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Trainee teacher? We are here to help

We recognise that it is a very challenging time for trainee teachers. You should be consolidating your skills and knowledge this term in a school environment, but instead you may be feeling under-equipped to start teaching in September.

At STEM Learning, we are determined to support you to develop your subject knowledge...

Padlock challenge

Simple STEM activities to do at home: padlock challenge

I have quite a few friends across the country who are trying to entertain and educate their kids at home while at the same time keep them safe and happy. I wanted to help them but I wanted to create something a bit different, and a bit of a surprise. So I sent each of them a bag of sweet treats… but to eat them they first had to do...

Simple STEM activities at home for young children

Like most parents, I am new to home learning. Having two young children under the age of five, I really struggled to see how I could entertain them both and work at home at the same time. At STEM Learning, I work in communications, so I’m adept at juggling projects, new challenges and being creative, but this is another level...

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Connect your classroom live - under the sea

Join pioneering exploration of the Indian Ocean's uncharted depths during Submarine Live from 25-29 March 2019. You can sign up for front-row seats at encounteredu.com/live/submarine-live-2019.Watch Nekton Mission's pioneering submersible-based exploration of the deep ocean around Seychelles. From 200 to 3,000 metres below the surface of the ocean...

Get on track this British Science Week with new resources from Network Rail

British Science Week 2019 is all about journeys. So, what better time to officially launch a brand new set of resources developed by STEM Learning and Network Rail?Themed around Network Rail and the UK rail system, students of all ages will be able to investigate and explore issues applying their science, design and technology and physics...

Addressing the under-representation of girls in STEM

Addressing the under-representation of girls taking science, technology, engineering, maths and computing (STEM) subjects at school and college is fundamental to achieving gender diversity within the STEM workforce.Recent statistics published by WISE show that women make up less than a quarter of the core STEM workforce in the UK, and only 12% of...

STEM Learning and in2scienceUK: working together to empower young people

in2scienceUK and STEM Learning have partnered to improve access to STEM careers, bringing together STEM Learning’s network of STEM role models, STEM Ambassadors and the inspirational work placement scheme run by in2scienceUK.in2scienceUK works to empower students from low-income backgrounds to achieve their potential and progress to STEM degrees...

Take part in the Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge

The Manufacturing Technologies Association has developed the TDI Challenge to promote the great design and technology and engineering work of teachers and students.The aim of the competition is to promote STEM skills and help the technology industry better understand the challenges faced in education and how the industry can assist through...

Duracell’s Big Battery Hunt is back!

Young people in primary schools across the UK are invited to take part in Duracell’s Big Battery Hunt. This programme encourages children to think about the importance of recycling, and are challenged to collect as many used batteries as they can.Once you have signed up, every child will receive a free battery collection box, and you can also...

Bringing industry and education together to inspire young people into STEM

Six schools from the borough of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon (ABC) have signed up to Northern Ireland’s first locally funded ENTHUSE Partnership.Funded by the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry, Craigavon Industrial Development Organisation, Healthcare Analytics, Perspective Economics, and Southern Health & Social Care...

Ultimate STEM Challenge: helping students make the world a better place

Your students are the future so maybe they should start thinking about what sort of world they want to live in.With all the panic surrounding climate change, plastics in the oceans and the damage humans have done to the planet, everything can feel a bit doom and gloom. But within that grey fog of misery, there’s a...

Royal Society announces new funding for schools and colleges

The Royal Society has announced that its 2019 round of Partnership Grants is now open.Since it started in November 2000, the Partnership Grants scheme has awarded over £1.3 million to over 800 schools and colleges, igniting enthusiasm for STEM in thousands of young people across the UK.Partnership Grants of up to £3,000 are available to schools...

STEM Clubs Week is here!

This week we are shining a spotlight on STEM Clubs everywhere and celebrating the amazing strides that take place in inspiring the next generation of professionals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.Get involvedEnter our photo competition to winHow would you like to win £150 worth of education supplies for your STEM Club? All you...

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