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 15th.
We provide full teacher resources, links to supporting industry mentors and invitations to exciting innovation days. The programme is designed to benefit every student who enters,not only those who reach the final showcase at The Royal Society or the presentation ceremenony at Buckingham Palace.
What teachers say:
The real value of the TeenTech Awards is that all it requires is interest, imagination, thought, commitment and time but not, crucially, expensive material resources. They are a powerful way to challenge the STEM stereotype and are incredibly effective a reaching students who do not fit that stereotype, Teacher, Rutland
TeenTech is giving these children the chance to explore and develop ideas to a far greater extent than they ever could within the constraints of the curriculum. This combined with a young person’s fearless, unrestrained imagination means we’re seeing some genuine solutions to genuine problems being produced. It’s all so incredibly inspiring” Teacher, Kent
Schools who have participated in the TeenTech Awards report the following outcomes
*Inspires students to use innovation and technology in STEM projects
*Raises the profile and increases aspiration for STEM careers and skills.
*Increases number of students choosing STEM subjects - one school reported an inccrease of 300% over 5 years of running the Award programme. Another saw number of girlschoosing Physics GCSE rise to 87.5 %
*Provides opportunities for both leadership and mentors in school.
*Improves progression and/or attainment in STEM subject(s)
*Improves motivation and engagement in lessons
*provides opportunity to develop wider STEM skills (e.g. problem-solving, numeracy, digital and technical skills)
*Provides opportunities for studentsand teachers to discuss contemporary careers with industry expertsTo 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||22 November 2017|
|Last modified||22 November 2017|
|Nature of scheme||Project for students|
|Subject(s)||Careers, Computing, Information technology, Programming and development, Hardware and processing, Digital literacy, Algorithms, Data and data representation, Creative arts and media, Cross curricular, Design and technology, Electronics, programming and control, Food Technology, Design skills, Textiles and Fashion, Engineering, Food Preparation and Nutrition, Food preparation, Food, nutrition and health, Food science, Food safety, Food choice, Food provenance, Health and safety, Leadership, Mathematics, Personal development, Psychology, Science, Biology, Physics, Working scientifically, Earth science, Practical work, Outside the classroom, Techniques and procedures, Chemistry|
|Age||11-14, 14-16, 16-19|
|Running times||4-8 weeks|