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Trainee teacher? We are here to help

We recognise that it is a very challenging time for trainee teachers. You should be consolidating your skills and knowledge this term in a school environment, but instead you may be feeling under-equipped to start teaching in September.

At STEM Learning, we are determined to support you to develop your subject knowledge...

Simple STEM activities at home for young children

Like most parents, I am new to home learning. Having two young children under the age of five, I really struggled to see how I could entertain them both and work at home at the same time. At STEM Learning, I work in communications, so I’m adept at juggling projects, new challenges and being creative, but this is another level...

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Simple STEM activities to do at home: Fantastic fruit

I was surprised by how many questions can be asked about a simple activity from ‘Starters for STEM’ using fruit that you already have in the house.

For this activity Freya picked a selection of fruits and drew a picture for each one. Together we sounded out the phonemes to help her practice the spellings, names of the fruits and...

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STEM Clubs Week 2020

STEM Clubs Week is happening between22 – 26 June and the theme is sustainability.Throughout the week we will bring you fun activities, webinars by STEM Club Champions and Practical Action, career talks and Q&A’s delivered by STEM Ambassadors via YouTube. We’re really excited to announce the first of our line-up for the career talks:...

Preparing for the wider opening of primary schools

During the coronavirus outbreak, schools and teachers have been serving a vital role of continuing to provide care for priority children, as well as supporting distance learning for young people at home.As you will be aware, from 1 June the Government will be asking primary schools to welcome back pupils in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6....

Remote lessons available to support with home teaching

ScienceWe have designed a range of remote lessons across all the key stages and science subjects covering a range of topics, including evolution, forces and the human body. Created and recorded by subject experts, these lessons can be accessed at any time of day, making it easy to fit into your home learning schedule.We understand that learning...

Fascinating facts in new home learning videos from Dallas Campbell

Perfect paper planes, bra designs in spacesuits, and bacon sandwiches for astronauts are all covered in a new collection of home learning videos made by TV science presenter Dallas Campbell, as part of STEM Learning’s education support for young people and families.Dallas, presenter of shows such as Bang Goes the Theory, The Gadget Show and...

Stargazing, circus tricks and geology rocks - Virtual Marra Camp has it all!

The Marra Camp, an international educational event, is open to all for 2020. The event is hosted by the Northumberland Scouts and supported by STEM Ambassadors.Taking place 22 to 25 May, the theme for this year is ‘carnival’ and all the activity sessions are being brought to you virtually. You must register prior to the event and...

It’s time to get up, move our bodies, and train like an astronaut!

We’re really excited to announce that families, not just school groups, can now join the ongoing Walk to the Moon Challenge and complete Mission X activities to earn points and help our mascots, Luna and Leo, walk to the moon.We have created fun, easy, space-themed activities for all Train like an Astronaut Challenges, where anyone can participate...

How to engage children in home learning

Professor Paul Howard-Jones of Channel 4’s The Secret Life of Four & Five Year Olds has teamed up with STEM Learning to share his knowhow on the science of how children learn. In his latest video, released on 6 May, Paul answers questions from parents and carers, including:Is there a difference between how mothers and fathers teach their...

STEM Ambassadors Live

On the 7 May STEM Ambassadors will be presenting a day of live streamed activities for schools and students at home.UPDATE: Unfortunately we have taken the decision to cancel the rest of the live stream for STEM Ambassadors Live. We have experienced too many technical issues today and we don’t want to disappoint you further if videos...

STEM Ambassadors now offering online activities

We have just released an update to the website which allows teachers to arrange online activities with a STEM Ambassador. Any activity created now has an ‘online’ checkbox as well a place to enter a link to a video conferencing call if required. This means teachers now have access to 30,000+ STEM Ambassadors from across the UK, so think big...

Launching our free home learning support for children aged 4-19 with a video from Tim Peake

We’re delighted to launch our free home teaching and learning support for families with a first video featuring British astronaut Tim Peake answering children’s questions about space.Suitable for young people aged 4-19, our subject experts have carefully selected more than 300 activities and materials available from our bank of over 14,000...

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