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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Wonderstruck Compressed Air Cars Workshop

A fantastic team-based, practical, competitive activity.This workshop involves participants working in small teams (usually of three) to build and improve a simple car powered by compressed air.The session starts with an introduction to the science behind the activity.  We examine the forces involved and...

Wonderstruck Compressed Air Rocket Workshop

Build a rocket that can travel over a 100 metres using just paper card and tape!This workshop involves participants working in teams of three or pairs or even individually to design and build their very own compressed air powered rocket.  The session starts with an introduction to the science behind the...

Wonderstruck January '18 Crazy New Year STEM Sale

Every year we run a Crazy New Year STEM Sale where we offer a massive discount on all bookings for dates in January.And 2018 is going to be just the same!If you want to make a booking for January '18 we're offering a massive 18 per cent (can you see what we did there?) off everything.  That impressive...

Animal handling & minibeast Lessons

The world of minibeasts and invertebrates in your hands!KS1 & KS2 curriculum linked workshops on a range of science topics, where pupils hold the animals and animal related items whilst learning, particularly good for kinesthetic learners. Workshops include habitats, lifecycles, evolution, adaptations, minibeasts...

Forces Show

KS1Key Stage One - ages 5-7Pushes and pulls, making things move and slowing them down. Have fun with mysterious magnets, find out why all the penguins don't fall off the Earth at the South pole and unleash the aweseome force of rockets to take a trip to the stars! Duration: ~45 mins Curriculum Links...

Light Show

EYFSFoundation Stage - ages 3-4We start with a simple light bulb and finish telling stories underneath the night time sky. This show is a lovely introduction to light, dark, reflections, rainbows, fire and the stars. Duration: 30-40 mins Curriculum Links Capacity: ~35 children + adultsKS1Key Stage One...

Bubble Show

EYFSFoundation Stage - ages 3-4Delight in the fun and unexpected behaviour of bubbles! Explore colourful bubbles, wobbly bubbles, clouds in bubbles, and fiery bubbles! Duration: 45 mins Curriculum Links Capacity: ~60 children + adultsKS1Key Stage One - ages 5-7Delight in the fun and unexpected behaviour...

Space Show

EYFSFoundation Stage - ages 3-4A story-telling introduction to the moon, stars and the beauty of the night time sky. Find out how to see a picture of Orion as a dot-to-dot in the winter sky and hear some of the wonderful stories written into the stars. Duration: 30-40 mins Curriculum Links Capacity: ~35...

Rocket Science

 KS1Key Stage One - ages 5-7This show introduces the fun and fantastic forces of Rocket Science, children can explore the pushes and pulls powering balloon cars, air and chemical powered rockets.In addition to a show, you can enjoy hands-on workshops for up to 30 children, where they can build their very own...

Science Tricks Show

KS1Key Stage One - ages 5-7This show is bursting with surprises! Counter-intuitive demonstrations and fun experiments will bring out the scientist in every child. Duration: ~45 mins Curriculum Links Capacity: ~60 children + adultsKS2Key Stage Two - ages 7-11Observing, predicting and testing. In this...

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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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