can ...

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IET Faraday website

The Institute for Engineering and Technology is a professional organisation aiming to  promote science, engineering and technology across the world. It runs the IET Faraday website with the aim of  introducing a new generation to the sheer excitement of science, technology and ...

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Encouraging University STEM Choices

The National HE STEM Programme has produced a series of ‘Becoming a STEM Enthusiast’ video clips to encourage students to choose STEM subjects at degree level which may be of use with sixth form students. The resource also contains some activity ideas for ...

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BP Free Resources

The BP Educational Service website and resources are available at www.bpes.bp.com/. All the on-line resources are free to use for UK teachers, linked to the curriculum, and highly interactive. There are over 280 videos, animations, on-line experiments, worksheets, teachers notes etc, ...

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Institute of Physics STEM Club Activity Pack

The Institute of Physics produces an activity pack containing physics-based ideas, resources and activities for science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) clubs. The resources are aimed at KS3 after school clubs, but the activities could be adapted to support the curriculum. The ...

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Maths Careers

Maths Careers  The excellent www.mathscareers.org.uk website that shows the usefulness of mathematics for all students aged over 11. They are supplemented that with a newsletter that students can register to receive by signing up by email, or via their schools, colleges, or the wider ...

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I’m an Engineer Get Me Out of Here

I’m an Engineer gets your students talking with engineers, showing them the context of their studies. It’s completely free for schools and takes place online for 2 weeks usually in November, March and June. Your students ASK the engineers questions, live CHAT to them in ...

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Society For General Microbiology

The Society for General Microbiology is the largest learned microbiological society in Europe. They have resources available and can offer funding support for the promotion of microbiology and supporting good teaching. Two sources of funding are available: Microbiology in Schools Fund grants up to ...

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Toys From Trash

Toys from Trash lists hundreds of science based toys that can be made from things that you may have lying around. Making these toys can be a STEM club activity in their own right, or maybe they could be part of ...

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Edexcel GCSE Astronomy

The Edexcel GCSE in Astronomy can extend the curriculum and compliment the study of GCE Physics. The specification is designed to: ■ develop their curiosity and enthusiasm for astronomy and to take an informed interest in current astronomical investigations, discoveries and space exploration ■ acquire ...

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GCSE Computer Science

The specifications for GCSE Computer Science can be taught from September 2013. Click below for the full details. Edexcel GCSE Computer Science AQA GCSE Computer Science OCR GCSE Computer Science These new curricula have been developed to respond to concerns over the lack of computer ...

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Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a small, low cost computer that can be used for just about anything you can imagine. They can be bought from about £20  each. Connectors are needed to hook them up to display and input devices. This Quick ...

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National STEM Centre eLibrary

The National STEM Centre in York houses the UK’s largest collection of STEM teaching and learning resources – providing teachers of STEM subjects with the ability to access a wide range of support materials. There are over 7000 resources, many ...

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Scratch Programming

Scratch is a visual programming language that allows the user to drag and drop blocks to build up a program. It is designed to teach the principles of how a program works in a friendly, graphical way. There are plenty of ...

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STEM Ambassador Biology Resources

The Primary Science Teaching Trust together with STEMNET devised a series of  6 activities that can be used by ambassadors during a visit, or independently by schools. They would cover KS3 topics, or provide the inspiration for STEM club investigations – ...

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National STEM Clubs Program

The National STEM clubs program is funded by STEMNET and the Gatsby Trust. It’s aim is to help secondary schools throughout the UK to establish and maintain exciting science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) clubs. As part of this project Mersey and ...

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Daresbury Laboratory

Daresbury is one of the four major research labs funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council, producing cutting edge research. The lab is open for visits, masterclasses and workshops for KS2 to KS5.  Options include spectroscopy, geology field trips, star ...

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