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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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...

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...

VEX Robotics Competition

The VEX Robotics Competition allows students to design and build a robot from scratch to compete in regional, national and international events using the VEX V5 robotic platform. The actual challenge changes every year, but the same concepts remain so students and teams knowledge can grow with the programme.The...

Explorer Dome Hands-On Science Shows

Explorer Dome is UniqueHands-On ScienceWe believe that the best way to learn is by doing – that’s why all of our shows are fully interactive, making Explorer Dome shows 100% presenter-led, hands-on and unforgettable!“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” (Confucius)...

Submit an Article to Youth STEM Matters - Youth Led Scientific Journal

Youth STEM Matters is a youth led scientific journal, created by Youth STEM 2030 to provide a platform for young people to share their research findings, ideas and innovations with the world!We publish articles which have a real world impact, and can help solve some of the biggest global challenges, from the climate...

Drone coding

We use drones in our workshops as they can be coded or hand flown and they are extremely stable and robust.  Using Tynker, a block-based coding system allows all ages to access these workshops.  Students watch their code come to life as they program the drone to overcome challenges, learning to de-bug,...

Sphero Robot Coding

These exciting educational workshops use Sphero SPRK+ programmable robot balls.  These versatile machines allow pupils to draw, drive or code their routes on the ground and even in water!From letter and number formation in younger years to coding around mazes for older children, Spheros allows all age groups to...

Hands-On Engineering

Being hands-on designing and building your own ideas is always fun and often brings out talents you never knew you had!  We have seen this time and again on these workshops, allowing pupils to develop lots of new skillsWhether it is building a tent or Tepee, deciding how to move water around or finding out how...

University of Plymouth's Science and Technology Showcase 2019

The aim of the Science and Technology Showcase is to raise students’ aspirations in science and technology subjects and demonstrate how exciting STEM can be at A level and in higher education.As well as having some fun, this is a unique opportunity for students to talk with current undergraduate students, PhD...

Institute for Research in Schools

IRIS makes cutting edge research projects open to school students and their teachers so that they can experience the excitement and challenge of science.   We do this by making data accessible to schools, providing teacher training and resources, and by lending out scientific research equipment.  ...

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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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