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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From boats to board games: winners of the classroom displays competition announced

A massive thank you to everyone who has shared photos of their most inspiring and creative classroom displays. If you haven’t taken a look at the entries, then it is well worth doing so - you may even find an idea for your own classroom!Classroom displays: primaryClassroom displays: secondaryWith so many fantastic displays to choose from, it is...

Engineer the chocolate bar of the future

The IET and Mondelēz International have teamed up to launch an engineering-themed competition for students aged 8-16.Students are invited to enter their designs for the chocolate bar of the future. The winning entry will be invited to the Bournville Factory for a once in a lifetime experience to engineer their chocolate bar in real life!The...

STEM Ambassadors motivate students through mentoring programme

A mathematics mentoring programme piloted by Holloway School in Islington, shows how secondary students can work together with role models to improve their STEM skills and careers knowledge.James Ohlson, Holloway’s Lead Practitioner in Mathematics, started the ten week mentoring programme for Year 11’s during the run up to their GCSEs last year,...

Core Maths resources find new home

Following the closure of the Core Maths Support Programme in July 2017, STEM Learning is pleased to announce that we will continue to host the complete collection of materials produced by the Core Maths Support Programme.Teaching resources, case studies, videos and other support for Core Maths can now be found at www.stem.org.uk/core-mathsThe Core...

Celebrating inspiration: winners of the 2017 ENTHUSE Celebration Awards announced

On 20 July 2017, the winners of this year’s ENTHUSE Celebration Awards were announced at a prestigious event at the House of Commons.The ENTHUSE Celebration Awards recognise and celebrate a range of inspirational teachers and technicians from across the UK.This year, we held a number of events to celebrate the quality of teaching and leadership...

STEM Ambassadors demonstrate the power of science at arts festival

On Saturday 1 July, volunteers from a collective called BrumSciComm delivered science activities to around 800 children at the Cotteridge Community Festival of Music, Art & Dance (CoCoMAD) in Cotteridge Park.  All of the CoCoMAD scientists are STEM Ambassadors and are committed to getting more young people to enjoy learning about STEM...

Help build your workforce of the future

STEM Insight brings the opportunity for industry and universities to provide immersive experiences for teachers, supporting them to better understand the diverse range of STEM careers and career paths available to young people.It allows the opportunity for low cost, small scale business investment with long term, widespread impact. Recent studies...

Design Ventura: challenge your students to design a new product for the Design Museum shop

Open to students in years 9, 10 and 11, the Design Ventura competition offers students the opportunity to consider the whole process of design, from initial ideas to manufacturing and budgets to marketing and branding.Working in teams, students develop a new product that could be sold in the Design Museum shop, demonstrating...

Spark children’s curiosity with Explorify

Explorify is a free new programme by the Wellcome Trust for primary school teachers that sparks pupils’ curiosity and develops their thinking skills. It’s free to use, requires very little preparation, and is easy to slot into your everyday timetable.The programme is open to all teachers of primary school pupils aged 5-11. There are over 50...

Youth Grand Challenges 2017 now open for applications

The British Science Association, supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has launched an exciting and innovative competition, the Youth Grand Challenges.Youth Grand Challenges is a competition which aims to engage 11-19 year old students with looking at how science and technology can be used to tackle global health and development...

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