3D printing hints and tips for design and technology

Written by Phil Cotton @philipacotton

If you are new to 3D printing then deciding where to start with a class of pupils can be a daunting task. Here are some of the most common questions I hear:

What CAD package do you use with the pupils?How long will it be before you get to 3D print your classes designs?How will you...

ENTHUSE Celebration Award winner

ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: recognising everyday heroes

My ENTHUSE Celebration Award journey began with an email calling for teachers and technicians to nominate themselves. Skimming the criteria I saw that I did in fact meet the requirements, despite being an ‘ordinary’ teacher!

I set about drafting an application form and collecting evidence, mainly based...

A14 road

The road to success: how the A14 construction project is inspiring young people in STEM

Carrying around 85,000 vehicles per day across Cambridgeshire, the A14 trunk road, which is managed by Highways England, is a vital transport corridor between the West Midlands and East Anglia. However, it is frequently congested and traffic is often disrupted by breakdowns and accidents.

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Want to win Lego?

We now have spaces for 200 primary schools to join an exciting free programme - the Polar Explorer Programme. To celebrate the opening of the new round of applications for schools to join the second year of the Polar Explorer Programme we are giving away this LEGO ‘Ocean Explorer’.Open to anyone, not just schools, simply tell us which of our...

The ‘M’ in STEM

Our mathematics specialist Michael Anderson is waving the flag for the ‘M’ (mathematics) in STEM. In his latest article which featured in SecEd, Michael discusses the role of mathematics in STEM and the significant overlaps there are between the STEM subjects. He talks about what this means for schools and the renewed importance of cross-curricula...

Ultimate STEM Challenge is back! Can your students help build a more sustainable future?

BP’s Ultimate STEM Challenge is back for 2017! In partnership with the Science Museum and STEM Learning, BP is inviting UK students aged 11 to 14 to use their STEM skills to help reduce our impact on the environment and create a more sustainable future.With the world demand for natural resources ever increasing and global warming one of today’s...

Are you ready for the new STEM Ambassadors digital platform?

Over the last few months STEM Learning have been developing a new Digital Platform to increase the impact, reach and sustainability of the STEM Ambassadors programme.STEM Ambassadors are volunteers who get involved in activities designed to excited young people about STEM subjects and encourage them to consider STEM careers and pathways. Over 30,...

Check out the Design and Technology Association’s Summer School 2017

The annual Design and Technology Association’s Summer School takes place on 6 and 7 July 2017 at De Montfort University’s new state of the art campus in Leicester.The summer school provides the opportunity for all those involved in design and technology education to come together, listen, observe, and take part in workshops and discussions about...

BP boosts support for primary science teaching with Science Explorers

BP is boosting support for science teaching in primary schools with the launch of Science Explorers, a brand new collection of free, curriculum-linked science learning materials, including an app for primary school pupils aged 5 to 11.Science Explorers is specially designed for use by teachers who are not science specialists and takes a fun,...

Opportunity for UK primary schools to boost attainment in STEM subjects

We now have spaces for 200 primary schools to join an exciting free programme - the Polar Explorer Programme.Primary schools across the UK, who are keen to raise aspirations and attainment in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in their school, are invited to apply for the Polar Explorer Programme – a £1m government funded...

Underground Mathematics Teacher Conference: delve deeper into the new mathematics A level

If you have previously attended Underground Mathematics professional development sessions, then this is the conference for you!This free one day CPD conference will help you to get the most out of Underground Mathematics as you prepare to teach the new A level. Taking place on 12 July 2017 at the National STEM Learning Centre, this conference...

Tell us what you think about STEM Learning's online and physical resources

We are conducting some research to establish how effective STEM Learning’s physical and online resource collections, as well as the online community groups, are for those that use them. If you have ever used our online resources, visited our physical resource library in York or engaged with our online community groups, we would be...

Explore the science shaping our future

The Royal Society is holding a week-long festival from 4-9 July celebrating cutting edge science from the UK.Held at The Royal Society’s main offices in London, the festival is completely free and has a programme packed with workshops, talks and activities held alongside over 20 exhibitions. From science cocktails to supernovas, there is something...

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