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Wind Tunnel Testing

In this activity, students explore the requirements of aerodynamic design through testing simple shapes in a wind tunnel and explain the link between the test results from a wind tunnel and air resistance. The activity focuses on students acquiring an understanding of aerodynamics through testing, experimenting and...

Makerbot 3D printing educators guide and project ideas

This Makerbot educations guidebook supports the users of 3D printers to understand the basics on how 3D printers work and how to use them, including a crash course on 3D design. It provides nine, 3D printing lesson plans to integrate the technology into the classroom, bringing STEM and project based learning to a...

Understanding electronic principles

These electronics resources from Kitronik help students to:

  • Understand simple electronic components
  • Identify circuit symbols
  • Calculate resistance values
  • Calculate capacitor values
  • Understand how a potential divider works
  • Understand components such as...

People like me guidance

Developed by the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) campaign, the People Like Me approach is an initiative designed to speak to girls aged 11-14 on their terms and demonstrate that STEM is very much for “people like them”. The two-and-a-half-hour People Like Me training for STEM Ambassadors covers the...

People like me long session

This session allows Stem Ambassadors to work with groups to help students to make career decisions,  think about how they will fit in when choosing their own future directions. The session highlights which job roles can suit individual personalities – these roles are not restricted to STEM...

Stem Ambassador experience videos

We know that sometimes it can be difficult to visualise what STEM Ambassadors actually do.

Even after speaking to colleagues who are old hands at delivering activities, questions can still remain. Why do I need to meet the teacher first? What if the students are bored? How do I make it relevant...

Stem Ambassador induction training

All STEM Ambassadors must do an induction, either face-to-face offered by your local STEM Ambassador Hub or online.


Module 1

Watch the first module of the STEM Ambassadors induction covering the steps to becoming an approved STEM Ambassador.


Silver Award: Triathlon

These materials look at three possible projects that relate to the bicycle used by an athlete in a triathlon: * Communications project - students gather information and give advice about which bike is suitable for a range of users. * Practical project - students undertake practical experiments to investigate the...

Gold Award: Triathlon

These materials look at three possible projects that relate to the sports equipment a triathlete may use:

* Communications project - students act as members of a research team that develops prosthetic limbs and running shoes. Funding for this work is required. Students devise an approach to suitable...

STEM and Economic Wellbeing

These tools have been produced for the Department for Education by the Centre for Science Education. The materials are for STEM and economic wellbeing curriculum leaders, teachers and support staff working together to meet the needs of their learners. They will also be useful for STEM and economic wellbeing...


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