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...

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Embedding employability skills and engaging students in STEM

How can we better integrate employability skills into science teaching? Sarah Longshaw, our Lead at the Cheshire & The Wirral Science Learning Partnership (SLP), looks at how one school in their area got Year 9 and 10 students enthusiastic to explore STEM careers.

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New BBC science campaign for UK primary schools to launch in 2017

BBC Learning are planning their next major education campaign to inspire 9-11 year olds with science.Launching in early 2017, the campaign will be designed to support the primary curriculum through a number of exciting, fun and interactive UK-wide science experiments. A range of classroom resources and videos will be available later this year....

Interact and engage with biology

The Royal Society of Biology are dedicated to engaging and encouraging people’s interest in biology and how it can contribute towards improving life for all.To help achieve this objective, they run a number of different education-related schemes and events. TalkBiology and the International Biology Olympiad are just two of the many discussion...

What makes an amazing school science technician?

This is the question that Simon Quinnell aims to answer in his most recent article in SecEd. Simon is the senior professional development leader for technicians at the National STEM Learning Centre in York and his article talks about our dedicated technicians programme – STACS (Senior Technicians Accredited Co-Leaders in Science). This...

Be inspired by our primary conferences this summer

Over summer, the National STEM Learning Centre and Network is hosting a number of practical, hands-on conferences to support your teaching in the primary classroom.With opportunities to hear from a range of subject specialists and education leaders, these conferences are the perfect chance to stay up to date with the changes to the primary...

Science in the primary classroom is beneficial

Here at the National STEM Learning Centre and Network, we were very interested to read Ofsted's Chief Inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw’s comments this month on the study of science in primary schools.He emphasises the lack of science teaching in primary schools, and the variable quality of the teaching. Our organisation covers cross-curricular...

Enter The Great Bug Hunt Competition

Get your pupils outside and learning about living things and their habitats with The Great Bug Hunt Competition. Simply identify a local habitat, get your pupils to explore and discover the mini beasts (bugs) that live there, draw them and record their findings – it’s that easy!“The Great Bug Hunt competition is a fun and fascinating way to...

Win £1,000 for your school or college with the Rolls-Royce Science Prize!

Celebrating ten years, the Rolls-Royce Science Prize offers teachers the opportunity to implement innovative teaching ideas in science and mathematics into their school or college.All you need is to supply an action plan for the ideas you think would be most beneficial for your school or college.Your plan needs to detail a teaching idea or project...

Special offer for our latest online CPD activity

 Teaching the new science curriculum: physics - we’ve teamed up with the people at TES to bring you the latest practices on teaching physics at key stage 4 for non-specialists and newly qualified teachers.Covering the main areas of physics such as energy and radiation, our own Adam Little (Professional development leader for physics)...

BP investigate the STEM skills gap with a new research and development project

BP have partnered with the Science Museum and King’s College London in a five year research and development project called Enterprising Science. Enterprising Science researched why there is a skills gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and what can be done to close it. The research coined a new term: science capital. Science...

Pioneering female scientist to appear on Scottish bank note

Scientist Mary Somerville has been announced as the next face to appear on the Scottish £10 note. She was shortlisted along with Thomas Telford and James Clerk Maxwell to appear on the new polymer bank note in Scotland. The final decision was made via a vote on Facebook, with the public deciding which of the three would appear on the new style of...

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