Stem rocks our world NS009 / B22

Start date
8 Jun 22
10 Hours
Learning Method
Remote Delivered CPD


Through a range of hands-on practical activities delegates will explore STEM concepts and link these to areas of the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence (CfE). Participants will have the opportunity to explore how these practical activities and concepts can be used to support and develop STEM skills in learners, from early to second level. The course content will explore CfE Experiences and Outcomes from the Planet Earth Organiser, giving delegates the chance to develop skills and expand their knowledge of the big ideas in this area. Participants will be asked to complete a range of supported self-study activities and produce an action plan to take forward ideas from the course.  Throughout the course delegates will be able to share ideas for developing activities in their own settings.

To apply for this course please contact SSERC directly ( who will forward you the necessary information. Shortly after the published closing date for applications the Administration Team at SSERC will send to successful applicants:

confirmation of an offer of a place on the course together with details on enrolment proceduresinformation on ENTHUSE bursary and how to apply for such a bursarya set of terms and conditions which you must meet in order to qualify for an ENTHUSE bursary

If you are a supply teacher you may still qualify for an ENTHUSE bursary; please contact SSERC to establish your eligibility.

Who is it for?

Practitioners at Early/First/Second Level in Scotland who are interested in developing STEM skills in their setting with a focus on Planet Earth.

What topics are covered?

Planet Earth, Earth's materials, Rock Cycle, Outdoor Learning, Soil Science, Fossils

How will you learn?

Learning will take place as a mix of guided activities (live online) allowing you to become familiar with the resources and concepts. You will be supported and encouraged to engage with the course leaders and other delegates.The course incorporates self-study/gap task elements to reinforce and expand the learning. You will be encouraged to share ideas with others throughout the course.

How long is this course?

10 hours

Course Leaders

Early Years and Primary Team

Who is the course leader?


Participants will be able to:

  • demonstrate increased confidence in the delivery of practical science, technology and mathematics activities linked to CfE Experiences and Outcomes within STEM contexts
  • adapt ideas for use within their own settings and share these with other delegates
  • identify opportunities for developing their own practice and produce an action plan for implementation.

Pupils will benefit from:

  • increased opportunities for STEM activities
  • increased opportunities for practical work.


1 Stem rocks our world - day 108 June 202213:00-15:30Virtual
2 Stem rocks our world - gap task21 June 202212:00-17:00Virtual
3 Stem rocks our world - day 222 June 202213:00-15:30Virtual

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* Your school or college will receive the bursary on successful completion of the CPD and impact toolkit. Find out more.

Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£320.00
State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£320.00Standard bursary available*£320.00

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

Outside the UK? Fee information

Check your School bursary status

The bursary value may be higher for your school or college.

Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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