The Ultimate STEM Challenge: turning crazy ideas into technical experiments

Students from Toot Hill School in Birmingham tell us about their experience of taking on the Ultimate STEM Challenge and what they have learned from it.Jack Kellas

“I believe my Physics teacher Mr Lawrence was the person to inspire me with Physics, leading to my passion for STEM.  Before the Ultimate STEM Challenge I had a passion...

Quantum computing

Quantum Technology: Tomorrow's Frontier

The first quantum revolution

Einstein’s work on light and matter interacting led to him observing the “photoelectric effect”. This work ultimately led to the invention of semiconductors, atomic clocks, satellite navigation, lasers, MRI scanners and many other devices that use quantum mechanics – the first quantum revolution.

The...

Fermi problems: making maths a fun real-world tool

Problem solving and group work are two major skills we all hope to foster in our pupils. One way to help them develop these skills is to challenge them with Fermi problems.

Enrico Fermi (1901 to 1954) was a Nobel Prize winning physicist, who was also famous for giving his audience fun problems, using approximate...

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A world-leading computing education for every young person

We are delighted that the Department for Education has confirmed that a consortium of STEM Learning, Raspberry Pi and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT has been chosen to establish the National Centre for Computing Education, driving excellence in computing education across England.The Government is committed to making England the best...

Six exciting new STEM Clubs resources are here!

How can STEM help us survive and thrive? Have your students ever wondered about the earth’s wild and wonderful weather? How about the science involved in surviving an asteroid impact?These are just a few of the questions posed by an exciting new set of STEM Clubs resources.The six resources are free to download, and have been developed...

Juergen Maier, Chief Executive at Siemens UK awarded Honorary STEM Ambassador accolade

On 6 November 2018, Juergen Maier, Chief Executive of Siemens UK was awarded the title of Honorary STEM Ambassador, at a ceremony in London.The presentation took place at the 2018 Siemens Education SeeWomen event. SeeWomen is a project which aims to inspire and motivate young people and in particular girls to pursue STEM careers and challenge...

Calling all secondary schools: apply for the Polar Explorer grant award

The Polar Explorer grant award is open to all state-funded secondary schools that wish to improve the transition in STEM subjects from primary to secondary using the Polar Explorer programme to underpin this. Deadline for applications is 11 January 2019Secondary schools can apply for an award of £2,500, which aims to focus on the following...

Winners of the 2018 STEM Inspiration Awards announced!

Our prestigious event at the House of Lords on 1 November announced the winners of the STEM Inspiration Awards 2018.The STEM Inspiration Awards celebrate the fantastic work done by individuals and organisations who inspire young people in STEM subjects. Awards were presented in eight categories that recognise everything from STEM Ambassadors and...

Get ready for Tomorrow’s Engineers Week with free projects and resources!

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week takes place from 5-9 November 2018. The purpose of this week is to change perceptions among young people and inspire them with future careers in engineering.As this is the Year of Engineering, there’s no better time to get involved in Tomorrow’s Engineers Week where they would like young, budding engineers to focus on...

From the Caribbean to a classroom near you

To inspire a love for science and biology, Coral Live is bringing the wonders of corals to students between 29 October - 9 November across the UK through a series of unique live broadcasts for ages 7 to 16 streaming from the Caribbean.Coral Live is a wonderful opportunity for students to engage in science as they explore this fascinating marine...

Design your own drone with Airgineers and STEM Learning

STEM Learning and Airgineers are working together to bring drones into the design and technology classroom!Airgineers is a STEM challenge for secondary school-aged students that combines computer aided design (CAD), 3D printing and iterative design to create a student-designed microdrone.The miniature flying machine has a small camera mounted on...

Congratulations to the shortlisted nominees of the STEM Inspiration Awards

The STEM Inspiration Awards celebration event will be held in the House of Lords on 1 November 2018.Our judges have had the tough job of going through all the amazing applications you’ve sent in and whittling them down to just a handful of shortlisted nominees. We had a fantastic number of applications come through and it’s been wonderful to see...

Celebrate Biology Week with BioArtAttack

BioArtAttack is an opportunity to combine art with biology by creating a piece of artwork to convey a biological concept, recreate a scientific scene or any part of the living world.Run by the Royal Society of Biology, the competition is open to anyone, and can be entered as an individual or group entry, for example, a group of friends, classmates...

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