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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Take the TDI Challenge

Submit your students' work to the Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge and you could win £2,000 to spend on design and technology equipment.The MTA's TDI Challenge exists to help teachers and lecturers promote the great work of their design and technology and engineering students and to celebrate the creativity and innovation taking...

STEM Learning’s CEO, Yvonne Baker, to chair the Women in STEM Conference

Building upon the great success of last year’s conference, this year’s highly anticipated Annual Women in STEM Conference returns on 22 May 2018 in Central London.With considerable demand to attend, the 2018 conference will provide a vital opportunity for all education providers and employers across the STEM landscape to examine how to effectively...

Connect your classroom live to the Arctic

Schools can join XL Catlin Arctic Live, the northernmost live education event from the UK Arctic Research Station in Svalbard, at 79 degrees north, kicking off May 1.This is a unique opportunity for teachers to complement the Polar Explorer programme for students across all key stages.  Classes will get first hand access to an extreme...

ENTHUSE Partnerships: nurturing the innovators of the future

In collaboration with GSK, we have announced a pilot of six new fully funded GSK ENTHUSE Partnerships, bringing much-needed support to groups of schools around the UK.STEM Learning and GSK are committed to encouraging more pupils, from all backgrounds, to progress in STEM studies and careers; supporting social mobility and underpinning the UK...

Last chance to enter the 2018 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards

The ENTHUSE Celebration Awards are an annual celebration of schools, colleges, teachers and technicians.Whether you’ve undertaken CPD at the National STEM Learning Centre, locally, online or through our partners in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you deserve to be celebrated.We have just extended the deadline to apply for our ENTHUSE...

Sharing ideas and inspiration at CPD for maths scholars

Last month, STEM Learning hosted CPD for the Mathematics Teacher Training Scholarship Scheme, organised by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).The scholarship gives the best maths graduates the chance to start an exciting career in teaching, with scholars receiving access to resources, two years’ free membership of professional...

We’re going on a bug hunt, are you?

The Great Bug Hunt is a competition for primary groups. It is run by the Association for Science Education, in partnership with the Royal Entomological Society.This exciting competition, now in its sixth year, fits into the curriculum and helps to develop Working Scientifically. It's a great way to get children to explore outside and...

£15,000 available to highlight science and technology achievements

The Science and Technology Facilities (STFC) Council’s Public Engagement Spark Awards have returned.Awards of up to £15,000 are available to schools and STFC scientists and engineers, facility users, museums, science communicators, and amateur astronomy groups to:encourage and support high-quality public engagement activities that highlight STFC’s...

Tell us what you think of the STEM Learning magazines (and be in with a chance of winning)

We hope you have enjoyed reading issue 8 and 9 of the STEM Learning magazines. As we move into the fourth year of the magazines, we want to ensure that they still help, support and inspire you to try something different in your classroom.Let us know what you thinkWe have created a short survey so you can tell us what you think about our...

Grants available for your engineering projects

The Engineering Education Grant Scheme provides support for UK-based educational projects that aim to increase engineering knowledge in young people aged 5-19.Funding is available for UK-based engineering projects, which aim to inspire young people with the world of engineering. As this year’s scheme is being supported by the Year of Engineering,...

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