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...

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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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Hillcroft Primary School, Pfizer and STEM Learning: working together to encourage young people into science careers

Hillcroft Primary School in Surrey has partnered with STEM Learning (London and the South East England STEM Ambassador Hub) and leading global biopharmaceutical company Pfizer to inspire young people with the world of STEM careers.Working with the school’s science teachers, trained Pfizer STEM Ambassadors have delivered its flagship ‘Science in a...

Get involved with Tomorrow's Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge

Applications for the Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge are open.This curriculum-linked programme challenges teams of students, aged 11-14, to solve real-world engineering, technology and computing challenges for the chance to win some great prizes.Students will learn how to build, program and control autonomous LEGO robots to complete a...

Tackling the diversity deadlock

Action from business heads, industry sectors and the Government is urgently required to drive a more diverse and inclusive uptake of earn and learn placements, according to a new report published by The 5% Club.The report, Breaking the Deadlock, also outlines top tips to help companies offering earn and learn opportunities to attract, identify and...

Sparking interest in science with Big Bang events

Fun-filled exhibits, interactive workshops and a wide range of careers information from local and national employers are all taking place in schools and communities from July.Designed to get students excited about science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects, Big Bang Near Me is a programme of UK-wide events. The London events are...

Nominees announced for National ENTHUSE Celebration Awards

Finalists for the National ENTHUSE Celebration Awards have been announced in the build-up to the annual event, which takes place on 26 June in London.Celebrating the inspirational teachers and technicians around the UK, the awards recognise excellence in education at all levels in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).Nominees...

Are you attending the first ATM/MA Maths Festival?

The Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM) and The Mathematical Association (MA) are hosting their first joint Maths Festival in partnership with STEM Learning and The OR Society.The festival takes place on Saturday 15 September 2018 at the University of York and will include an inspiring programme of free events.Tickets for this event have...

Nurturing partnerships between schools to inspire STEM teaching

Learning best practice and building relationships was central to our ENTHUSE Partnership Celebration Day held at our National STEM Learning Centre in York.Over 70 teachers attended the annual celebration bringing together active partnerships at different points in the programme to share and celebrate their experiences and look at ways in which...

Sisters are doing it for STEMselves

Two Teesside sisters have bucked the trend of women in STEM by climbing the ladder in both the science and engineering sectors.Statistics show that women make up only 12% of all STEM employees in the UK, yet 18-year-old Klaudia Robinson from Hartlepool, swapped her childhood dream of becoming a hairdresser for a career in engineering, thanks to an...

Inspirational schools and colleges honoured in Northern Ireland

Inspirational teachers and staff from throughout Northern Ireland were honoured at the regional final of the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards.Taking place annually, the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards recognise the dedication of teachers in the development of STEM subjects.The Parliament Buildings in Stormont was host to the regional...

Share your STEM story

Has one of our projects, programmes or courses had a real impact on you this year? Maybe you signed up as a STEM Ambassador or you’ve completed CPD that has changed the way you teach?As the academic year draws to a close, we want to celebrate your achievements.Over the next few months, we will be sharing a series of blogs from teachers,...

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