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...

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

CERN plans to build an even larger hadron collider

CERN has recently published its ideas for a £20bn successor to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), given the working name of Future Circular Collider (FCC).The Geneva based particle physics research centre is proposing to dig a new tunnel under CERN with a 100km ring that is almost ten times more powerful than the LHC, hunting for new sub-atomic...

Get to grips with the quantitative demands of your subject

The Advanced Mathematics Support Programme (AMSP) is running an exciting new conference designed to help teachers get to grips with the quantitative demands of their subjects. Delivered in collaboration with the Royal Geographical Society, 'Improving Quantitative Skills at A level' is a one-day professional development conference which focuses on...

STEM Learning spring term magazines land this week

The new year arrives with a new edition of the STEM Learning magazine for both primary and secondary schools.Keep an eye out in your schools this week for the new editions full of insightful articles, practical resources and upcoming CPD for your summer term. In the primary edition we’ve got advice on how to celebrate British Science...

2019 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards open for nominations

The ENTHUSE Celebration Awards recognise teachers, technicians, support staff, ENTHUSE Partnerships and schools and colleges who have shown commitment to continuing professional development (CPD), which in turn, has improved young people’s achievements and progression in STEM.At STEM Learning, we believe in recognising those who are dedicated to...

Government staff help the Year of Engineering legacy live on

As 2018, the Year of Engineering draws to a close, more than 30 staff from across government have helped ensure the legacy will live on by signing up to become STEM Ambassadors.The Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Transport (DfT) Prof Phil Blythe welcomed colleagues from DfT, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial...

The Smallpeice Trust releases new programme of courses for students

The Smallpeice Trust has recently released the first phase of their programme of full-board residential courses for 2019, available universities across the UK.Covering a variety of engineering topics including automotive engineering, aerospace engineering, nuclear marine engineering, girls into physics and 21st-century materials, The...

Polar Ambassador starts solo expedition to the South Pole

Jenny Davis, a British lawyer and ultra-endurance athlete is attempting a solo, unsupported and unassisted ski to the South Pole from the Antarctic coast.Jenny will receive no outside assistance during the attempt and will be hauling a 80kgs pulk carrying her tent, food and equipment. This is a journey of over 715 miles and Jenny is aiming to beat...

STEM Learning announces support from MedImmune

STEM Learning has announced that MedImmune, the global biologics R&D arm of AstraZeneca, will become the latest supporter to join our campaign to improve young people’s outcomes in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.MedImmune’s support will enable a group of schools and colleges close to its Cambridge R&D...

Network Rail STEM Ambassadors get a sneak peek at exciting new resources

STEM Ambassadors from Network Rail attended a practical and hands-on training day at the National STEM Learning Centre on 22 November 2018.This training is the first of its kind, developed following an exciting new partnership between STEM Learning and Network Rail. As part of this partnership, we are developing a whole new set of resources for...

The Government’s Industrial Strategy one year on: successfully bringing industry and education together

This week marks the first anniversary of the Government’s Industrial Strategy, launched to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the UK.As the demand for STEM skills in the UK has reached a critical point, business and education must work together to support Government by investing in the workforce of the future: raising...

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