Rosalind Franklin - superhero with x-ray eyes

Rosalind Elsie Franklin, a STEM role model before STEM was even spoken about, continues to inspire a new generation of young people, having been immortalised on a 50p coin.

When we think of Notting Hill, West London, most would name the famous carnival, or the Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts romcom. Few would mention the...

Summer of STEM launches

STEM Learning’s Enrichment Lead Tom Lyons introduces our Summer of STEM activities to engage, entertain and educate young people over the summer holidays.

As I write this, my two daughters are finishing their last week of school…at home, in their bedrooms. They’ve worked hard with their home learning, and so have their...

Inspiring Young People in STEM: Feedback Tools

Confidence in communication

When first stepping into a classroom, one of the biggest worries for STEM Ambassadors is “Will these young people enjoy the activity or just switch off? Will they understand what I’m telling them?” Nabih Asif, from our London STEM Ambassador Hub reflects on how you can improve your confidence in...

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Possible signs of life detected in the atmosphere of Venus

Although the conditions on the surface of Venus are extremely harsh, and unlikely to support life, scientists have speculated since the 1960s about the possibility of life in the atmosphere of the planet.  At a height between around 50 to 60 km above the surface, pressures and temperatures are low enough that microorganisms could exist,...

Accredited professional development pathways for teachers

As part of our support for teachers at every stage of their career, we have launched accredited professional development pathways to guide you through our programme of support.Ideal for early career teachers and those who are in a leadership role, these pathways are designed to give you the knowledge and confidence to teach science effectively in...

Climate Detectives schools project

 The European Space Agency (ESA) invites teachers and students between the ages of 8 and 15 to team up and join the Climate Detectives school project, commencing 17 September 2020 and running throughout the school year.Teams of students, supported by their teacher, are called to make a difference by identifying a climate problem,...

Countdown to Space Week 2020

 World Space Week takes place 4 to 10 October and running a Space Week is a great thing to do any time of year. The context of space is a good way to engage young people with science and technology as it links to so many aspects of the primary and secondary curriculum for all year groups.  A Space Week is a fantastic addition...

Kicking off Summer of STEM Week 3

Make up a dance routine, design your own sports kit and tell us how you’d improve the features of a bicycle! It’s week 3 of Summer of STEM and the focus is on sport and keeping active.Summer of STEM offers themed activities for the summer, for families with children from primary up to 14 years of age. This week, from Monday 17th August,...

STEM Learning presents: exploding rainbows!

Bring some colour into your science home learning by creating an exploding rainbow!In our newest home learning video, science teacher and STEM Ambassador Leonie Briggs presents a step-by-step guide to making an exploding rainbow (safely), using everyday household items that cause a chemical reaction.All that’s needed for this easy and enjoyable...

Linking curriculum learning to STEM careers online course

This was my first experience of being a course mentor for STEM Learning online CPD and I found it a rewarding experience. Learners followed this course during a unique time in education, with schools around the world closed because of the Coronavirus pandemic and teachers having to adapt quickly to working online with their students.For some...

CITB and Build UK partner with the STEM Ambassador programme

We’re excited to announce our new collaboration with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and Build UK.By joining forces, we aim to showcase the amazing career opportunities in construction and inspire young people to work in the industry.  The new STEM Ambassador ‘Construction and Built Environment’ scheme will play a crucial...

Blast off with Week 2 of Summer of STEM

Explore missions to Mars, make your own (edible) meteorites, and build a lunar lander as part of our space-themed Week 2 of Summer of STEM.Planetary scientist Suzie Imber is helping to launch (pun intended) the theme of space for Week 2, which begins on 3 August. We’re getting a headstart to include NASA’s launch of the Perseverance Rover to Mars...

Success for STEM Clubs Week 2020

We have been overwhelmed by the amazing response from educators, STEM Ambassadors, students and parents for this year’s STEM Clubs Week. Our sustainability themed week ran from the 22 to 26 June, with a different daily theme; clean air, water and sanitation, sustainable energy, sustainable food, sustainable materials and construction.We...

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