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 Cloud Factory

A super-sensory hands-on workshop for primary and SEN schools with an award winning science presenter. Using some special equipment we make and explore dry ice clouds using all our senses. See the cloud, touch its softness, hear it being made. Then smell and taste it as flavourings are added. Its a great way...

3...2...1...LAUNCH!

A day of hands-on rocket workshops which can be adapted for the whole school, including SEN schools.Pupils will build and test a stomp rocket then modify it to optimise it's flight. They learn about the effects of some forces (especially drag and gravity!) first-hand. We'll explore ways to create a fair...

The Jack and the Beanstalk Science Show

Have you ever made a cloud/made some butter/ eaten gold/thought about giant beanstalks?Oh no you haven't?! Oh yes you can!This interactive science show uses the traditional tale as a hook for exploring some interesting science. Pupils help with demonstrations and the whole audience get involved with making butter...

GeoBus: Free Earth science themed workshops for schools

GeoBus is a free outreach programme run out of the Earth Sciences department of UCL. We aim to bring engaging, hands-on sessions to school students. Our range of workshops cover Year 1 to Year 12 and complement the curriculum, whilst giving a great insight into the breadth of Earth science as a subject.We...

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...

LEGO Robotics Activity Day

A LEGO Robotics activity in your school using programmable LEGO. Can be based around a particular theme and can be tailored to computing/science/maths as required. A brief description of how the workshop would be run?:Up to 18 robot kits for the pupils to use (in pairs), plus challenge “arena” for...

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...

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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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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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