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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Computing Workshops for Primaries BOLTON & WIGAN - Lego Robotics, Micro:Bit, Animation, Web Design and more!

A wide range of computing workshops designed specifically for Primary School Children – exciting and engaging while reinforcing the principles of computational thinking. Workshops include programming and coding with Scratch, Python or Kodu using  XBox controllers; inventors' workshops with the Micro:Bit...

Rocket Kids - a real rocket launch in your school

 'Rocket Kids' : a half or full day session of aspiration, invention and collaboration to give primary and secondary schools a taste of STEAM Co. in their school.Bringing together literacy, creativity and community engagement, it is perfect for KS1,2 and 3, year 7 transition and staff CPD as well as...

Live, interactive science shows and workshops

Science Made Simple brings the brilliance of science to life with amazing, high energy interactive shows for schools and festivals.We have shows available for all ages; from our Bubbles and Balloons show aimed at ages 4-7, to our Engineering for Life: From Cradle to Grave aimed at KS3/4 and beyond.Find out more,...

Izzy's Incredible Adventure

Meet Izzy. She’s on an adventure to see a friend, but needs lots of help to get there! Can you help her?In this show, Izzy and your audience will discover different kinds of transport together to get across land, sea and air.What types of shape make a boat float the best? Do you know how a hot air balloon...

Bubbles and Balloons

Explore the best bits of bubbles and balloons! From blowing them to bursting them, discover all the amazing things you can do in between.Can bubbles be made square? Are you brave enough to stick a skewer in a balloon? Can you put a person in a bubble?You and your audience will be wowed by our giant bubbles...

SEN workshop: Science Explorers

Investigate the science of sound with our multi-sensory science workshops, developed especially for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).In these workshops, our experienced presenters will lead your students through an exploration of sound through their senses. Our fun and surprising...

Music to your Ears

How do we make sounds, record sounds and see sounds? This exciting presentation, with lots of demonstrations and audience interaction, reveals the secrets from the basics of sound to the latest in music technology. Witness the ultimate ‘hands-free’ instrument and see a musical instrument played with a...

Cartoon Science

Discover the differences between cartoon science and real science. We look at friction, materials, gravity, the laws of motion and more.The laws of physics within cartoons may seem drastically different from the scientific laws within our world, but how different are they?  Does gravity only work when you...

Who wants to be a Superhero?

Meet six real-life young scientists and engineers.  Each one has made a sixty-second video about their job and what they enjoy most about it.  We use these as a springboard to leap straight into some fascinating areas of science and engineering, with interactive demonstrations involving volunteers from the...

It’s Only Water!… Or is it?

This exciting Science Made Simple show explores all the amazing properties of water. From heating to freezing, can you squash it, absorb it, or dissolve chemicals in it? We can use water to do all sorts of unexpected things!Be prepared to get wet, in this interactive show which may see students (and teachers) get a...

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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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About STEM Directory

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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If you provide shows, talks, workshops, challenges, museum visits, teacher CPD or other enrichment and enhancement activities that help promote STEM to schools and colleges, then you may be eligible to feature in the STEM Directory.

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