STEM Directory

The STEM Directory is a database of providers offering STEM enhancement and enrichment to schools and colleges locally and nationally.  Teachers can easily search for shows, workshops, debates, challenges, visiting speakers and more.

Find exciting opportunities for in-class support, memorable days out, and engaging projects to motivate your students.

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Bits and Pieces: Secrets of a Digital World

DescriptionThe presentation is a look at the maths behind how we send messages on the internet.We will look at how photos, videos and messages are turned into 1s and 0s, using binary numbers, and then transmitted.We will introduce Hedy Lemarr, the woman who invented frequency hopping, an idea we still...

Covid Safe - CSI, Crime Scene and Forensic Investigation Workshops

***Our sessions are Covid safe and we are still taking bookings. As well as the PPE that we usually supply for our sessions (including CSI overalls, gloves, masks and over shoes (workshop dependant)), we now also utilise visors and ensure equipment is sanitised both before and after sessions. ***CSI Training and...

Schools on Reserves at RSPB Avalon Marshes

Bring your class for a fun and active outdoor learning experience in a natural setting. Join us at our Avalon Marshes reserves, including RSPB Ham Wall, part of the Somerset Levels, about two miles west of Glastonbury. The area is steeped in history, archaeology, wildlife and atmosphere - there is so...

Hack Your Brain

An introduction to the workings of your brain & nervous system. By creating a giant 'neuron' live on stage, this show explores the ways in which nerve cells send messages through the brain and body, and looks at how we can hijack these signals to allow one human to control the movements of another

That's Non-Sense! The Surprising Science of your Senses

 Ever wondered why food tastes funny when you have a cold? Or what happens when you get dizzy? Buckle up for a whirlwind tour through the senses you're familiar with, and some you might never have heard of. Prepare to be amazed, confounded and confused in this demo-packed exploration of your brain...

Your ultimate guide to time travel

Few people know that time travel isn’t just possible – it has already been done.In this mind-expanding talk, students will hear the stories of people who have travelled into their own futures and lived to tell the tale. And how you rely on the same physics whenever you use the map on your smartphone.We...

Are you teaching the first Martian?

The first person to walk on the Red Planet is probably already alive and under 18 years old. Are they at your school? In this awe-inspiring talk, packed full of stunning visuals and the latest scientific thinking, I’ll take you on a journey to Mars.Based on several of my books, including The Astronaut...

STEM Experience Days

We offer experiences designed to raise awareness, and inform young people how STEM is relevant, interesting and leads to a rewarding career. Throughout the experiences, young people have the opportunity to work on hands-on challenges, work towards the nationally recognised Industrial Cadets...

Real Science or Just Bangs? (Science of Fireworks show)

Explore the colourful and explosive world of pyrotechnics as Matthew Tosh deconstructs the STEM behind firework displays.He'll demonstrate how to create colours, different sound effects, shock waves and perfectly timed bursts in time to music, whilst ensuring that displays are safe. Fully customisable to fit your...

Carve a Career - BE AWESOME!

A cross-curricular thought-provoking session that opens the minds of the audience as they begin to carve their own careers.How do you end up with a diverse career portfolio? In Matthew's case, it started out from studying the STEM subjects, but not at the expense of other subject areas. His biggest learning has...

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Grants for school

The Royal Institution runs two enrichment and enhancement grant schemes. Grants of up to £500 are available to UK-registered state schools to host a STEM activity selected from the STEM Directories.

There are a number of other organisations that offer grants to schools.

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The STEM Directory contains searchable activities that enhance STEM teaching in schools and colleges. Teachers can search for shows, workshops, debates, challenges, visiting speakers and more.

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