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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Book now for The Big Bang Fair 2017

With a variety of theatre shows, hands-on activities, interactive workshops and careers information, tickets are currently available for The Big Bang Fair 2017.Taking place at the NEC in Birmingham from 15-18 March 2017, The Big Bang Fair gives your students or children a unique opportunity to explore where their future could take them.From sport...

Investigating the importance of educational research

There is no doubt about it, the demand for educational research is growing. Unfortunately, this revolution is coming at a time when the capacity for research appears to be shrinking.The British Academy and the Royal Society are leading on a project which aims to investigate the opportunities and challenges for teachers, researchers and policy-...

Full steam ahead for the Polar Explorer Programme

Full steam ahead for education and public engagement programme of the UK’s £200 million new polar research ship RRS Sir David Attenborough.Development of the UK’s £200 million new state-of-the-art polar research ship, RRS Sir David Attenborough, reached a major milestone today with the laying of the ship’s ‘keel’ in Merseyside.Construction was...

Classroom displays competition – there’s still time to enter!

As you may be aware, we recently launched a new competition for teachers to share their classroom displays that they’re particularly proud of.All you have to do is submit your entry to one of two community groups – Classroom Displays – Primary or Classroom Displays – Secondary.Entries must include an indication of the subject or topic area of the...

Make scientific research history by taking part in the Big Food Survey

Written by: Cerys Griffiths, Executive producer at BBC LearningAlmost 800,000 BBC micro:bits have now been delivered to secondary schools across the UK and we know that already students are using them for some really exciting projects. And early research we’ve commissioned shows that when students start to use them it can have a really big impact...

STEM education embedded in communities across the UK

A new network of STEM Ambassador Hubs has been established to ensure that teachers and schools, as well as non-school group leaders, such as Scout and Guide groups, are able to access the renowned STEM Ambassador programme no matter where they live or work.This network has been established, to provide a seamless connection between STEM Ambassadors...

EngineeringUK needs your help

EngineeringUK is conducting a survey for teachers and students to better understand their needs with regards to Engineering outreach (and STEM outreach more broadly).EngineeringUK is a not for profit organisation, which works in partnership with the engineering community to promote the vital role of engineers and engineering to society. They are...

See the latest organisation to join our STEM Insight programme

You are probably familiar with computer networks as the cables, switches and network-card equipped computers in your classroom. These in turn are physically joined to other computers and switches and, ultimately, to the internet.Star, bus and ring topologies are taught in the computer science curriculum, resembling those found in textbooks for...

A level results released across the UK

Students across the UK are receiving their A level results today, and starting their journey on to University or the world of work – and their teachers and technicians are also celebrating or commiserating with them.This year, a record number of University places have been offered to students. So far 424,000 students have been accepted into...

Could your students be the experts to cure cancer?

Cancer research is one of many of the University of Glasgow’s focuses. Using the latest technology and research, the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Science (MVLS) recently developed a drug that targets critical proteins and kills Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia cells.The results from their research also has potential for other cancers such as...

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