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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...

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Simple STEM activities to do at home: padlock challenge

I have quite a few friends across the country who are trying to entertain and educate their kids at home while at the same time keep them safe and happy. I wanted to help them but I wanted to create something a bit different, and a bit of a surprise. So I sent each of them a bag of sweet treats… but to eat them they first had to do...

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

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....

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...

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 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...

Free resources for home learning, in-school education and family activities

STEM Learning offers a range of open-access science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) resources for teachers, parents and carers to support both home and in-school learning: www.stem.org.uk/home-learningEducation staff across the UK are pulling out all the stops to continue to provide learning opportunities to children and young...

Free home-learning resources from STEM Learning

Open-access science, technology, engineering and mathematics resources for teachers, parents and carers to support home learning: www.stem.org.uk/home-learningIn response to the school closures across the UK, STEM Learning has launched a collection of high-quality, free resources to help teachers and families continue to support children and...

Ørsted expands its ENTHUSE Partnerships via the Walney Extension Community Fund

Ørsted is proud to be funding two more partnerships with schools, bringing much needed support to groups of schools around Cumbria and Lancashire, enabling them to improve young people’s outcomes in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).Known as ENTHUSE Partnerships, the initiative brings schools and colleges together to work...

ENTHUSE Celebration awards and STEM Inspiration awards are open for 2020

Our two awards programmes are now open for 2020, recognising those who go the extra mile to inspire young people to pursue STEM subjects.From 3 February, applications for both the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards and the STEM Inspiration Awards are open concurrently. STEM Inspiration AwardsThe STEM Inspiration Awards recognise individuals,...

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