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Mission to the Moon

This collection of practical activities, investigations and games is all based on current lunar research. It supports many aspects of working scientifically and links to area of the curriculum including: earth and space, light and shadows, forces, materials, changes of state and rocks and soils. Activities are...

What is engineering?

This resource provides an introduction to engineering for primary children. It can be used for a whole school assembly with follow-on inquiry work, or with one class, and would be suitable for working with a STEM Ambassador.  The resource aims to break down preconceptions about engineering, looks at what...

Community STEM Clubs poster

STEM Clubs are not just for schools! They are a powerful and enjoyable way to engage young people with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

This poster is for anyone wishing to advertise a STEM Club in their local communities, be it a one-off session or recurring club; in a library or...

Robotics engineering

Take a look at exciting career paths in science, technology, engineering and math. But dion't stop there! Get involved trying real-world experiments.

Make: electricity for young makers

Have fun exploring the world of electricity. With a few essential materials - including an LED, batteries, copper wire and magnets - you can make every project in this book. 

Network Rail Leaves on the Line Resources

This resource is for Network Rail STEM Ambassadors, who have been trained as STEM Ambassadors and who have volunteered to deliver a 'Leaves on the Line' session in a primary school.

It contains a copy of the presentation for classroom use and the handbook to support ambassadors in...

Super structures

Read, build and discover! Explore the history and science behind the world's most impressive super structures, from pyramids to skyscrapers. Then create your very own impressive structures using the handy...

Ditch the dirt

This challenge enables pupils to model and test filters as a way of making dirty water cleaner. It can also be used to explore ways of making water safe to drink.  Curriculum links include separation techniques and pure substances.

The challenge can provide a focus for National Science and Engineering Week,...

Cosy Toes: Winter-Proof a Pair of Shoes

This resource provides a cross-curricular design and technology and science project aimed at primary children. Using the context of the school class going to Greenland and forgetting all their shoes, children are asked to construct shoe soles that will insulate them as they take part in a dog-sled trip. Children...

Super Sucker: Designing a Machine to Clean up Litter

This resource provides a design and technology project for older primary children. Linking to the topic of electricity, it provides a practical context in which children focus on electric circuits, motors and batteries to build their own mini-vacuum cleaner. The series of four lessons begins by introducing the...

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