Home learning support for families

Support for familiesTo support parents and carers with home learning, our subject experts have put together a selection of activities and materials, all of which are completely free for everyone to access.

 

For teachers and educators: explore free resources, guidance and professional development opportunities to help you to continue educating young people while they are at home.
 
If you need any help, our subject experts are available weekdays from 8:30 am to 4.30 pm via our webchat, which you can find in the bottom right-hand corner of all our web pages.
Please note, all activities provided require parental support.

 

  • Curriculum-linked resources
  • Guidance for families
  • Educational family activities
  • Remote lessons for children

Resources for home learning

Primary resource of the day   Secondary resource of the day

 

  • Primary resources for home learning

  • Secondary biology resources for home learning

  • Secondary chemistry resources for home learning

  • Secondary physics resources for home learning

  • Secondary computing resources for home learning

  • Secondary design and technology resources for home learning

  • Secondary maths resources for home learning

  • Post-16 resources for home learning

  • Science of learning for parents

    • Join Paul Howard-Jones to explore what goes on in the brain when learning is taking place, and what that means for how you can support your child's learning.

  • Home learning survival guide

    • Top tips on home learning, covering everything from making use of what you have around you to creating simple routines. 
       

  • Coping with coronavirus

    • Tips, advice and guidance about home learning and supporting your child’s mental health and wellbeing during lockdown.
       

Summer of STEMSummer of STEM Week 2 activities

Themed activities for the summer for families with children from primary up to 14 years of age. There will be three weeks of activities: Week 1 is on oceans and the environment from 20 July; Week 2 on space from 3 August; and Week 3 on sport from 17 August. Activities will be released for each week below. 
 

Download activities for Week 1 - Oceans and the environment

Download activities for Week 2 - Space

Families: activities to do at home

A range of fun, hands-on activities that can be used to engage young people of all ages with science, technology, engineering and maths.
 

Explore activities

 

Remote lessons for children

We are offering remotely-delivered, curriculum-linked computing and science lessons accompanied by live Q&A sessions with our subject experts.

These lessons cover a range of topics and can be accessed at any time of day, making it easy to fit into your home learning schedule.
 
 

 

Smartphone apps to help teach science and computing

To support and complement the learning of the most vulnerable children at home, we have put together a comprehensive list of apps available on Android or iOS to enable children to stay engaged with learning if they can't fully access all of the resources schools have set.​ Suitable for all ages and key stages.
 

 

Videos from well-known STEM Ambassadors

Listen to famous STEM Ambassadors, including British astronaut Tim Peake, inspire and educate those who may be home learning for the first time.
 

British Astronaut Tim Peake answers children’s questions about how to become an astronaut.

 

 

Dallas Campbell discusses the link between food and engineering in this video about how astronauts eat bacon sandwiches in space.

Make your own rocket at home, with top tips and guidance from Dallas Campbell.

 

Professor Lucie Green, space scientist and broadcaster, introduces STEM Learning's Summer of STEM.

 

 

Professor Paul Howard-Jones shares his knowhow on the science of how children learn.

 

 

Dallas Campbell describes a way of making the ultimate paper aeroplane. Download the step-by-step instructions.

Find out what bras and spacesuits have in common in this video from TV presenter Dallas Campbell.

 

Simple STEM activities to do at home

Simple STEM activities to do at home: padlock challenge

I have quite a few friends across the country who are trying to entertain and educate their kids at home while at the same time keep them safe and happy. I wanted to help them but I wanted to create something a bit different, and a bit of a surprise. So I sent each of them a bag of sweet treats… but to eat them they first had to do some work. Some STEM work...

Simple STEM activities at home for young children

Like most parents, I am new to home learning. Having two young children under the age of five, I really struggled to see how I could entertain them both and work at home at the same time. At STEM Learning, I work in communications, so I’m adept at juggling projects, new challenges and being creative, but this is another level.As most parents and...

Simple STEM activities to do at home: Fantastic fruit

I was surprised by how many questions can be asked about a simple activity from ‘Starters for STEM’ using fruit that you already have in the house.For this activity Freya picked a selection of fruits and drew a picture for each one. Together we sounded out the phonemes to help her practice the spellings, names of the fruits and their colours.We didn’t stop...

Simple STEM activities to do at home: making Jelly

Making jelly is a fun and easy way of identifying solids and liquids and exploring how things dissolve.We separated the cubes of jelly and added them to a large bowl. Using a measuring jug we mixed one half warm water and the other half with cold water, we then waited for the jelly to dissolve.I explained to Freya why having a large surface area will help...

Careers podcast: STEM Sessions

STEM Sessions puts a spotlight on science, technology, engineering and maths careers in the UK. Every episode features one of our STEM Ambassadors who gives an insight into their job, how they got there and how young people can follow the same path.
 

Home teaching resources for teachers

To support teachers to continue educating young people while they are at home, we have developed a range of materials, including free resources, tips from our subject experts and professional development opportunities.