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Embedding employability skills and engaging students in STEM

How can we better integrate employability skills into science teaching? Sarah Longshaw, our Lead at the Cheshire & The Wirral Science Learning Partnership (SLP), looks at how one school in their area got Year 9 and 10 students enthusiastic to explore STEM careers.

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Trainee teacher? We are here to help

We recognise that it is a very challenging time for trainee teachers. You should be consolidating your skills and knowledge this term in a school environment, but instead you may be feeling under-equipped to start teaching in September.

At STEM Learning, we are determined to support you to develop your subject knowledge...

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Simple STEM activities to do at home: making Jelly

Making jelly is a fun and easy way of identifying solids and liquids and exploring how things dissolve.

We separated the cubes of jelly and added them to a large bowl. Using a measuring jug we mixed one half warm water and the other half with cold water, we then waited for the jelly to dissolve.

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

“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...

Remote lessons available to support with home teaching

ScienceWe have designed a range of remote lessons across all the key stages and science subjects covering a range of topics, including evolution, forces and the human body. Created and recorded by subject experts, these lessons can be accessed at any time of day, making it easy to fit into your home learning schedule.We understand that learning...

It’s time to get up, move our bodies, and train like an astronaut!

We’re really excited to announce that families, not just school groups, can now join the ongoing Walk to the Moon Challenge and complete Mission X activities to earn points and help our mascots, Luna and Leo, walk to the moon.We have created fun, easy, space-themed activities for all Train like an Astronaut Challenges, where anyone can participate...

Free resources for home learning, in-school education and family activities

STEM Learning offers a range of open-access science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) resources for teachers, parents and carers to support both home and in-school learning: www.stem.org.uk/home-learningEducation staff across the UK are pulling out all the stops to continue to provide learning opportunities to children and young...

School Astronomy Club names one of Jupiter's new moon

Lanivet School’s Astronomy Club, run by STEM Ambassadors Emma Hugo and Carol Miller, has won a contest to name one of Jupiter’s newly discovered Moons.In July 2018, astronomers announced the discovery of 12 new moons of Jupiter, bringing the total number to 79, more than any other planet in the Solar System. To offer the public a chance to get...

120 students: one microscope

Imagine teaching science to a class of 120 students and only having one microscope for them all to share. That is often the reality for Peter Tabichi, science teacher and winner of the 2019 Global Teacher Prize who visited the National STEM Learning Centre in York. Peter teaches at Keriko Mixed Day Secondary School in Pwani Village, situated...

New competition seeks stories celebrating the magic of UK nature

The UK’s most ambitious conservation project is asking the public to grab their cameras and share the nature that lives around them.The Back from the Brink Film and Photography Competition is seeking entries from across the UK to tell the story of the nation’s wildlife and environments. From rock pools to ponds, balconies to back gardens, fields...

New partnership launched to drive uptake of STEM careers

A new partnership, the STEM Accord, has been established to provide coordinated actions to inspire more young people and particularly girls to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.The STEM Accord has been created by WISE, the ERA Foundation, STEM Learning, Design and Technology Association (DATA) and the...

Book your place at the ASE National Technician’s Conference North

The ASE National Technician’s Conference North will be taking place on 5 July 2019 at the National STEM Learning Centre in York.This one day conference will consist of hands-on sessions and workshops, alongside an exclusive exhibition.With sessions on STEM Club activities, effective performance management and tips for non-specialists, there are...

Great Science Share for Schools 2019!

Take part in this national campaign that encourages young people to share their scientific questions and investigations, bringing together schools, STEM educators and industry to support them!It’s free and easy – all you need to do is create an opportunity for young people to share their curiosity about science they care about.How? A Great Science...

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