Sensory science

Sensory science: engaging students through hands-on approaches

It really is amazing to enter a classroom when the children are absolutely delighted to see you. It’s something I experienced whilst developing lesson plans for special needs schools.

As a science specialist, I used my experience running workshops to devise six super-sensory hands-on chemistry lessons –...

CERN

Cutting edge science: the science of now

The University of Manchester gets Nobel Prize for graphene. Gene therapy could eradicate cancer and heart disease. Large Hadron Collider scientists developing new cancer treatments.

These are just three headlines that have emblazoned the front of national newspapers in recent times. When students think...

Mathematics CPD at STEM Learning

Leaders of mathematics: taking the next steps to develop your department

Becoming a leader of mathematics can be a daunting, but very exciting, prospect for teachers. We chatted to Marcia Gunson, a mathematics teacher in Leeds, who shared how she prepared for the challenge by attending our New and aspiring leaders of mathematics CPD.How did you find out about the CPD?

I found out about the course, and the...

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Ultimate STEM lesson for Ultimate STEM Challenge winners

Broadcaster and documentarian Reggie Yates joined students of Bredon Hill Academy in Worcestershire recently for the Ultimate STEM Lesson.The special one-off lesson was the students’ prize for winning this year’s Ultimate STEM Challenge competition, a national school science competition from the BP Educational Service, with the final held in March...

The Big Bang Fair 2018: bringing STEM to life

The Big Bang Fair offers a world of inspiration for young people and brings learning to life.Taking place from 14-17 March 2018 at the NEC in Birmingham, visitors are spoilt for choice with hands-on activities and a range of stage shows.This fair provides a fantastic opportunity for young people to see STEM brought to life in an unexpected way and...

Register your interest to get Quantum Ambassadors to work with your students

We’re currently developing an exciting new project to get your A level students involved with quantum physics.It is a free project that aims to get Quantum Ambassadors, researchers in the field of quantum physics, into your classroom to bring cutting-edge physics and technology to life. Perfect for A level or equivalent students of physics or...

The Little Big Futures has launched!

Cisco and STEM Learning have relaunched the Little Big Awards for 2017 which has now been renamed to the Little Big Futures.The Internet of Things is about connecting everyday objects to send, receive and process data to solve real-world issues. The Little Big Futures programme is aimed at students aged 11-14 and has a collection of five one-...

Survey of STEM teachers: your views matter

IFF Research is conducting a survey of national importance with secondary school and sixth form (or equivalent) STEM teachers.The Engineering Brand Monitor survey, now in its ninth year, is conducted annually and is the UK’s most authoritative source of data on perceptions of STEM subjects and careers.For the 2017 survey to be a success, IIF...

New partnership boosts STEM support for schools

STEM Learning and Tomorrow's Engineers are launching Tomorrow’s Engineers ENTHUSE Partnerships to build strategic industry relations and develop the teaching of STEM subjects in schools in priority areas.With funding from the Careers and Enterprise Company and Project ENTHUSE, this new programme will support young people to increase their...

Build a rocket for 2018: get involved in the UK Youth Rocketry Challenge

Do you know a team of young people aged 11-18 who love problem-solving and have strong interests in STEM subjects?Get them signed up for the UK Youth Rocketry Challenge!The competition is a great way to engage young people in STEM subjects through the building, designing and launching of a model rocket.The UK winners will compete against teams...

Dr Emily Grossman honoured at event celebrating STEM education

On 4 October 2017, renowned scientist and education advocate Dr Emily Grossman became one of our honorary STEM Ambassadors.The presentation took place at the 2017 STEM Inspiration Awards, hosted by Lord Sainsbury of Turville at the House of Lords, and supported by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation. Honorary STEM Ambassadors are representatives...

Get your questions answered by the Independent Behaviour Adviser for DfE

Tom Bennett, Behaviour Adviser to the Department for Education and founder of researchED, will be our special guest for a Q&A session as part of our Managing behaviour for learning, free online CPD.Tom has recently authored Creating a culture: how school leaders can optimise behaviour, an independent review for the UK Government and...

A winning formula: driving engagement in STEM subjects

If you are looking for a STEM challenge that will test your students’ creativity, teamwork and their approach to problem-solving, why not take a look at the F1 in Schools Formula 1 Technology Challenge?F1 in Schools is a motorsport project that challenges students in schools and colleges to design, test and manufacture a prototype Formula 1 car....

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