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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Music to your Ears

How do we make sounds, record sounds and see sounds? This exciting presentation, with lots of demonstrations and audience interaction, reveals the secrets from the basics of sound to the latest in music technology. Witness the ultimate ‘hands-free’ instrument and see a musical instrument played with a...

SEN workshop: Science Explorers

Investigate the science of sound with our multi-sensory science workshops, developed especially for students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).In these workshops, our experienced presenters will lead your students through an exploration of sound through their senses. Our fun and surprising...

Real Science or Just Bangs? (Science of Fireworks show)

Explore the colourful and explosive world of pyrotechnics as Matthew Tosh deconstructs the STEM behind firework displays.He'll demonstrate how to create colours, different sound effects, shock waves and perfectly timed bursts in time to music, whilst ensuring that displays are safe. Fully customisable to fit your...

Space Engineering

A package of 4 workshops for KS1, 2, 3 or 4 that allow students to develop, build and explore space vehicles.Workshops are based around the Martian Explorers project published and qulaoty assured by ESERO-UK:https://www.stem.org.uk/resources/collection/457404/martian-explorersEach fully facilitated workshop can...

Sphero Robotics STEM Challenge Workshops

Wanting to combine lots of different STEM objectives in one session? Why not try our Sphero Robotics Challenges:Using computing skills and mathematical calculations, can you program our robots to travel round a maze?Have you got an engineering flair to create a bridge for our robots to travel across?Take your science...

Architecture Workshops STEM & STEAM Workshops For Key Stage 3, 4 & 5

Make Learning Fun & The Complex SimpleArchitecture Workshops have been running hands-on cross-curricular workshops, in schools for all Key stages and Abilities since 1996. Our workshops experiences are the best your students are ever likley to be involved in and something that will stay with them throughout their...

Computing Workshops for Primaries CAMBRIDGE & CHELMSFORD - Lego Robotics, Micro:Bit, Animation, Web Design and more!

A wide range of computing workshops designed specifically for Primary School Children – exciting and engaging while reinforcing the principles of computational thinking. Workshops include programming and coding with Scratch, Python or Kodu using  XBox controllers; inventors' workshops with the Micro:Bit...

Drone coding

We use drones in our workshops as they can be coded or hand flown and they are extremely stable and robust.  Using Tynker, a block-based coding system allows all ages to access these workshops.  Students watch their code come to life as they program the drone to overcome challenges, learning to de-bug,...

Sphero Robot Coding

These exciting educational workshops use Sphero SPRK+ programmable robot balls.  These versatile machines allow pupils to draw, drive or code their routes on the ground and even in water!From letter and number formation in younger years to coding around mazes for older children, Spheros allows all age groups to...

Hands-On Engineering

Being hands-on designing and building your own ideas is always fun and often brings out talents you never knew you had!  We have seen this time and again on these workshops, allowing pupils to develop lots of new skillsWhether it is building a tent or Tepee, deciding how to move water around or finding out how...

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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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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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