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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The Wellcome Trust launch primary school version of Questions for Governors

The Wellcome Trust are thrilled to inform that this month saw the launch of the new primary school version of the Questions for Governors website. This release comes hoping that their free online resource will prove helpful and informative for those that use it as well as easy to navigate. The questions found within the framework can help...

Join Rising Stars and the National Science Learning Centre for free online science CPD

The National Science Learning Centre, along with Rising Stars, are hosting a free online CPD webinar on Wednesday 4 November. This webinar will explain what ‘working scientifically’ means in the new curriculum and will provide practical activities to support you in the classroom. All attendees of the webinar will receive a CPD certificate of...

The Royal Institution has opened a mathematics grant scheme for UK schools

Grant scheme for enriching mathematics teaching now open!The Royal Institution and the Clothworkers’ Foundation are offering UK schools grants of up to £500 to host a show, talk, workshop, challenge or other mathematics activity to supplement their students' classroom activities. Grants of up to £500 are being offered to eligible state-funded...

News roundup from National Science Learning Network and the National STEM Centre | Autumn 2015

Now we are into the Autumn school term, we can look back on a busy and productive summer period for the National Science Learning Network, the National STEM Centre and Project ENTHUSE. Our recent impact report was very well-received and shows how the work we have done over the past ten years, supported by our valuable network of government...

October's free Physics CPD from the Stimulating Physics Network

The Institute of Physics and the National Science Learning Network work in partnership to run a support network for teachers and pupils of physics. We're known as the Stimulating Physics Network. As we’re funded by the Department of Education, our workshops are run at no cost to schools or participants.  Find a workshop near you in...

Free online CPD

The National Science Learning Network has high quality, free, online professional development delivered by world-leading experts. We have supported nearly 10,000 UK teachers so far in 2014/15.Register your interest now:Managing Behaviour for LearningTransform your classroom by making small shifts in your own behaviour. Paul Dix, a leading voice in...

BLOODHOUND SSC World Debut

The BLOODHOUND Supersonic Car will make its World Debut this weekend at Canary Wharf, which will include an amazing display of engineering, driving simulators and support vehicles on show. It is a two-day free public event taking place on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 September. The 135,000 thrust hp land speed racer will be presented in record...

National Science Learning Network receives prominent mention in TES

Last week, at a high profile forum at the Wellcome Trust in London, the National Science Learning Network revealed its Impact report on ten years of supporting teachers.The new report outlines five key lessons that the Network has learned from a decade of supporting STEM teachers, and summarises evaluative evidence of the impact of the...

BBC micro:bit and the National STEM Centre

The BBC micro:bit is the biggest BBC Education project in 30 years, and the National STEM Centre is a key educational partner. Throughout the BBC Make it Digital season we’ll be supporting teachers to make the most of this unique opportunity, which climaxes with the delivery of one million micro:bit programmable devices to 11 and 12 year...

New initiative for teacher development triples in size

A further 10 schools have been awarded the status of SPN Link School with Adviser – providing the opportunity for these schools to lead on the professional development for teachers of physics in schools across their areas. The 10 schools, located in Hull, Cheshire, Nottinghamshire, Birmingham, Wiltshire, Kent, East Sussex, Hampshire and Devon...

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