Earth from space

The most cataclysmic event in one afternoon

How do you incorporate the complete story of the Big Bang and other galactic phenomena into your key stage 4 and 5 lessons?

The trick is to draw on the expert experience and amazing resources of the University of Hertfordshire at the Bayfordbury Observatory. This is where a group of teachers visited as part of a CPD...

Future of farming

Robots, drones and GPS: the future of farming

Farming is becoming increasingly competitive. With a growing population, changing climates and labour shortages predicted, who will farmers turn to to help harvest their crops?

Robots and drones could be the answer and may play a part in revolutionising the farming industry.

A recent CPD activity gave teachers an...

Horbury Academy STEM Club

From aspiration to inspiration: our STEM Club journey

When a parent tells you they chose your school because of the STEM Club it makes all that hard work worthwhile! 

Our STEM journey started four and a half years ago. I got to school one morning and was asked if I could accompany a trip at short notice. They were going to a STEM fair – I had no idea that it was about...

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Leading the way

With pupil numbers on the rise, the need and importance of having high-quality leaders is growing year on year, making it essential to encourage more people into a leadership role.So if you are new to leading a department, or are aspiring to become a head of department in the future, these courses are perfect to help you develop both your skills...

New report outlines state of UK computing education

STEM Learning welcomes The Royal Society report, After the reboot: computing education in UK schools. The report looks at the changes that have taken place in recent years to the computing curriculum and the impact these have had.Computing skills and knowledge, along with other skills developed by studying STEM subjects (science, technology,...

Get involved with British Science Week 2018

British Science Week is an annual celebration of all things science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Running from 9-18 March 2018, thousands of activities will be taking place across the UK for people of all ages.To make it even easier for you to get involved, the British Science Association has a number of grant schemes to support you in...

The Big Bang Fair 2018: bringing STEM to life

The Big Bang Fair offers a world of inspiration for young people and brings learning to life.Taking place from 14-17 March 2018 at the NEC in Birmingham, visitors are spoilt for choice with hands-on activities and a range of stage shows.This fair provides a fantastic opportunity for young people to see STEM brought to life in an unexpected way and...

Survey of STEM teachers: your views matter

IFF Research is conducting a survey of national importance with secondary school and sixth form (or equivalent) STEM teachers.The Engineering Brand Monitor survey, now in its ninth year, is conducted annually and is the UK’s most authoritative source of data on perceptions of STEM subjects and careers.For the 2017 survey to be a success, IIF...

Build a rocket for 2018: get involved in the UK Youth Rocketry Challenge

Do you know a team of young people aged 11-18 who love problem-solving and have strong interests in STEM subjects?Get them signed up for the UK Youth Rocketry Challenge!The competition is a great way to engage young people in STEM subjects through the building, designing and launching of a model rocket.The UK winners will compete against teams...

A winning formula: driving engagement in STEM subjects

If you are looking for a STEM challenge that will test your students’ creativity, teamwork and their approach to problem-solving, why not take a look at the F1 in Schools Formula 1 Technology Challenge?F1 in Schools is a motorsport project that challenges students in schools and colleges to design, test and manufacture a prototype Formula 1 car....

Gatsby launches Good Practical Science report to transform practical science education

A new report outlining ten benchmarks to transform practical science education in England been published by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation.The Good Practical Science report details recommendations to help secondary schools achieve world-class science education. The benchmarks include recommendations for schools, policymakers, Ofsted and teacher...

Teaching practical science: free online CPD

Science practicals, in all schemes of work, are an important part of learning for students. Not only do they play a key role in the curriculum, but they can also enhance students’ understanding of theoretical concepts.Developing engaging practicals and discovering new ways of delivering them can help students piece together their learning and put...

New CAD training programme for schools and colleges

Fusion 360 is an online tool that connects your entire product development process in a single cloud-based platform.You can design, render, virtually assemble parts and test designs through this one tool.Launching this autumn, we're running a new programme of Fusion 360 CPD. Taking teachers and technicians from Computer Aided Design (CAD)...

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