It's time to introduce STEM Ambassadors to computing teachers.

STEM Ambassadors and computing education – a marriage made in heaven?

STEM Ambassadors… meet computing teachers

Computing teachers have worked extremely hard to make a success of the new computing curriculum, despite only a small minority actually possessing a degree in a related field. Few have worked in industry and many have committed significant amounts of their own time to upskilling, ready to support the...

A way of assessing progress in design and technology

Bradfield School design and technology department have spent the past four years working on a new way of assessing their students, using their very own GAP (good, assessment, progress) journal.

Every student in Years 7, 8 and 9 receives a GAP journal at the beginning of the year in their design and technology lessons....

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Put your practical skills to the test

Science demonstrations can be used in lots of different ways, whether it’s because you want to focus on a particular aspect of a practical, it might be a practical that’s unsafe for students to do or you’re modelling a practical for students to do it themselves.

Generally though, a demonstration will be...

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Planning to teach computer aided design to your students?

If you are looking for some ideas to get your lower key stage 3 students working in computer aided design (CAD), why not take a look at Project Ignite?  Project Ignite is a collection of hands-on projects, lesson plans and resources, that bring together computer 3D modelling and circuit design.The 3D modelling element of the projects is...

Engineering photography competition for students

What do your students think that engineering looks like?Engineering is shaping the world around us and improving the quality of our everyday lives. Traditional images of engineering and engineers have focused on hard hats and dirty overalls – the IET has launched a competition that is looking to change that image.The IET International Engineering...

Congratulations to the winners of the CISCO Little Big Awards!

Last week was the final of the CISCO Little Big Awards, where schools from around the country came together to show off their ingenious designs that involve the Internet of Things and improve the way we live our lives.The finalists were selected from regional heats across the UK and they came together at the CISCO office in Heathrow to give a five...

Meet the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge winners

Last week the final of the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge took place at the Science Museum in London.The competition asked teams of students to use their creativity to design an efficient solution to real-world challenges. It was fantastic to see the inspiring creations the students came up with and a pleasure to watch them present their ideas.BP have...

Bredon Hill Academy wins BP Ultimate STEM Challenge

On 13 March 2017, three students from Bredon Hill Academy in Evesham, Worcestershire, won the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge at an event at the Science Museum in London.The three girls – Amelie, Cathryn and Hattie – were praised by the judges for the way they took inspiration from flying animals to find solutions to an engineering design challenge.The...

Awards and activities to promote food science

Written by Julie MessengerIf you are looking to increase your student’s food science investigation skills, why not take a look at doing a CREST Award?The British Science Association’s Creativity in Science and Technology (CREST) Awards provide resources and easy to pick up activities, suitable for both the curriculum and extra-curricular clubs....

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,...

12 teams have reached the final of the BP Ultimate STEM Challenge

Aimed at secondary school students yet to make their GCSE choices, the Ultimate STEM Challenge builds on the success of the BP Ultimate Field Trip, which has engaged nearly 3,000 UK STEM university students in the past five years, and lays the foundations for younger students considering studying STEM subjects before making their GCSE subject...

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...

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