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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Race for the Line

Season 4 The feedback from schools on the past season has been incredibly positive. We now want to see the competition become even more effective in meeting the needs of schools and teachers by enabling them to embed Race For The Line as a project based STEM activity deeply into the school planning and...
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I'm an Engineer, Get me out of here!

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here! is a free, online event where school students get to meet and interact with real engineers. Students login during a 2 week period to ASK the engineers anything they like. Students challenge the engineers over a fast-paced online live CHAT during a...
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Primary Engineer Structures, Mechanisms and Basic Electrics

This course for teachers of KS1/Lower Primary and KS2/Upper Primary shows the safe and correct use of tools,  materials and basic electrics in the manufacture of a range of vehicles.This hands-on teacher training course allows up to 2 teachers  per school to design and construct two vehicles. The first...
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TeenTech Awards

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...
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TeenTech City of Tomorrow

TeenTech City of Tomorrow asks three key questions, how will we live, work and play in the future? Young people construct buildings for their cities while exploring key concepts and expressing their individual and collective vision for the future. They are supported in the classroom and at regional ‘showcase...
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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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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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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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