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Fixperts: teach your students to design for impact

We’re experiencing a global revolution in how things are made. It includes everything from new digital technologies like 3D printing, to internet-based tools for design collaboration, distribution, and improvement. It’s influencing where we get our ideas and how we choose to make them real. 

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Festive fractal tree

Festive fractals: bringing Christmas into the maths classroom

Santa is 7. A turkey is 11. What is the value of a Christmas cracker?

After a long-term, it’s that time of year again when students begin to ask “Can we do something Christmassy this lesson?”

With the final autumn term assessments out of the way, it might be time to plan a Christmas-themed lesson - but what to do? In...

Trailblazer Apprenticeships

An insight into Trailblazer Apprenticeships

Trailblazer Apprenticeships are the new standards which are designed in collaboration with groups of employers; they are all about on-the-job training which really meets the needs of the particular occupation.

David Swinscoe, the Director of the Centre for Applied Sciences at City and Islington College,...

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STEM Learning magazines

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

Great British Science Club: how will you be celebrating?

As part of the British Science Association’s celebration of 30 years of CREST Awards, Great British Science Club will be taking place on Wednesday 5 July 2017.Schools across the UK are invited to take part. There will be lots of events and activities happening all around the country on this day and in the week running up to it.Whether you would...

Want to win Lego?

To celebrate the start of the second year of the Polar Explorer Programme, we are giving away this LEGO ‘Ocean Explorer’.Open to anyone, not just schools, simply tell us which of our Polar Explorer resources is your favourite and email it to polarcompetition@stem.org.uk and you could be in with a chance of winning a brand new...

The ‘M’ in STEM

Our mathematics specialist Michael Anderson is waving the flag for the ‘M’ (mathematics) in STEM. In his latest article which featured in SecEd, Michael discusses the role of mathematics in STEM and the significant overlaps there are between the STEM subjects. He talks about what this means for schools and the renewed importance of cross-curricula...

Ultimate STEM Challenge is back! Can your students help build a more sustainable future?

BP’s Ultimate STEM Challenge is back for 2017! In partnership with the Science Museum and STEM Learning, BP is inviting UK students aged 11 to 14 to use their STEM skills to help reduce our impact on the environment and create a more sustainable future.With the world demand for natural resources ever increasing and global warming one of today’s...

Are you ready for the new STEM Ambassadors digital platform?

Over the last few months STEM Learning has been developing a new digital platform to increase the impact, reach and sustainability of the STEM Ambassadors programme.STEM Ambassadors are volunteers who get involved in activities designed to excited young people about STEM subjects and encourage them to consider STEM careers and pathways. Over 30,...

Check out the Design and Technology Association’s Summer School 2017

The annual Design and Technology Association’s Summer School takes place on 6 and 7 July 2017 at De Montfort University’s new state of the art campus in Leicester.The summer school provides the opportunity for all those involved in design and technology education to come together, listen, observe, and take part in workshops and discussions about...

BP boosts support for primary science teaching with Science Explorers

BP is boosting support for science teaching in primary schools with the launch of Science Explorers, a brand new collection of free, curriculum-linked science learning materials, including an app for primary school pupils aged 5 to 11.Science Explorers is specially designed for use by teachers who are not science specialists and takes a fun,...

Opportunity for UK primary schools to boost attainment in STEM subjects

We now have spaces for 200 primary schools to join an exciting free programme - the Polar Explorer Programme.Primary schools across the UK, who are keen to raise aspirations and attainment in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in their school, are invited to apply for the Polar Explorer Programme – a £1m government funded...

Underground Mathematics Teacher Conference: delve deeper into the new mathematics A level

If you have previously attended Underground Mathematics professional development sessions, then this is the conference for you!This free one day CPD conference will help you to get the most out of Underground Mathematics as you prepare to teach the new A level. Taking place on 12 July 2017 at the National STEM Learning Centre, this conference...

Tell us what you think about STEM Learning's online and physical resources

We are conducting some research to establish how effective STEM Learning’s physical and online resource collections, as well as the online community groups, are for those that use them. If you have ever used our online resources, visited our physical resource library in York or engaged with our online community groups, we would be...

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