Primary engineering

Bringing engineering into the primary classroom

There is definitely a buzz around Rode Heath at the moment and I can’t help feel that it has something to do with our engineering project…

One of the most important ways of engaging children in their learning, is to make it fun and purposeful. At Rode Heath, we are achieving that through our Think Like...

School experiment

A day like no other: filming science demonstrations with Professor Brian Cox

Looking back on my experience regarding teaching science with Professor Brian Cox, I questioned myself about how it all started.

What seems like a long time ago now, the Royal Society contacted me, as science leader of Britannia Village Primary School, about the chance to teach a science lesson with one...

Practical skills

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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A season of celebration

Following an incredibly successful ENTHUSE Celebration Award ceremony in Northern Ireland, we are holding further heats across the UK.The ENTHUSE Celebration Awards celebrate the impact of CPD on teachers and technicians, their schools and colleges - and ultimately - their students. London and the South East of EnglandToday, nominees...

Primary teachers – get inspired

This summer, STEM Learning has a whole host of exciting and engaging summer schools and conferences taking place.Whether you are looking for support with STEM Clubs, ways of linking space into the curriculum or simply looking for new inspiration for your lessons, we have something for you.What’s coming up? Primary conferences on your...

Save the Children’s Den Day returns for 2017

Save the Children’s Den Day, an educational interactive fundraising event for schools, is returning for a third year on Friday 16 June 2017.Den Day calls on schools to join in with a creative, fun adventure as pupils build dens together and raise money to ensure children have a safe place to sleep and play. In 2016, 600,000 children signed up to...

The British Science Association would like your feedback

The CREST Awards scheme is the British Science Association’s (BSA) flagship programme for young people, providing science enrichment activities to inspire and engage 5 to 19 year olds.It is the only nationally recognised accreditation scheme for project work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects.CREST gives students the...

Premier League launches Premier League Primary Stars

The Premier League has launched its most ambitious community programme to date, Premier League Primary Stars, with the aim of supporting 10,000 primary schools in England and Wales by 2019.The programme was developed alongside industry experts Edcoms, the PSHE Association and National Literacy Trust.There are free downloadable resources available...

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...

Royal Society launches primary school science experiments videos with Professor Brian Cox

The Royal Society has joined forces with Professor Brian Cox, the Society’s Professor of Public Engagement, to help primary school teachers across the UK to introduce creative experimental science lessons into their classrooms.A set of six videos and written resources – Brian Cox School Experiments – aimed at key stage 2 students (age 7-11 years)...

Architecture in Schools 2017 has launched

Architecture in Schools is a pioneering education programme for primary schools in London.Pupils from Years 4, 5 and 6 will be partnered with architects, engineers and designers as part of Open-City’s annual architecture programme.Children will visit key London buildings, take part in creative classroom workshops, develop their design project...

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...

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