Thinking science

Thinking Science: provoking thought and generating discussion

Thinking Science is a stimulating set of philosophical questions that provoke critical thought about physics, chemistry, biology and working scientifically.

Below is an example of the kind of question created by the Department of Philosophy at the University of Bristol, where I first came across Thinking...

STEM Insight participant, John Dyer at Wellcome

A Wellcome Insight into STEM careers

As a biology teacher, there are few more exciting opportunities than spending a week on placement at biomedical research organisations, Wellcome Trust and the Crick Institute. We went with an aim to find out more about the range of STEM careers in large science organisations, and for both of us as teachers at Liverpool Life...

computing in schools

Preparing young people for the jobs of tomorrow

Prior to joining STEM Learning, I have always taken an interest in the developing the skills of young people for potential recruiters and making sure that they are equipped with the tools and knowledge to be able to adapt and remain employed. 

As a parent, it’s important to me to be able to guide my...

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Winners of the 2018 STEM Inspiration Awards announced!

Our prestigious event at the House of Lords on 1 November announced the winners of the STEM Inspiration Awards 2018.The STEM Inspiration Awards celebrate the fantastic work done by individuals and organisations who inspire young people in STEM subjects. Awards were presented in eight categories that recognise everything from STEM Ambassadors and...

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...

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