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...

Smoothing secondary school transition in STEM

All Year 7 teachers know that new cohorts arrive from primary school with varying levels of knowledge, skills and confidence. These variations are compounded by multiple feeder schools all having different approaches.

 

How can this be managed at the point of transition, so all students make progress, not...

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100% discount code for high-quality professional development

We have an exclusive offer for all teachers and technicians at state-funded schools.Get a 100% discount* off the course fee on the below CPD activities. Enjoy our high-quality CPD that is tailored to each STEM subject, take a look at which activities are eligible for the discount and get booking!Primary CPDWe’ve handpicked the following CPD that...

Come and visit our resource centre

Located at the heart of the National STEM Learning Centre in York, our resource centre houses the UK's largest collection of physical resources to support the teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.With thousands of resources to browse through, from books and gadgets to DVDs and a one-of-a-kind archive collection, the...

Discuss ideas and share experiences in our Ultimate STEM Challenge community group

The BP Ultimate STEM Challenge is back for the third year running and the challenges are bigger and better than before.This year, students aged 11-14 across the UK are being challenged to use their STEM skills creatively to design either a rocket, remote controlled aircraft or robot arm that enables a safer and easier working environment in some...

Teaching sentence structure? Try making your own grammar video!

Whether you are a budding Steven Spielberg, or a complete beginner with the camera, sentence filming is a great way of using film for teaching grammar in an engaging way.The concept?Choose which aspect of grammar you are going to work on, for example relative clauses, create your sentence and draw its meaning in two frames (I.e. create a...

Would you like to be in the next BBC series about teachers and their students?

Do you have experience of working with highly-able students from low-income backgrounds?If so, Blast! is looking for teachers to share their own experiences for a new BBC series exploring social mobility in the UK.The series will explore the reasons why a significant proportion of promising pupils from low-income backgrounds underperform at GCSE,...

Getting involved in British Science Week just got easier

British Science Week is a ten day celebration of all things science, technology, engineering and mathematics.Taking place on 10-19 March 2017, it is a great way to engage young people of all ages with STEM through a variety of activities and events taking place all around the UK.Getting involved in British Science Week just got easier, as the...

STEM across Europe: making it real

On 15 November 2016, the MARCH (MAking science Real in sCHools) project is hosting a one day international conference, bringing together educators and institutions from across Europe to look at the future of education.Taking place at the Geological Society in London, the daytime conference will include discussion sessions on best...

Sir Ben Ainslie launches digital education programme, BT STEM Crew

Ben Ainslie, Skipper and Team Principal of Land Rover BAR, launched BT STEM Crew – a new digital education programme for 11-16 year olds.The new programme was launched on 10 October 2016 at a live event hosted by the British Museum in London.BT STEM Crew uses Land Rover BAR’s quest to win the America’s Cup to show young people how versatile STEM...

The importance of food security and how it can be brought into the classroom

Food security exists when all people have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs for an active and healthy life.The term ‘food security’ is being used more frequently in recent years, with the Government putting greater emphasis on its importance.With an ever increasing population, it is...

30 great ideas for 30 years of CREST Awards

This year, the British Science Association (BSA) is celebrating 30 years since the CREST Award programme was created.CREST Awards gives pupils of all ages the opportunity to take part in hands-on science enrichment activities.There are five different awards levels, allowing students to progress through the scheme throughout their education....

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