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STEM and STEAM for Cartography

Mini Map Makers is creating a Poster for STEM and STEAM for Cartography. How Cartography interacts with the elements! 

This is working progress and a draft copy will be out soon!

Topical Science Updates

Topical Science Updates are monthly newsletters for schools focusing on some of the big, quirky and interesting science stories in the news. 

Each month 3 or 4 stories are featured to help teachers embed topical science in their everyday teaching.

Each story has links to articles, video clips and...

Making a Difference to Professional Practice

The National STEM Learning Centre and Network supports the teaching and learning of science, design and technology, computing, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in schools and colleges throughout the United Kingdom, from primary level to post-16.

We enable educators and partner organisations to...

Computing Concept Cards

Used to support teaching of computing in primary schools, these information sheets offer primary teachers an explanation of the six key concepts of computational thinking as defined by CAS (Computing at School).

The resource, created by the Barefoot Computing project, would prove useful to teachers new to...

Where Does Food Come From?

In this activity, aimed at Early Years children find out if a food comes from a plant or an animal. Using a selection of foods and food packaging they name each food and say where it originates from. Children are then asked to sort cards into food from plants or animals then match the food cards to their sources....

How Does Food Grow?

Aimed at Early Years this activity looks at food which comes from plants, with children learning about what a plant needs in order to grow well and caring for a growing plant. Children taste some herbs and learn that some plants can be eaten but that others cannot. They then think about what a seed needs to grow...

What Foods Are in Season?

In this activity, aimed at Early Years Foundation Stage children learn about the seasons and the different fruit and vegetables which are ready to eat at different times of the year.

Children discuss the seasons thinking about: the things that may be observed in each, the clothes worn and activities that...

Metal Packaging Museum

The primary activity introduces the theme of museums and collections and links to historical enquiry and interpretation. It also provides opportunities for chronological sequencing and writing explanatory texts. Children look at a variety of examples of metal packing from the late 1800’s to the present day and say...

EO Detective Competition

The EO Detective competition is for children in primary and secondary schools in the UK. The winning three entries will have the opportunity to have a photograph of the Earth, taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station. Details of how to enter are given in the competition details sheet and example...

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