Thinking science

Thinking Science: provoking thought and generating discussion

Thinking Science is a stimulating set of philosophical questions that provoke critical thought about physics, chemistry, biology and working scientifically.

Below is an example of the kind of question created by the Department of Philosophy at the University of Bristol, where I first came across Thinking...

STEM Insight participant, John Dyer at Wellcome

A Wellcome Insight into STEM careers

As a biology teacher, there are few more exciting opportunities than spending a week on placement at biomedical research organisations, Wellcome Trust and the Crick Institute. We went with an aim to find out more about the range of STEM careers in large science organisations, and for both of us as teachers at Liverpool Life...

computing in schools

Preparing young people for the jobs of tomorrow

Prior to joining STEM Learning, I have always taken an interest in the developing the skills of young people for potential recruiters and making sure that they are equipped with the tools and knowledge to be able to adapt and remain employed. 

As a parent, it’s important to me to be able to guide my...

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Budding engineers get their chance to shine

If you were an engineer, what would you do? This is the challenge at the heart of the Leaders Award.A free, UK-wide competition, the Leaders’ Award, organised by Primary Engineer, has been designed to spark the interest of children from 3-18 years in engineering.As well as supporting the curriculum requirements of literacy, vocabulary and...

Inspiring the next generation on an international scale

In June, Ford Motor Company Material Planning and Logistics employees Darren Bull and Colin Foley travelled to Estonia to be main hosts for the Estonian International Open Championships 2018 for the First LEGO League.The First LEGO League challenges students to think like scientists and engineers. Guided by adult coaches, teams must research a...

The Big Bang Competition now open for entries

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition aims to recognise and reward young people’s achievements in all areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).This competition invites young people aged 11-18 to showcase their STEM projects. Whether the project is brand new or has been completed as part of another competition...

Engineers: share your stories, passion and expertise with Ingenious

Do you run a project that engages the public with engineers and engineering? Apply for Ingenious.Run by the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Ingenious awards programme aims to encourage engineers to share their stories, passion and expertise with audiences and raise awareness of the diversity, nature and impact of engineering among people of all...

Engineering your way through the summer holidays

Keep children’s minds active over the summer holidays with the Holiday Makers, a free programme created by the Year of Engineering.Looking for new ways of entertaining young people during the holidays? The Holiday Makers is a one-stop-shop for families looking for fun ways to keep children’s minds sharp this summer.From inspiring challenges to...

RRS Sir David Attenborough polar ship ready for launch

Britain's new polar research ship is ready to go in the water.The newly assembled hull of the RRS Sir David Attenborough is now standing on the slipway of the Cammell Laird yard in Birkenhead, awaiting launch day.Weather and tide permitting, she should slide into the River Mersey on Saturday.The £200m vessel will replace the James Clark Ross and...

Future Talent LIVE: inspiring insights to help support you to deliver your careers strategy

The inaugural Future Talent LIVE conference, designed to bridge the gap between the worlds of education and employment, is taking place on Thursday 4 October 2018 in London.Providing invaluable CPD for head teachers, careers leaders, chairs of governors and education leaders, Future Talent LIVE brings insights from inspiring speakers including Sir...

BP Ultimate STEM Challenge asks students: what would you reimagine?

The BP Ultimate STEM Challenge is back! BP, in partnership with STEM Learning, is inviting UK students aged 11 to 14 to use their STEM skills to tackle one simple challenge: reimagine a solution to a real-life problem.2018 marks the 50th anniversary of BP’s investment in STEM education - since 1968 BP has been helping young people to be more...

Naval engineering competition: design a sea rescue vessel

The Royal Navy and UK Naval Engineering, Science and Technology (UNEST) have teamed up to launch the Naval Engineering Competition in support of the Year of Engineering.Open to all ages, up to 18 years old, the competition challenges students to design a sea rescue vessel. The competition aims to inspire students to take a closer look at how...

Recognising the best in UK STEM teaching: ENTHUSE Celebration Award winners announced

Many of the UK’s best teachers and technicians in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) gathered in London last night for a very moving final of the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards.Dignitaries joined the leading teaching community and their peers at the Royal Society in London to hear the amazing stories of the impact they had made...

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