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 BrickPi is an add-on board for the Raspberry Pi. It is used to interface with Lego Mindstorms sensors and motors to create robots and other projects. This small collection includes practical tips to get started.
British ESA astronaut Tim Peake invites UK children to exercise alongside him as he trains two hours a day on the highest and fastest gym in the Universe – travelling at 27,600 km per hour and circling the world every 90 minutes. The triathlon styled challenge encourages schools to create their own ‘spaceathlons...
This Product Design project is based on the work of London designer, Paul Cocksedge. Pupils manufacture a stretched Vinyl record, a stand, brand logo and a carry case. The project has been developed further using electronics using the stretched record as a cone surrounding a bluetooth speaker and using LED lighting...
2 different versions of editable schemes of work, supporting the quick planning of lessons.
This topic, from the Association for Science Education, allows classes in schools across the world to explore and exchange information about the applications of photovoltaic devices. The version of the topic that can be downloaded here is a trial version and is provided only in English. This resource was edited by...
A set of Key Stage Four Nuffield Foundation capability tasks focusing on the design, making and evaluation of electronic products.
For students to develop and reveal their capability longer more open tasks requiring designing, making and evaluating are necessary. Sometimes these activities are referred to as...
A set of Key Stage Four Nuffield Foundation chooser charts focusing on electronic products.
Chooser charts help students make decisions about approaches to take for strategy and communication. The chooser charts are particularly useful when students are tackling open-ended projects, such as capability tasks...
A set of Key Stage Four Nuffield Foundation resource tasks focusing on electronic products.
Resource tasks are short, practical focused, activities designed to teach the resources for capability in a way which should intrigue and amuse students.
This set of guides for Key Stage Four focuses on electronic products, providing an overview of components. Including sensors, inputs and outputs.
The design guides can act as a stimulus for students who are having difficulty in deciding on their main coursework. They can provide a reminder...
A Nuffield Design Hexagon task focusing on a range of electronic products. The resource aims to extend understanding of how to evaluate a design by thinking how it affects people and whether it performs as expected.
This resource contains a number of activities for each side of the design hexagon (student...
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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.
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.
Please use the link below to register and submit an activity.