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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Journalism Workshop STEM

With the emphasis on raising the aspirations of young people this workshop gets students out and about with a professional journalist to interview people in a variety of different jobs. Schools are looking to encourage students to think about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and...
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Technology, Design & Innovation (TDI) Challenge

The MTA's TDI Challenge exists to help teachers and lecturers to promote the great work of their D&T and Engineering students and to celebrate the creativity and innovation taking place inside the curriculum. In turn, the competition helps our industry to better understand the challenges that education is...
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Aerospace engineers

This DIY Primary Faraday Challenge Day encourages students to consider how engineers work together in the aerospace industry. It enables students to experience the knowledge, understandings and skills engineers use within their work and the ways in which their strengths can be used to achieve an effective outcome....
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Lighthouse keeper transfer

This DIY Primary Faraday Challenge Day encourages students to consider how engineers work together to solve real-life problems. It enables students to experience the knowledge, understandings and skills engineers use within their work and the ways in which their strengths can be used to achieve an effective outcome....
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Table tennis server

The Faraday Challenge ‘Table Tennis Server’ has been designed for six teams of six students (36 students in total) aged 12-13 years (year 8 in England, and equivalent).This complete set of materials provides you with the basic resources you need to run an activity day which brings science, design and...
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Emergency communications

The Emergency Communications challenge is based on the Faraday Challenge of the same name from our 2012/13 season of Faraday Challenge Days.Students are the engineer rescue team based in the town of Alpha which has been relatively unaffected by the extreme weather. As the engineer rescue team in town Alpha, students...
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Mission to Mars

The Mission to Mars challenge is based on the Faraday Challenge of the same name from our 2013/14 season of Faraday Challenge Days.Students are the engineer specialists recruited by 'Make it 2 Mars' to establish a human settlement on the planet Mars by 2023. Students will design and construct a rocket which...
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Smart cycle

The Smart Cycle challenge is based on the Faraday Challenge of the same name from our 2014/15 season of Faraday Challenge Days.Students are challenged to design and create a prototype Smart Beacon which will be used to communicate information to cyclists.  When used, together with other Beacons, along a route,...
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Coding the Future

The Coding the Future challenge is based on the Faraday Challenge of the same name from our 2015/16 season of Faraday Challenge Days.Students are challenged to develop two products using their BBC micro:bit for the real-world within their chosen theme - Health, Sport, Travel or Home and Leisure - and then to pitch...
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Land Rover BAR

The Land Rover BAR challenge is based on the Faraday Challenge of the same name from our 2016/17 season of Faraday Challenge Days.Students are challenged to use the micro:bit technology to develop two products which could help improve performance for the Land Rover BAR team in one of three areas – human...
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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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