Robotics

What’s happening at UK Robotics Week 2017?

UK Robotics Week takes place between 24-30 June 2017 and is a week-long celebration of all things robotics.

Now in its second year of running, the nationwide series of events demonstrates the latest technologies and research, and offers some fantastic competitions for schools to engage with robotics.

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Steaming ahead: bringing the National Railway Museum’s archives to life

The National Railway Museum’s (NRM) archive is packed full of inspiring, exciting and unusual collections.

Now that the NRM is a STEM Ambassador Hub, we have the unique opportunity to work with our STEM Ambassador team. Their experience of using archives to inspire post-16 secondary school age groups,...

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Top tips to prepare for the new design and technology GCSE

The official start date for the new design and technology GCSE is just around the corner. With first teaching in September 2017, we asked some of our design and technology experts for their advice on how to go about planning and preparing for the new curriculum.

Top tips for planning, from consultants...

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Great British Science Club: how will you be celebrating?

As part of the British Science Association’s celebration of 30 years of CREST Awards, Great British Science Club will be taking place on Wednesday 5 July 2017.Schools across the UK are invited to take part. There will be lots of events and activities happening all around the country on this day and in the week running up to it.Whether you would...

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...

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