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STEM Ambassadors: engaging students with careers in design and technology

STEM Ambassadors are an important and exciting free-of-charge resource for teachers and others engaging with young people in and outside of the classroom. They offer their time and enthusiasm to help bring STEM subjects to life and demonstrate their value in life and careers.

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Mathematics

Get the support you need to teach the new A level mathematics curriculum

This September, hot on the heels of the new GCSE, changes to the mathematics A level specifications will come in to effect.

In the new A level, all students are required to study Pure mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics. In addition, three overarching themes of Mathematical Argument and Proof, Problem...

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Algorithms + data structures = programs

Are we focusing more on algorithms and forgetting about data structure when writing computer programs? The fact is programming revolves around data either by processing data, storing or retrieving data and more innovative algorithms have been created by organising data efficiently which results in improved...

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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...

Boaty McBoatface to go on its first Antarctic mission

The small yellow submarine, Boaty McBoatface, is being sent on its first Antarctic mission this week.The mission will investigate water flow and turbulence in the depths of the Orkney Passage, a 3.5km deep region of the Southern Ocean. The data it collects will help scientists understand how the ocean is responding to global warming.Boaty will...

Celebrate National Careers Week with new STEM careers profiles from BT STEM Crew

To celebrate National Careers Week, BT STEM Crew has launched its latest offering of free careers profiles.BT STEM Crew is provided by the 1851 Trust, official charity of Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup sailing team Land Rover BAR. The 1851 Trust aims to harness the excitement surrounding Land Rover BAR as a way to inspire a future generation,...

Schools show flair and imagination connecting the unconnected

Tiffin Girls win regional CISCO Little Big Awards and move forward to the national finals on 16 March 2017.Last month, 3 February 2017, four schools successfully reached the CISCO Little Big Awards regional finals held at The Crystal. Cisco invited pupils across the country to take part in the Little BIG Awards to explore how life...

Bringing Demo Day 2017 into the classroom

British Science Week is a fantastic opportunity to engage students of all ages with science, technology, engineering and mathematics.This year’s British Science Week is taking place on 10-19 March 2017. Every year during British Science Week, Demo Day takes place and aims to inspire school teachers and technicians to explore new concepts, provoke...

The importance of asking the right questions at the right time

Dylan Wiliam, lead educator on our Assessment for learning in STEM teaching online CPD, gives us an insight into how asking the right questions at the right time make a big difference in the classroom.You’ll probably be familiar with asking one or two of your students questions to see whether the whole class has understood a topic or not, when...

York MP visits local apprentices as part of National Apprenticeship Week

To celebrate the tenth annual National Apprenticeship Week Julian Sturdy, MP for Outer York, visited apprentices working in his constituency, at the National STEM Learning Centre in York.National Apprenticeship Week recognises the positive impact that apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses and the wider economy. This year’s National...

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....

ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: last chance to apply

Don’t miss your chance to raise your profile with the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards.For the first time, the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards are open to teachers, technicians, schools and colleges who participate in CPD across the National STEM Learning Network.Have you or a colleague undertaken CPD through the National STEM Learning Network this year?...

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...

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