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Activity Case Study 14: Vicki Hodges

This STEMNET activity case study describes the work of Vicki Hodges as a STEM Ambassador. In a wide range of activities, she has helped to build a space station in an infant school, worked at careers fairs for older students and lectured at universities. Vicki has worked with all age groups and enjoys sharing her...

The Great British Space Dinner - Primary Resource

The Great British Space Dinner Challenge contains six lessons:

Lesson 1 – All Aboard the International Space Station (ISS). This lesson sets the scene for the sequence of lessons with a brief Introduction to the ISS and the Great British Space Dinner Challenge.

Lesson 2: Fit...

Minibeast trackers

In this session children use their senses to look, listen and touch their way around their outdoor space - encouraging a sense of curiosity that could lead to adventures and imaginative play.

This lesson enables students to:

  • Treat animals in the environment with care and sensitivity
  • ...

Garden organic

From Garden Organic this set of cards provides growing instructions for strawberries, carrot, garlic, spring onions, spring cabbage and phacelia.  Each card is illustrated with a photograph of the plant on one side with clear cultural instructions including when to plant, when to harvest and how to care for the...

How does space affect the human body?

This infographic, from the Canadian Space Agency, describes how microgravity and increased radiation levels in space can affect astronauts' blood, circulation, muscles, nervous system, eyes, bones and DNA.

School science technician networks: a guide to setting up one and making it succeed

This guide, from the National STEM Learning Centre and Network, draws on the advice of a number of experienced senior science technicians on how to set up a technician network. A local science technician network is a great way to share expertise, solve problems, gather ideas and to carry out cost effective...

Living things and their habitats: habitats

This resource provides a selection of lesson plans, worksheets and teachers notes relating to living things and their habitats in Year Two. They include activities which help explain the life processes common to all living things and how we work out what’s alive and what’s not? Children also collect specimens and...

Rocket science: final report

In the summer of 2016, six hundred thousand children became space biologists as they began a 35 day experiment to sow and grow rocket seeds that had spent six months on board the International Space Station.

This report tells of the journey these young people...

Inspired by space: engaging girls in STEM

This guide supports educators in inspiring all children to enjoy activities relating to STEM subjects, in particular girls. It looks at statistics of women in STEM roles and introduces many female role models working in the space industry. It provides ideas for activities to support and embed learning in the...

Flying fruit

Using a huge wall map of the world, flower pots, compost and videos, children find out everything there is to know about the fruit they eat. They investigate where their fruit has travelled from, and what transport was used getting it to the UK. Children explore the different parts of fruit and compare the seeds of...

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