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...

VEX Robotics Competition

The VEX Robotics Competition allows students to design and build a robot from scratch to compete in regional, national and international events using the VEX EDR robotic platform. The actual challenge changes every year, but the same concepts remain so students and teams knowledge can grow with the programme.The VEX...

RSPB schools on reserves at Saltholme

Saltholme is a wetland oasis in the heart of industrial Teeside. Here nature thrives amongst a backdrop of industry and the iconic transporter bridge.We have a range of habitats for your class to explore, ideal for a hands on and immersive experience. You could get stuck in with pond dipping or minibeast...

CyberFirst event - Oct 2019

CyberFirst Trailblazers is a free half day event created for S2 students. The event is designed to showcase the varied opportunities that can be achieved through the understanding of how technology is used in the workplace. This is the first in a series of CyberFirst events which will start each student on the exciting...

Kids in Space

A fun fifty-minute long interactive performance that takes children on an imaginary journey through our solar system. Highlights include: a recreation of Neil Armstrong’s first step, a bombardment by asteroids and built-to-scale model planets that show how small the Earth is compared to its giant neighbours!The...

Team Tim

Team Tim, a hugely entertaining and interactive science show invites primary school audiences to help British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake train for his next space mission! Help Tim to keep fit, do quick calculations, conduct science experiments, grow space plants, launch small satellites, and perform a thrilling...

RoboKids

RoboKids takes primary school audiences on a fun and inspiring journey into the future of space exploration, programming and robots.  Help programme our friendly robot “Nao” and her friends for a joint human and robotic Aurora mission to Mars! Linked to the National Curriculum Key Stages 1...

Team Moon

Team Moon is the story of the people that worked together to make the Apollo Moon landings a success.In this 50th anniversary year, join in this exciting, interactive show and learn about the tireless work of the engineers, scientists, programmers, technicians and astronauts whose creativity, dedication, bravery...

Science and Maths Magic Shows

Dr Matt Pritchard is a Science Magician and Curator of Wonder. His shows bring gasps of amazement, thought provoking ideas and memorable teaching. He inspires audiences to both dream and think bigger. “The children were mesmerized by what they were seeing, his obvious passion and enthusiasm, the many...

Explorer Dome Hands-On Science Shows

Explorer Dome is UniqueHands-On ScienceWe believe that the best way to learn is by doing – that’s why all of our shows are fully interactive, making Explorer Dome shows 100% presenter-led, hands-on and unforgettable!“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” (Confucius)...

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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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