Numbers

The hunt for perfect numbers

I was born on a Friday the thirteenth, so growing up my favourite number was 13. I found the fear of the number – known as Triskaidekaphobia – fascinating. In some cultures, such as in Hong Kong and Macau, thirteen is actually considered lucky. Either way, at a young age I was aware of the power that numbers can have.

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Future of farming

Robots, drones and GPS: the future of farming

Farming is becoming increasingly competitive. With a growing population, changing climates and labour shortages predicted, who will farmers turn to to help harvest their crops?

Robots and drones could be the answer and may play a part in revolutionising the farming industry.

A recent CPD activity gave teachers an...

Horbury Academy STEM Club

From aspiration to inspiration: our STEM Club journey

When a parent tells you they chose your school because of the STEM Club it makes all that hard work worthwhile! 

Our STEM journey started four and a half years ago. I got to school one morning and was asked if I could accompany a trip at short notice. They were going to a STEM fair – I had no idea that it was about...

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STEM Learning magazines

Our insightful magazines contain interviews, features, news, and tips on teaching and learning in STEM-related subjects.

New report outlines state of UK computing education

STEM Learning welcomes The Royal Society report, After the reboot: computing education in UK schools. The report looks at the changes that have taken place in recent years to the computing curriculum and the impact these have had.Computing skills and knowledge, along with other skills developed by studying STEM subjects (science, technology,...

The Big Spotacular: raising money for Children in Need

From 13-17 November 207, thousands of nurseries and schools will be wearing spotty fancy dress, selling spotty cakes and taking part in sponsored spotty challenges. This is all to raise money for BBC Children in Need, helping to change the lives of disadvantaged children from across the UK.Children will also participate in an exclusive fundraising...

Get involved with British Science Week 2018

British Science Week is an annual celebration of all things science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Running from 9-18 March 2018, thousands of activities will be taking place across the UK for people of all ages.To make it even easier for you to get involved, the British Science Association has a number of grant schemes to support you in...

Cisco Little Big Futures: win an Internet of Things Explorer Kit

To celebrate the launch of Cisco’s Little Big Futures, we’re giving you the chance to win one of these Internet of Things Explorer Kits.To get involved, all you need to do is tweet a photo of you, your colleagues or your students working on any of the Little Big Futures one hour resources. Make sure to use the hashtag #LittleBigFutures in your...

Be recognised for your impact: Kavli Education Medal

The Kavli Education Medal is awarded by the Royal Society to an individual who has made a significant impact on science or mathematics education within the UK.Awarded every two years, the recipient will be called upon to deliver a lecture at a specialist scientific or educational meeting or for the general public.The next round of nominations will...

Get involved with Tomorrow’s Engineers Week

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week is designed to help address the fact that 186,000 people with engineering skills will be needed annually through to 2024.This year’s programme will show how engineers are on a mission to make the world a better place. Taking place from 6-10 November 2017, there are plenty of ways you can get involved and play a part in...

Ultimate STEM lesson for Ultimate STEM Challenge winners

Broadcaster and documentarian Reggie Yates joined students of Bredon Hill Academy in Worcestershire recently for the Ultimate STEM Lesson.The special one-off lesson was the students’ prize for winning this year’s Ultimate STEM Challenge competition, a national school science competition from the BP Educational Service, with the final held in March...

The Big Bang Fair 2018: bringing STEM to life

The Big Bang Fair offers a world of inspiration for young people and brings learning to life.Taking place from 14-17 March 2018 at the NEC in Birmingham, visitors are spoilt for choice with hands-on activities and a range of stage shows.This fair provides a fantastic opportunity for young people to see STEM brought to life in an unexpected way and...

Register your interest to get Quantum Ambassadors to work with your students

We’re currently developing an exciting new project to get your A level students involved with quantum physics.It is a free project that aims to get Quantum Ambassadors, researchers in the field of quantum physics, into your classroom to bring cutting-edge physics and technology to life. Perfect for A level or equivalent students of physics or...

The Little Big Futures has launched!

Cisco and STEM Learning have relaunched the Little Big Awards for 2017 which has now been renamed to the Little Big Futures.The Internet of Things is about connecting everyday objects to send, receive and process data to solve real-world issues. The Little Big Futures programme is aimed at students aged 11-14 and has a collection of five one-...

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