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Making Shadow Puppets

In this cross curricular activity, children learn about light and shadows by creating shadow puppets which tell the story of a myth or legend. Teacher’s notes provide a step by step guide to creating the shadow puppets, showing how to create moving parts; it also shows how to set up a shadow theatre to tell the...

Watching a Glacier (7-11)

This activity uses satellite images of the Earth to show how a glacier has changed over almost three decades. Children are asked to measure the glacier to find out how much it has changed in size and to compare false-colour images to suggest how this helps us find out more about environmental change. This resource...

Making a Difference to Professional Practice

The National STEM Learning Centre and Network supports the teaching and learning of science, design and technology, computing, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in schools and colleges throughout the United Kingdom, from primary level to post-16.

We enable educators and partner organisations to...

Earth Ball Activity Book

This booklet provides a range of activities which look at the Earth and what we can find out about it. Cross curricular activities encompass science, geography and literacy and include facts, question sheets and practical activities, all designed to provoke interest and awareness of the Earth and its place in the...

Stevie Steel vs Alice Aluminium

This activity aimed at primary learners looks at the properties and uses of materials focussing on aluminium and steel. Children find out more about these two materials and how they differ and learn about how much energy can be saved if these materials are recycled. They then design two cartoon characters; Alice...

EO Detective Competition

The EO Detective competition is for children in primary and secondary schools in the UK. The winning three entries will have the opportunity to have a photograph of the Earth, taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station. Details of how to enter are given in the competition details sheet and example...

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