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 –...

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...

Virtual Reality in the classroom

How can Virtual Reality be used in STEM subjects?

The shortage of students pursuing STEM subjects at university or through higher education has received a lot of attention over the past few years. According to consultancy firm AT Kearney, just one in eleven young people takes maths or physics at A-Level.

This, in turn, is having an impact on the UK job...

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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...

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...

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...

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....

Gatsby launches Good Practical Science report to transform practical science education

A new report outlining ten benchmarks to transform practical science education in England been published by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation.The Good Practical Science report details recommendations to help secondary schools achieve world-class science education. The benchmarks include recommendations for schools, policymakers, Ofsted and teacher...

New CAD training programme for schools and colleges

Fusion 360 is an online tool that connects your entire product development process in a single cloud-based platform.You can design, render, virtually assemble parts and test designs through this one tool.Launching this autumn, we're running a new programme of Fusion 360 CPD. Taking teachers and technicians from Computer Aided Design (CAD)...

Library of STEM activities for teachers gains new platform

The STEM Directory, an online directory of educational STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities has found a new home with STEM Learning.The STEM Directory is an online catalogue of activities that enhance the teaching of STEM in schools and colleges across the UK. Created by the Royal Institution, the STEM Directory will...

Classroom displays competition: could you be one of this term’s winners?

With the start of the new academic year comes the inevitable classroom of blank display boards.If you would like to give your classroom a new lease of life, then have a look at some of the displays teachers have sent in over the last year.As the term progresses and display boards blossom into being, then why not add your classroom display to our...

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