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Developing career learning in STEM

This guide is aimed at teachers of science, design and technology, computing, engineering and mathematics and those who are passionate about providing STEM career experiences. It offers immediate ideas to try, longer term solutions and resource recommendations.

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Starters for STEM

Starters for STEM consists of lots of easy to run activities suitable for children from 4-11. Designed for parents to use at home they help children develop their science, technology, engineering and maths skills. These activities are easy-to-resource and provide children with the stimulus to talk about the world...

STEM Clubs resource videos: Movie music

The below videos have been created to demonstrate the themes and activities in the Movie music resource for STEM Clubs, available free to download.


Arithmetic sequence puzzle

This resource looks at arithmetic sequences. The first puzzle involves three intersecting lines with circles marked. The challenge is to create arithmetic sequences that will fit each line. The second challenge is harder since there are four lines and more intersections. The resource is suitable for Key Stage 3...

Give me a second

This video and student worksheet set a challenge for students to make a pendulum that has a period of one second.  The video explains how the frequency of a pendulum will change with its length, and how gravitational potential energy is transferred to kinetic energy (and back again) through each pendulum swing. ...

Invent a unit

This video and worksheet from the National Physical Laboratory, asks students to invent their own unit.  The video defines what units and prefixes are, and how they are defined, and invites students to invent their own units to submit via a link on the worksheet to the NPL website.  Some of the ideas already...

Quantity Surveyor A Day in the Office

This maths in construction resource explores some common maths that a Quantity Surveyor uses while at work—most commonly to do with calculating areas and assessing the cost of a project. The session includes a group activity where students work together to calculate the costs of paint that would be needed for a...

Pythagoras' Theorem in Construction

This maths in construction resource looks at Pythagoras’ Theorem and the importance of right angles in construction. The activity is supplemented by worksheet-based calculations and links to careers in Quantity Surveying and Construction Site Manager.

Measuring in 3D

This maths in construction resource asks students to measure their classroom and make costing calculations. It also includes careers links to Quantity Surveying.

Tree project session

In this resource from the Construction Youth Trust, students are asked to create loci and constructions when working with trees on a construction project. The materials have been written to help a non-teaching STEM professional to work with students in an educational setting.

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