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...

Digital degree apprentices

Digital degree apprentices, the story so far: whim or wonder?

Last month, at IBM’s Southbank offices, the Matthew Hancock, Minister of State for Digital and Culture attended the celebration of the first year of digital degree apprenticeships, supported through the Tech Partnerships. 

The Minister of State noted that digital industries contribute over £100bn to...

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Teaching sentence structure? Try making your own grammar video!

Whether you are a budding Steven Spielberg, or a complete beginner with the camera, sentence filming is a great way of using film for teaching grammar in an engaging way.The concept?Choose which aspect of grammar you are going to work on, for example relative clauses, create your sentence and draw its meaning in two frames (I.e. create a...

Improving careers provision in schools – what, why and how?

Careers awareness is an essential part of a young person’s education, yet a recent report has found that more needs to be done by the Government to improve their careers strategy and provision.This warning comes after the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants said that eight out of ten British school leavers “lacked essential business...

ESA Astronaut Tim Peake becomes first honorary STEM Ambassador

In recognition of Tim Peake’s outstanding contribution to raising the profile of STEM subjects amongst young people in the United Kingdom, the STEM Ambassadors Programme is making him the UK’s first honorary STEM Ambassador.Yvonne Baker, Chief Executive of STEM Learning, which delivers the UK-wide STEM Ambassadors programme on behalf of the...

Achieving the eSafety Mark at your school

eSafety, also referred to as internet safety, aims to ensure that everyone who uses technology does so in a safe and responsible way. Now that the online world is becoming increasingly inhabited by children, appropriate eSafety is a requirement for all schools.With organisations such as Ofsted and the Department for Education (DfE) publishing...

Would you like to be in the next BBC series about teachers and their students?

Do you have experience of working with highly-able students from low-income backgrounds?If so, Blast! is looking for teachers to share their own experiences for a new BBC series exploring social mobility in the UK.The series will explore the reasons why a significant proportion of promising pupils from low-income backgrounds underperform at GCSE,...

Getting involved in British Science Week just got easier

British Science Week is a ten day celebration of all things science, technology, engineering and mathematics.Taking place on 10-19 March 2017, it is a great way to engage young people of all ages with STEM through a variety of activities and events taking place all around the UK.Getting involved in British Science Week just got easier, as the...

STEM across Europe: making it real

On 15 November 2016, the MARCH (MAking science Real in sCHools) project is hosting a one day international conference, bringing together educators and institutions from across Europe to look at the future of education.Taking place at the Geological Society in London, the daytime conference will include discussion sessions on best...

Draw someone who works in industry

The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC) is celebrating 20 years since the creation of the Children Challenging Industry Programme.This programme aims to increase the aspirations of school children to become the scientists and engineers of the future by challenging perceptions, improving teachers’ knowledge and by helping children to...

Sir Ben Ainslie launches digital education programme, BT STEM Crew

Ben Ainslie, Skipper and Team Principal of Land Rover BAR, launched BT STEM Crew – a new digital education programme for 11-16 year olds.The new programme was launched on 10 October 2016 at a live event hosted by the British Museum in London.BT STEM Crew uses Land Rover BAR’s quest to win the America’s Cup to show young people how versatile STEM...

The importance of food security and how it can be brought into the classroom

Food security exists when all people have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs for an active and healthy life.The term ‘food security’ is being used more frequently in recent years, with the Government putting greater emphasis on its importance.With an ever increasing population, it is...

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