Summer of STEM launches

STEM Learning’s Enrichment Lead Tom Lyons introduces our Summer of STEM activities to engage, entertain and educate young people over the summer holidays.

As I write this, my two daughters are finishing their last week of school…at home, in their bedrooms. They’ve worked hard with their home learning, and so have their...

Inspiring Young People in STEM: Feedback Tools

Confidence in communication

When first stepping into a classroom, one of the biggest worries for STEM Ambassadors is “Will these young people enjoy the activity or just switch off? Will they understand what I’m telling them?” Nabih Asif, from our London STEM Ambassador Hub reflects on how you can improve your confidence in...

Smoothing secondary school transition in STEM

All Year 7 teachers know that new cohorts arrive from primary school with varying levels of knowledge, skills and confidence. These variations are compounded by multiple feeder schools all having different approaches.

 

How can this be managed at the point of transition, so all students make progress, not...

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Starters for Science

When the primary team at STEM Learning first heard that schools were having to close to the majority of pupils, we put our heads together and thought, what will schools and parents find useful for home learning? We decided to produce something that was easy to resource, easy to explain and something that children could mainly do on their own. We...

Kicking off Summer of STEM Week 3

Make up a dance routine, design your own sports kit and tell us how you’d improve the features of a bicycle! It’s week 3 of Summer of STEM and the focus is on sport and keeping active.Summer of STEM offers themed activities for the summer, for families with children from primary up to 14 years of age. This week, from Monday 17th August,...

Linking curriculum learning to STEM careers online course

This was my first experience of being a course mentor for STEM Learning online CPD and I found it a rewarding experience. Learners followed this course during a unique time in education, with schools around the world closed because of the Coronavirus pandemic and teachers having to adapt quickly to working online with their students.For some...

Blast off with Week 2 of Summer of STEM

Explore missions to Mars, make your own (edible) meteorites, and build a lunar lander as part of our space-themed Week 2 of Summer of STEM.Planetary scientist Suzie Imber is helping to launch (pun intended) the theme of space for Week 2, which begins on 3 August. We’re getting a headstart to include NASA’s launch of the Perseverance Rover to Mars...

Attracting more young people in to STEM education and careers

STEM Learning is currently planning its third virtual business breakfast exploring how we can attract more young people into STEM.The focus will be on improving diversity and inclusion in STEM education and careers. It will be an opportunity to explore how widening participation to include all young people, regardless of background, is...

Vertex Foundation boosts STEM education for UK students

Building on the Vertex Foundation’s long-standing commitment to STEM education around the globe, it has generously donated £100,000 to the ENTHUSE Charitable Trust, STEM Learning is delighted to announce.The donation will help ENTHUSE, a charitable trust which supports STEM Learning, to continue funding the continuing professional development (CPD...

Design a sustainable city competition

Human beings have transformed the world and thought up some wondrous inventions, but what will the future hold for the planet and the people who inhabit it? Can we use new technology and innovations to improve the quality of our lives as well as the world we live in? STEM Clubs Week 2020 - CompetitionAs part of STEM Clubs Week 2020, running...

Summer schools for newly and recently qualified teachers

We are excited to announce that we have launched a range of summer schools that will take place in August, designed specifically for new and recently qualified teachers or those who have little or no experience in teaching a particular subject.These will span all key stages and cover a range of topics, including creating an engaging science lesson...

“Spectacular” STEM Learning campaign wins award

The joint initiative to name the Polar research ship RRS Sir David Attenborough, involving STEM Learning, received the ‘Mark of Excellence’ Award at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Excellence online Awards 2020 in June.Working alongside the British Antarctic Survey and with funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), STEM...

Preparing for the wider opening of primary schools

During the coronavirus outbreak, schools and teachers have been serving a vital role of continuing to provide care for priority children, as well as supporting distance learning for young people at home.As you will be aware, from 1 June the Government will be asking primary schools to welcome back pupils in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6....

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