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Simple STEM activities to do at home

I’m a teacher who has lots of experience teaching primary age children. Teaching at home should be easy, right? No, it most certainly isn’t!

There is a distinct lack of enthusiasm from my nine-year-old, who is under the impression that he’s on holiday. With the constant interruptions, dive-bombing of online...

Fast Trackers programme

Fast Tracking Innovation in STEM Inspiration

Winning the Innovation in STEM Inspiration award, the Fast Trackers programme was praised for its engaging and comprehensive mix of activities. James Richards, Engineering Capability Manager at Network Rail, tells us more about how the programme was put together.

The Fast Trackers programme has defined a new...

Engaging teens with science

If you’ve ever shown a young child a simple science experiment you will know that, in their eyes, you are now a wizard. With some nurturing, science engagement in children can be quite straightforward to grow and maintain. But then, they evolve into a terrifying sub-species… the teenager.

Suddenly all...

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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 Partnership’s 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...

Winners of 2019 STEM Inspiration Awards visit CERN

Competition winners from across the UK recently enjoyed an exclusive visit to CERN in Switzerland.This unique opportunity was in recognition of the winners’ success at the 2019 STEM Inspiration Awards and included representatives from a wide range of STEM employers such as Siemens, Renishaw, Mott MacDonald, Raytheon UK, the Museum of Power and the...

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. Shortlisted candidates for both awards will be invited to a regional awards event in...

STEM Club Champions launching in your area

We’re excited to announce a four-year expansion initiative for our successful STEM Clubs programme. Funded by the Gatsby Foundation, the expansion will provide a comprehensive support package to help secondary state-maintained schools in England establish thriving and successful STEM subject clubs as part of their core STEM enrichment.From...

Engineering is a more desirable career for young people

More young people are considering a career in engineering, according to new research from EngineeringUK. The proportion of 16-to-19-year-olds who would consider a career in engineering has increased since 2016 from 37% to 45% in the annual Engineering Brand Monitor survey. The survey of more than 2,500 young people, 1,000 STEM secondary...

Robotics industry resources: STEM Ambassador request for help

We are creating a new Robotics area in our Resource Centre at the National STEM Learning Centre in York. This will include a competition field, teaching kits and learning resources, as well as three large posters designed to inspire and inform teachers and students about the use of robotics. One of the posters will display information...

Smallpeice Trust releases engineering programme for young people

Educational charity The Smallpeice Trust has released the initial phase of its 2020 programme of full-board residential courses for students aged 12-17.Taking place at a wide range of universities across the UK, these courses cover a variety of engineering topics such as astrophysics, biomedical engineering and cybersecurity.A brand new course for...

Invent wearable tech to win £750

The deadline for the Ultimate STEM Challenge national competition is fast approaching so act now to give your pupils a chance of winning £750 and of working with real-life coders, designers and engineers to bring their ideas to life.The BP Ultimate STEM Challenge, in partnership with STEM Learning, is open to all young people aged 9-14 to design a...

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