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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The VEX IQ Challenge (VEX Robotics)

The VEX Robotics IQ Challenge allows students to design and build a robot from scratch to compete in regional, national and international events using the VEX IQ tool-less robotic platform. The actual challenge changes every year, but the same concepts remain so teams can grow with the programme, which is why the...
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School visits to RHS Gardens

All four RHS Gardens offer free school visits led by a dedicated Education Officer that can bring any curricular subject to life. Schools can also carry out self-guided tours of the sites. School visits place children in direct contact with a wealth of practical horticulture, specialist knowledge and the sheer...
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Medical Mavericks - Bring a Real Hospital to Your School

Hands on medical workshops that show your students it's not all about doctors and nurses!!You probably have students that want to be doctors.... but wont get the grades. You probably have students that are being pushed by the their parents to be doctors!And you probably have students that have reckon the NHS...
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JonWoodScience

One hour, demo-based shows suitable for key stage 3 and 4, family and large audiences.'Under Pressure' brings levitation, implosions, explosions and rockets demostrations for people to take part in.‘What You Know and Why You Don’t’ brings the experience of the greatest hits of psychology...
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Connect2Play

Connect2Play  is a construction system comprising recyclable tubes and connectors that children can connect together to form lots of different shapes and constructions. With  our sets you can make countless things from fundamentally the same components.  You can make Dens, Forts, Boats,...
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UK Schools Computer Animation Competition

UK Schools Computer Animation Competition is a free-to-enter, not-for-profit competition run by The University of Manchester, to enthuse young people about Computer Science. Teacher registration is free and carries no obligation.
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Young Engineers LEGO for STEM Education

Young Engineers offers educational LEGO® based workshops and school clubs to support nursery and primary school aged children to develop their STEM understanding and awareness.Our events can range from 90 minutes to a full day sessions. Children build moving LEGO® models that demonstrate STEM concepts. We...
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Festival of Triangles

Festival of Triangles is a whole-school celebration of maths.In essence, it's a triangle-themed maths week that leads up to an event, usually held on a Thursday straight after school, to which you invite your whole school community.During the week, children carry out activities that build up excitement as well as...
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Your Irrational Brain; the Gameshow

How we really make decisions Do you think you make rational decisions? Think again... In this new show your ideas about how you make decisions will be turned upside down- and you may even become a better decision-maker because of it! This show is highly interactive and requires the audience to have access to an...
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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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