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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Understanding Animal Research: Exploring ethics and science

Understanding Animal Research  is a not-for-profit organisation which seeks to explain the role of animals in scientific, medical and veterinary research. Our nation-wide schools program provides free in-school talks and workshops to help students understand (not necessarily agree with) why and how animals are...
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Light and Dark

A practical investigation of a range of different fuels used by the Romans lasting approximately one hour. The children (Upper Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2) will have the chance to investigate and record the properties of different fuels, including charcoal, beeswax and olive oil, and then relate their...
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The Roman Maths Challenge

Students are set a series of mathematical challenges to complete, including exploring symmetry and tessellation in mosaic-making, solving and Archimedes Square, using Roman building techniques, calculating pay for the Roman army and working out ratios. This practical workshop will engage and inspire students with...
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3...2...1...LAUNCH!

A day of hands-on rocket workshops which can be adapted for the whole school, including SEN schools.Pupils will build and test a stomp rocket then modify it to optimise it's flight. They learn about the effects of some forces (especially drag and gravity!) first-hand. We'll explore ways to create a fair...
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The Detective Project - Crime Scene Investigation Workshops

The Detective Project staff are all experienced ex- police, crime scene investigators or teachers.  We run investigations for students to get really 'hands on' with practical activities in forensic science that enrich the curriculum.Workshops last from an hour to a day, so we can involve the...
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Light Lab Project

Light Lab Project provides STEAM workshops for children age 7-11 in the science and art of light.  The workshops lead children through a series of guided experiments with plenty of scope for self-discovery and learning.  Light Lab workshop looks at the electromagnetic spectrum and the functions of the...
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TeenTech Awards

The TeenTech Awards challenge young people to develop their own  ideas to make life 'better,simpler,safer or more fun' using science,technology and engineering. Register now to recieve the full Teacher Pack with plans for how to run the project over 8 lessons . Projects need to be submitted by March...
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TeenTech City of Tomorrow

TeenTech City of Tomorrow asks three key questions, how will we live, work and play in the future? Young people construct buildings for their cities while exploring key concepts and expressing their individual and collective vision for the future. They are supported in the classroom and at regional ‘showcase...
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Enrichment Workshops

DIscover exciting science through interactive hands on forensic science workshops.Evidence DiscoveryHands on with forensic evidence and packaging materials. What is evidence, how is it used and why do we recover it in different ways.Includes intorduction to DNA. Skills included Literacy and science...
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The Cloud Factory

A super-sensory hands-on workshop for primary and SEN schools with an award winning science presenter. Using some special equipment we make and explore dry ice clouds using all our senses. See the cloud, touch its softness, hear it being made. Then smell and taste it as flavourings are added. Its a great way...
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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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