STEM competitions and challenges

How to introduce STEM competitions into design and technology

STEM competitions provide a huge opportunity for teachers and technicians to engage and enthuse students. They are fun, help students to cement new friendships, develop their CV experience and their ability to problem solve real-life challenges.

The benefits are not just limited to students - as a teacher, you can trial...

Directed numbers - example using number four

A guide to adding and subtracting directed numbers

The Adding and subtracting directed numbers resource is a concept development lesson from the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service. The resource has a strong focus on developing conceptual understanding.

The lesson develops a model for addition and subtraction of directed numbers by using positive and negative ‘...

Design and technology support

Kickstart the autumn term with design and technology support from STEM Learning

Never has a design and technology department been so diverse. One day you are teaching students how to design digitally for 3D printing, the next you might be solving a maths problem or explaining the science behind a technical textile. This can all feel like a bit of a whirlwind at the start of a new term, don’t panic – we’re...

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STEM Learning magazines

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

Let Teachers SHINE: £15,000 grants available to help your students

SHINE’s Let Teachers SHINE competition is offering up to £15,000 to teachers who have brilliant ideas to help disadvantaged children succeed in English, maths or science.If you’re a creative, passionate teacher who has an exciting new idea that will really make a difference, then the Let Teachers SHINE competition for you.Open to any qualified,...

New CBeebies series launched to engage pre-schoolers with STEAM

Bitz & Bob is a new CBeebies series for pre-schoolers. It follows the adventures of eight-year-old Bitz, her younger brother Bob and their toy friends as they use everything they find to create magical worlds where their toys and creations come to life.The show combines amazing adventures with key principles of STEAM (science, technology,...

Ultimate STEM Challenge finalists announced

Twelve teams of students from UK schools have been announced as finalists of the BP Ultimate Challenge, set to be held at the Science Museum in London on Monday 12 March 2018.The national competition, launched in partnership with STEM Learning in June 2017, challenges UK students aged 11-14 to put their science, technology, engineering and maths (...

Join the UK’s biggest celebration of science

British Science Week takes place from 9-18 March 2018 and is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.Whether you’re planning an activity of your own, or participating in pre-existing events, anyone can get involved with British Science Week.Find out how we can support youThere are plenty of ways that STEM Learning...

Get ready for National Careers Week 2018

National Careers Week takes place between 5-9 March 2018 and aims to raise awareness of the importance of good careers education in schools and colleges.At STEM Learning, we understand how essential it is to ensure that young people of all ages are aware of the variety of careers available to them.Get involved with National Careers WeekWhether you...

Success for STEM Clubs Week

STEM Clubs Week took place from 5-10 February and celebrated the creativity of STEM Clubs from across the UK.The week was packed full of fun, inspiration, and ideas. To support you in your STEM Club activities, we launched an engaging new support package which includes five new activity resources and a best practice handbook.We have been...

STEM Learning at BCME 2018

The BCME conference is back. Held every four years, the 2018 British Congress of Mathematics Education conference will take place in Warwick on 3-6 April 2018.STEM Learning will be in attendance, you will be able to find us in the exhibition area where we will be showcasing the range of support we offer for mathematics teachers, from thousands of...

Could you be a 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Award winner?

The ENTHUSE Celebration Awards are an annual celebration of schools, colleges, teachers and technicians. Could you be one of our 2018 winners?At STEM Learning, we believe in recognising those who invest in continuing professional development (CPD) - whether that’s as an organisation or as an individual.The ENTHUSE Celebration Awards are designed...

Get a free Internet of Things kit when you take part in the Little Big Futures!

You may have seen that we have recently launched a new set of resources for our Little Big Futures programme.These resources help your students work towards achieving a CREST Discovery award which will be funded by Cisco.We love to see how schools are getting on with these resources and what creative solutions students are coming up with. So we’ll...

Royal Society Partnership Grants open for applications

Do you have a great idea for bringing research alive in school?Grants of up to £3,000 are available to enable students aged 5-18 to carry out projects in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing and data science.Open to any primary or secondary school in the UK, successful projects will:deliver a better understanding of the latest...

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