Robotics in education: a conference for primary and secondary schools

The Robotics in education conference will provide a full day of hands-on robotic activities.


Developing maths skills for the design and technology AS and A levels

Designed to support teachers to develop their subject knowledge in mathematics.


Exploring the culture of engineering in schools

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has published a report into the culture of engineering in schools.

Design and technology teaching

Be celebrated for your impact

Do you know someone who has made a real impact on design, technology and engineering? Nominate them for a Design and Technology Association Excellence Award.

Museum visit

Library of STEM activities for teachers gains new platform

The STEM Directory, an online directory of educational STEM activities has found a new home on our website.

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Controlling motors and prototyping electronic circuits with micro:bit

Discover how the micro:bit can be used to create programmable electronics projects in design and technology.

Secondary Design and Technology

Specially selected for teachers and technicians of D&T; browse resources, professional development, news and opinions. Join in the discussion with our community groups.

Featured Resources

Food Lab

Food Lab is a collection of simple food-based experiments suitable for Scottish P4-7 (Primary Upper Stages) classes or English Key Stages Two and Three. The activities investigate the chemistry of food, including substances that food contains, mixtures, changes in substances and healthy eating options. Spectacular...
Publication date:
2010 to date

5 resources

Robotics guides for the busy teacher

This collection of sample teacher guides is from Damien Kee, who works with teachers and students around the world to improve teaching with robots. The resources can get you up-and-running using a range of robotics platforms in the classroom, and are written in an easy-to-follow, practical style.
Publication date:
2010 to date

5 resources

Pumpkin Interactive

The film clips in this collection were produced by Pumpkin Interactive, whose aim is to provide specification-specific resources for product design, resistant materials, graphics and textiles courses, including innovative and exciting examples of the very latest industrial textile practices and processes from around...
Publication date:
2010 to date

18 resources

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Food preparation and nutrition

Find and share your resources for teaching GCSE food preparation and nutrition.


Resources using space as a context for teaching from ESERO-UK, the UK space education office.


VEX IQ: integrating robotics into your curriculumTY706

Are you a primary or secondary school teacher, head of department, technician or STEM coordinator looking for a hands-on and creative ways to deliver robotics as part of your curriculum? Get the inspiration and equipment to help you deliver subject content in computing, science, design and technology, and mathematics...

Textile technicians: basic servicing and maintenance of sewing machinesNY623

This day is aimed at technicians who would like to be able to reduce department costs by being able to carry out basic servicing and maintenance of sewing machines. It might also be suitable for teachers who have no technician and who would like to be able to have a better understanding of how to maintain their...

Using 3D printers creatively in KS3 and KS4 design and technologyTY214

Are you looking for support with getting your printer up and running in the classroom? Would you like to see ideas for how 3D printing can be used in key stage 3 and GCSE? “My confidence in using 3D printers has developed hugely and I feel that I am now armed with the necessary skills and confidence to fully...

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Many of our professional development activities are supported by generous bursaries for state funded schools, this includes support for in-school professional development.


Get recognition for your professionalism with our STEM Educators recognition scheme.

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