Inspiring teenagers to pursue maths further

‘What’s the point of Pythagoras Miss?  He’s been dead for more than 2000 years!’ It’s the sort of question that every teacher dreads, though teenagers have every right to ask it. 

The answer: ‘Because it will help you get a good grade in GCSE’ might be true, but it’s not a response likely...

Jane Winter, course facilitator

Introduction to assessment for learning: process over product

Jane Winter and Yeasmin Mortuza are our experienced mentors for our free online courses on Assessment for Learning. Here, they share a highlight from the course discussions, captured as part of their course video diary.

Yeasmin and I have been enjoying working with participants on STEM Learning's...

Students from Wimbledon High at the BP STEM festival

The Engineering Education Scheme: the benefits of volunteering as a mentor

Brogan MacDonald is a Graduate Structural Engineer at Ramboll who has recently completed a six-month-long STEM Ambassador activity. She discusses the benefits of long-term STEM engagement and how mentoring has developed her personally and professionally.  

As a STEM Ambassador, it is certainly...

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Get ready for Tomorrow’s Engineers Week with free projects and resources!

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week takes place from 5-9 November 2018. The purpose of this week is to change perceptions among young people and inspire them with future careers in engineering.As this is the Year of Engineering, there’s no better time to get involved in Tomorrow’s Engineers Week where they would like young, budding engineers to focus on...

From the Caribbean to a classroom near you

To inspire a love for science and biology, Coral Live is bringing the wonders of corals to students between 29 October - 9 November across the UK through a series of unique live broadcasts for ages 7 to 16 streaming from the Caribbean.Coral Live is a wonderful opportunity for students to engage in science as they explore this fascinating marine...

Design your own drone with Airgineers and STEM Learning

STEM Learning and Airgineers are working together to bring drones into the design and technology classroom!Airgineers is a STEM challenge for secondary school-aged students that combines computer aided design (CAD), 3D printing and iterative design to create a student-designed microdrone.The miniature flying machine has a small camera mounted on...

Congratulations to the shortlisted nominees of the STEM Inspiration Awards

The STEM Inspiration Awards celebration event will be held in the House of Lords on 1 November 2018.Our judges have had the tough job of going through all the amazing applications you’ve sent in and whittling them down to just a handful of shortlisted nominees. We had a fantastic number of applications come through and it’s been wonderful to see...

Celebrate Biology Week with BioArtAttack

BioArtAttack is an opportunity to combine art with biology by creating a piece of artwork to convey a biological concept, recreate a scientific scene or any part of the living world.Run by the Royal Society of Biology, the competition is open to anyone, and can be entered as an individual or group entry, for example, a group of friends, classmates...

National Engineering Competition now open for entries

The National Engineering Competition aims to show young people how engineering can make a real difference to people and the planet.Working individually or in a team of up to six, girls aged 11-18 are invited to create a project that solves the challenges of the 21st century.This could be an original solution designed from scratch or a project...

Special tenth edition magazine out now!

A new term means a new STEM Learning magazine landing in primary and secondary schools, and you won’t want to miss our landmark tenth special edition.Packed full of engaging, useful information about what’s new in the world of STEM education, keep an eye out for your school’s copy for articles, interviews and resources with insight from our...

Royal Institution grant scheme for enriching maths teaching now open

The Royal Institution (Ri) is offering UK state schools, academies and colleges grants of up to £500 to host a maths enrichment and enhancement activity for their teachers and students.Funded by the Clothworkers’ Foundation, the scheme is designed to integrate maths-related activities (such as shows, talks and workshops) into school practice and...

UK-wide assembly set to showcase engineers on a mission

Returning for the sixth year, Tomorrow’s Engineers Week takes place from 5-9 November 2018 and aims to change perceptions of engineering among young people, their parents and teachers.This year’s plans include the first Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Big Assembly, which offers schools across the UK the chance to take part in the same assembly at the...

STEM Learning and Fixperts: bringing inclusive design to life

STEM Learning has agreed a new partnership with UK award-winning learning programme, Fixperts, to deliver face-to-face training for design and technology teachers across England.Inclusive design thinking with Fixperts is a one-day, face-to-face training event that will immerse you in the principles of human-centred design, and equip you with take-...

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