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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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...

Crime Scene and Forensic Investigation Workshops

CSI Training and Events offer fun, unique and engaging informal STEM Workshops which enrich school experiences, whilst boosting student’s enthusiasm and confidence ‘to do Science’. We relate Science to ‘real life’ through crime and justice, utilising hands on CSI techniques, real Police...

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...

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...

The STAAR (Summer Time Advanced Aerospace Residency) Programme

Applications for STAAR 2020 are now open!  The STAAR Programme will be running from 20 - 24 July and 27 July - 31 July 2020.The STAAR (Summer Time Advanced Aerospace Residency) Programme is brought to you by Northrop Grumman, with the support of the Northrop Grumman Foundation, and in partnership with the...

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...

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...

Robotics Roadshows

 The Robotics Roadshow offers the opportunity to teach pupils about basic technology / computer science skills and concepts to solve practical challenges.The Robotics Roadshow makes coding fun, accessible and easy to teach. The session helps educate pupils on the fundamental principles of computer science via...

Ben Sparks - Mathematician, Musician, Speaker

 Ben works part time with the Advanced Maths Support Programme (AMSP), based at the University of Bath, as a speaker, tutor and co-ordinator, and part time as a freelance maths enrichment speaker around the UK – including the Maths Inspiration project run by Rob Eastaway.He regularly gives talks and...

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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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