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.
Our aim is that both teacher and students are vaued contributing members of the science community.
Students have agency in contributing to genuine scientific problems such as climate change and develop confidence and other skills such as communication, collaboration and data analysis. They present at conferences and have a wider understanding of the opportunities in STEM.
They show higher attainment, aspiration and progression. (Data available)
The teachers are reinvigorated with sustained continuous professional development and love the opportunity to connect back to their subject as a 'teacher scientist'.To book this activity, please contact:
The STEM Directory is provided as a service to support you in finding enrichment opportunities. The activities are offered by external providers and are not endorsed by STEM Learning. We are not responsible for their content or delivery.
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 Directory.
There are a number of other organisations that offer grants to schools.
|Published||18 September 2018|
|Last modified||18 September 2018|
|Nature of scheme||Project for students|
|Subject(s)||Careers, Computing, Algorithmic Thinking, Data & Information, Cross curricular, Design for society and the environment, Engineering, Psychology, Science, Biology, Physics, Working scientifically, Earth science, Practical work, Outside the classroom, Enquiries and investigations, Chemistry, Design and technology|
|Age||7-11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19|
|Running times||Over 8 weeks|
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