Teaching science

Is a career in science for me?

With two in five students saying they are interested in science related careers why do we need to worry about the scientific competitiveness of the UK on the global stage?

Findings from the Wellcome Trust’s Science Education Tracker show that this number comes from some specific demographics and there is...

Discover what a placement with Caterpillar could hold

Back in July 2016, for the first time ever, three teachers embarked on a STEM Insight placement with Caterpillar.

Caterpillar designs, develops, engineers, manufactures and sells a vast range of machinery and engines to people all around the world.

The STEM Insight programme provided these...

Investigating social mobility in STEM subjects and careers

Last year, the Social Mobility Commission issued a comprehensive report exploring the transition from school to the workplace amongst several types of pupil group within the UK.

In particular, the commission was interested in why White British males are less likely to be unemployed, and have more social...

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Tomorrow’s Water: UK Junior Water Prize open for entries!

The UK Junior Water Prize offers a once in a lifetime experience for young people hoping to follow a STEM career.Organised by the Chartered Instituion of Water and Environmental Management, teams are tasked with submitting a water-related project of proven environmental, scientific, social or technological significance.The winners from...

BT STEM Crew launches Sport and Sustainability with the IET

The 1851 Trust, official charity of Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup sailing team Land Rover BAR, has partnered with the Institution of Engineering & Technology (the IET) to launch the latest module for BT STEM Crew, Sport and Sustainability.BT STEM Crew is a free education programme for 11-16 year olds from Land Rover BAR and the 1851 Trust,...

Bring your badge to work: a new STEM Ambassadors community initiative!

We are excited to announce the launch our STEM Ambassadors network’s first community initiative on social media, entitled “bring your badge to work”.The concept of the campaign is to celebrate and inspire our volunteers, to tie in with the launch of our new badges. Starting from today and over the next few months, we are looking for STEM...

STEM Learning magazines: tell us what you think and be in with a chance of winning

At the start of the spring term we published issue 5 of the STEM Learning magazines, full of practical ways for you to make 2017 the year of trying something different and inspiring your students.We hope that you have read a copy, either in print or online, and found it to be both informative and engaging.Let us know what you thinkWe have created...

ENTHUSE Partnership Awards open for entries

On 10 February 2017, ENTHUSE Partnership Awards reopened for entries.The ENTHUSE Partnership Award is a grant of up to £12,000 for groups of between four and eight local schools and/or colleges in England. These groups will use this money to work together and address local issues of underachievement in science, technology, engineering and/or...

100% discount on selected primary and secondary professional development

100% discount available on selected primary and secondary professional developmentTake a look through the high-quality CPD activities listed below, all of which are eligible for a 100% discount off the activity fee*.PrimaryWe’ve handpicked the following CPD to help primary teachers develop their teaching of STEM subjects. To get 100% off the...

Results from first Science Education Tracker released

This week, the Wellcome Trust published the results from the first Science Education Tracker and found that teachers are key in forming young people’s attitudes and ambitions.The survey questioned more than 4,000 14-18 year olds and looked at their attitudes towards and experiences of science education and careers.Conducted by Kantar Public...

What do a zoo, a planetarium and a research institute have in common?

They are all hosting CPD run by the National STEM Learning Network and RCUK Bringing cutting edge research into the classroom.This Spring, you’ll find our high quality CPD in some more unusual and inspirational places.The Rothamsted Research Institute in Harpenden is home to one of the longest running experiments in modern science – the park grass...

Show your colleagues how much you care this Valentine’s Day

Are you lucky enough to have an amazing colleague? Perhaps they inspire you with their subject knowledge, or have fantastic ideas on innovative activities in the classroom.This Valentine’s Day, take the time to show how much they inspire you by nominating them for the 2017 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards.This year, for the first time, you can nominate...

Encouraging active learning in secondary mathematics

The National STEM Learning Network is pleased to announce a new hands-on residential CPD activity exploring manipulatives and how they can be used to enhance understanding in secondary mathematics.During the course, you will discover ways to encourage active learning in mathematics through the use of manipulatives such as counters, interlocking...

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