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Big Schools' Birdwatch Activities

These activities, aimed at primary children, link to aspects of design and technology and literacy. Children follow recipes to make a variety of food for birds including pine cone lardy seed feeders, suet nut log and edible pictures.

This activity is part of the...

STEM Ambassador Impact Tool

The STEM Ambassador Impact Tool provides a quick and easy method of collecting impact data. STEM Ambassador Hubs, STEM Ambassadors and educators are encouraged to use the tool to evidence the impact of engagement on young people. Click below to access the tool and the supporting guidance.

 

Who is Paxi?

In this short animation Paxi, the ESA mascot, introduces himself explaining where he comes from. Once able to fly his spaceship was able to explore and takes us around space, before finding Earth. He compares features of the Earth to his home planet looking at similarities and differences.

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Working Scientifically in the Primary Classroom

This booklet has been produced to help teachers understand how to ‘work scientifically’ within the primary science curriculum for England. It includes progression of enquiry skills grids from Early Years Foundation Stage through to Key Stage Three and child friendly self and peer assessment posters to support all...

ENTHUSE partnership impact report 2017

ENTHUSE Partnership funding enables groups of four to eight schools and colleges to work together, with support from STEM Learning on a two-year intensive programme to raise aspiration and achievement in STEM subjects. Each Partnership can access up to £20,000 worth of support, including face-to-face CPD, in-school...

STEM Learning primary magazine - spring 2018

This issue of the primary magazine includes articles on:

  • Evolve your teaching of evolution and inheritance by Karen Brunyee
  • Sailing ahead: the Polar Explorer programme by Bryony Turford
  • Beyond the partnership by Steve Thurgur
  • Outdoor learning with astronomy and space by Tom...

Taking photographs from the International Space Station

During his mission to the International Space Station, Tim Peake shared many spectacular photographs of the Earth. During this interview, recorded in  March 2017, he talks about taking the photographs and what such images can be used for. The teacher guide will help you find the segment or sections that are most...

Defining primary science expertise

Learning science and closely associated subjects at primary school helps children to explore, investigate and understand the world around them. This...

Retaining and developing the teaching workforce

This report examines whether the Department for Education is supporting the schools sector effectively to retain and develop the teaching workforce.

Higher order thinking skills

A very useful, science-related overview of current theories and frameworks.  The resource includes

  • a look at the major concepts, such as metacognition, proceedural knowledge, problem solving and critical thinking
  • theories related to learning and higher order thinking skills...

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