A brief guide to mathematics in A level science

A brief guide to mathematics in A level science

Meeting the demands of A level science can be a challenge for students. Here at STEM Learning, we're supporting teachers of science to help ensure that the mathematical content found in the Key Stage 5 science curriculum is not a barrier to student progress.

Since 2015, 40% of physics, 20% of chemistry and 10% of biology A-level...

Rosalind Franklin - superhero with x-ray eyes

Rosalind Elsie Franklin, a STEM role model before STEM was even spoken about, continues to inspire a new generation of young people, having been immortalised on a 50p coin.

When we think of Notting Hill, West London, most would name the famous carnival, or the Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts romcom. Few would mention the...

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...

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Nuffield Research Placements to be delivered by STEM Learning in partnership with the Nuffield Foundation

Nuffield Research Placements give young people from disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity to gain STEM skills and confidence by undertaking active research projects in their summer holidays. The Nuffield Foundation developed this flagship programme over the last 24 years, and an independent evaluation has shown a range of benefits for students...

How we continue to learn after lockdown and into 2021

Remote home learning, business collaborations through Project ENTHUSE, and how STEM Ambassadors are engaging young people living with disadvantage, were all key points of a thought-provoking and animated discussion at our online business breakfast event in September: ‘Emerging from Lockdown – how can we continue to support our schools’.More than...

Accredited professional development pathways for teachers

As part of our support for teachers at every stage of their career, we have launched accredited professional development pathways to guide you through our programme of support.Ideal for early career teachers and those who are in a leadership role, these pathways are designed to give you the knowledge and confidence to teach science effectively in...

STEM Learning presents: exploding rainbows!

Bring some colour into your science home learning by creating an exploding rainbow!In our newest home learning video, science teacher and STEM Ambassador Leonie Briggs presents a step-by-step guide to making an exploding rainbow (safely), using everyday household items that cause a chemical reaction.All that’s needed for this easy and enjoyable...

“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...

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