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Deciding Destinations KS5

The premise of this activity is that the school is sending a rover to Mars. Its mission is to search for evidence that life has ever existed there. It is the job of the class to decide where the rover should land on Mars. They will do this by working in groups and investigating six potential landing sites and...

A Teacher's Guide - Linking careers to the STEM curriculum

Linking Careers to the STEM Curriculum is a careers resource aimed at teachers of science, design and technology, computing, engineering and mathematics. It offers immediate ideas to try, longer term solutions and resource recommendations for linking careers to lessons.

This guide will help you to:

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Environmental manager

David works for the Scottish Parliament as an environmental manager. He is responsible for trying to understand the environmental impact of the parliament, such as the amount of energy it uses.  The parliament has set itself challenging targets to reduce the amount of gas and electricity it uses through initiatives...

Environmental improvement manager

Nathan is an environmental improvement manager at North East Lincolnshire County Council.  He looks at the impact of the council on climate change and what they can do to reduce that impact across the full range of council services.  He’s essentially an ‘eco-warrior’ for the council.

Curriculum links include...

Cheops mission video

 With the aid of animations, ESA’s CHEOPS (CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite) is introduced.

 The video shows how the European space telescope is being used to determine the main characteristics of known extrasolar planets. Launched in Dec. 2019 it is ESA’s first mission in the Cosmic Vision science...

Work Experience and site tours in Construction: Employer Guidance

This work experience and site tour guide has been written for employers linked to the construction sector. It provides:

  • information on how to run a site visit, including a suggested timetable
  • activity suggestions for a one week work experience
  • guidance for planning workplace events...

Who wants that job

In this resource from the Construction Youth Trust, students are asked to identify, explore and understand labour market information related to specific roles and familiarise themselves with various...

10 ways to find your STEM career

Use this poster to help your students to see how their experiences in and out of lessons will support them on their STEM career journey. 

10 years of impact on teachers, pupils and schools - lessons in excellent science education

This Impact Summary, published in 2015, showed how for the previous ten years the National Science Learning Network had provided teachers, technicians and other educators with high impact, subject-specific professional development in science and other STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics...

National STEM Learning Network: regional programme - evaluation report 2015-2016

In 2015-16, the regional Network has been found to have sustained a strong upward trajectory in the amount of CPD that it is delivering, increasing its level of CPD delivery by 45% compared to 2014-15, and surpassing the levels of CPD delivery achieved in previous years.  

The Network has also forged new...

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