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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Results from the latest TIMSS report released

Yesterday saw the release of the latest Trends in Maths and Science Study (TIMSS) report.This report provides participating countries internationally comparable data on the performance and attitudes of 9 to 10 year olds (Year 5 pupils) and 13 to 14 year olds (Year 9 students) in mathematics and science.Organised by the International Association...

The Smallpeice Trust launches new and exciting courses for 2017

With the new academic year well under way, the Smallpeice Trust is continuing its mission to give young people everything they need to fuel a passion for engineering and has recently launched a range of new and exciting courses for 2017.Smallpeice strongly believes in encouraging young people to consider a career in one of the UK’s most exciting...

Winner of Rolls-Royce Science Prize 2016 announced

Earlier this month, the winners of this year’s Rolls-Royce Science Prize were announced at their annual awards ceremony, held at the Science Museum in London.The Rolls-Royce Science Prize is the company’s flagship UK education programme and helps teachers implement science and mathematics teaching ideas in their own schools and colleges.As usual,...

Winners of 2016 STEM Inspiration Awards announced

The winners of the STEM Inspiration Awards 2016 were announced on 24 November at a prestigious event at the House of Lords.The STEM Inspiration Awards recognise the work done by a wide range of people and organisations, to enrich the experience of young people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects, and to promote the...

100% discount code for high-quality professional development

We have an exclusive offer for all teachers and technicians at state-funded schools.Get a 100% discount* off the course fee on the below CPD activities. Enjoy our high-quality CPD that is tailored to each STEM subject, take a look at which activities are eligible for the discount and get booking!Primary CPDWe’ve handpicked the following CPD that...

Upcoming events from the Royal Society of Biology

The Royal Society of Biology has a number of different education-related schemes and events coming up to help encourage young people’s interest in biology.British Biology OlympiadThe British Biology Olympiad will take place from 20 – 27 January 2017 and will consist of two, one hour multiple choice tests taken online in schools. Top...

BBC Learning launch new campaign, Terrific Scientific

BBC Learning, in partnership with Wellcome, have launched Terrific Scientific, a bold and ambitious new campaign to inspire primary children to get excited about science.Terrific Scientific is a major 18 month UK-wide campaign to bring practical science into the classroom and into our homes. Instead of lab coats and test tubes, the campaign...

Technology, Design and Innovation Challenge: your chance to win £1,000

Have you got a key stage 4 or 5 student who has a brilliant idea for a design and technology or engineering project? Are you running a group that is creating an innovative solution to a problem?If so, The Manufacturing Technologies Association is looking for innovative design and technology and engineering ideas to celebrate the creativity and...

Take a look at last year’s Little BIG Awards winners

The Little BIG Awards aim to close the engineering and digital skills gaps within the United Kingdom to attract more engineering and digital talent.This is to ensure the UK maintains its competitive edge and continues to foster innovation, which will ultimately drive economic growth.This is a rewarding and exciting opportunity for students to...

Come and visit our resource centre

Located at the heart of the National STEM Learning Centre in York, our resource centre houses the UK's largest collection of physical resources to support the teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.With thousands of resources to browse through, from books and gadgets to DVDs and a one-of-a-kind archive collection, the...

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