This practical activity outlines how to grow plants hydroponically in the classroom. It aims to give students an understanding of the basic growth needs of plants. It also shows how hydroponics can be utilised to provide food to humans as our population expands.This technique can be expanded in a number of ways, for...
This More Maths Grads resource, from the Maths Careers website, investigates the maths used in transport and is based on the travelling salesman problem.Students are given a table containing information on the cost of air travel between nine different cities and asked to plan a route that visits each destination at...
Imagine Cup is a global competition that empowers the next generation of computer science students to team up and use their creativity, passion and knowledge of technology to create applications that shape how people live, work and play. Imagine Cup
The Olympiad offers schools across the UK a series of competition papers that focus on astronomy and astrophysics. It is a gateway to competing in the International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA).British Astronomy & Astrophysics Olympiad (BAAO)
This series of five videos describes what one needs to consider when setting up a STEM club, and the range of different ways in which one can approach it.Benefits of setting up a club
The videos below describe how to create your own club identity, extend the impact of a club, and how to establish successful relationships with other schools and a local community.Working with your local community
The four videos below focus on the impact of STEM clubs on achievement, opportunities for staff CPD, and the awards and competitions open to clubs.Awards and competitions
This handy guide has been produced with a view to helping others deal with the practicalities of starting up a STEM Club. The guide includes advice on the following:Decide on why you want to set up a STEM clubApproach people who might be interested in getting involvedTimingDecide on who your club members will...
Engineering Connections, presented by Richard Hammond, looks at how engineers and designers use historic inventions and clues from the natural world in ingenious ways to develop new buildings and machines.
This report, completed by the Institute for Employment Studies (IES), was commissioned by STEMnet (the Science, Engineering, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network). It investigates the impact of the STEM Ambassador and STEM Clubs programmes on young people’s employability skills.