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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What would you do with the darkest material ever made?

If you are looking to hide those dents in your surface finish, Vantablack makes three dimensional objects look two dimensional – the ultimate way to hide those surface imperfections!What is Vantablack?Described as the “closest thing to a black hole we'll ever see”, Vantablack is a surface finish developed by Surrey ...

Designers using their talent to help refugees

The finalists of this year’s What Design Can Do Refugee Challenge may have been announced, but there are still some brilliant resources that can be used for you to run a similar challenge with your own students.“Nearly 40,000 people a day are forced to leave their homes because of conflict and persecution. Among them...

'Scream Machine' (Year 5/6) linked to Science, Mathematics, Computing and Design Technology

Our topic fully incorporates STEM learning: In Science we looked at Forces and Mechanisms; in Maths- Money and Costing; in Computing- Effective Online Research; and in DT- Ride Design.

Designs for small spaces

Urban living is becoming increasingly crowded. Small space living is no longer a lifestyle choice but a necessity in most cities where property is expensive and space...

Ardley Hill Academy

Year 5 have been busy applying their learning about the ISS (International Space Station) in some maths projects.

The first project, they completed in October, focussed on meals for the ISS and the various options for a starter, main and dessert. We explored the probability of Tim Peake eating his favourite...

Air Pollution Infographic / Poster

A colourful, simple infographic explaining the questions behind air pollution: what is it? How does it affect us? What can we do about it?

Can be printed off to a larger size and used as part of a classroom display.

Design studio

The Extraordinaires Design Studio Inventions turns students into product designers for larger-than-life characters. Students can pick an illustrated character card, read the back for insight into their world and apply...

Simulation glasses


The Cambridge simulation glasses provide insight into the effects of vision loss on product use. They can build empathy with users, and can be used to examine the visual accessibility of products and...

Perfume: a century of scents


Signature scents and now lost masterpieces; the visionaries who conceived them; the wild and wonderful campaigns that launched them; the women and men who wore them – every perfume has...

Design Volume 1


By linking the art of design to its sociological and technological context, the DESIGN collection tells the history of the 20th century through industrial objects that have marked it and reflected their own era while anticipating the...


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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