Nicola Connor receiving an ENTHUSE Celebration Award in 2018

Meet the winners of the 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: Nicola Connor

Nicola Connor is Class Teacher at the Peel Primary School, Livingston, West Lothian and the winner of the 2018 ENTHUSE Award for Excellence in STEM teaching – Primary. We chatted to her about her experience of winning the award and the difference it has made to her, the school and the pupils.

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Using Geoboards to develop mathematical thinking

I’m always on the lookout for more unusual questions about run-of-the-mill mathematics topics.

When finding the area of a rectangle for example, students very often automatically look for the numbers to put into the formula. I was therefore intrigued by the area maze problems created by Japanese mathematician Naoki Inaba, as...

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10 ways to use dominoes in your mathematics classroom

Recent years have seen a rise in popularity of certain manipulatives, including Cuisenaire rods and algebra tiles, while other manipulatives have a tendency to gather dust in the maths department store cupboard. Dominoes, for example, are often over looked.

We think it’s time to dust off the dominoes and dive in with these...

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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...

STEM Learning and Fixperts: bringing inclusive design to life

STEM Learning has agreed a new partnership with UK award-winning learning programme, Fixperts, to deliver face-to-face training for design and technology teachers across England.Inclusive design thinking with Fixperts is a one-day, face-to-face training event that will immerse you in the principles of human-centred design, and equip you with take-...

Get Quantum Ambassadors into your classroom to inspire your students

Our Quantum Technology programme connects A level physics and computing students with professionals working in the field of quantum technology. Understand the development of technology and how experts are working towards an exciting future.Benefits of the programme:free visits from Quantum Ambassadors, leading researchers in their fieldsfree...

STEM Ambassadors: working together to engage, inspire and impact

The UK is currently facing a huge STEM skills shortage. New findings from STEM Learning shows that 73% of businesses have found it more difficult to hire staff in the last 12 months.The STEM Ambassadors programme is working to close the UK’s skills gap by raising young people’s skills, aspirations and knowledge of STEM careers. We are calling on...

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