Rachel Jackson's public profile

UsernameRachel Jackson
OrganisationNational STEM Learning Centre
Current RoleConsultant/adviser

I am a primary specialist, based at STEM learning in York. As a primary specialist, I have different areas of interest within the STEM subjects. I have developed CPD and resources across science, computing, D&T, and engineering. I currently work on developing content for primary computing and love finding out how computing links to subjects learnt at primary school. Previously I worked in London as a primary classroom teacher, co-ordinator, and leading science teacher.


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Using space as a context

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Exploring Space as a context

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What is Engineering 01

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Simple STEM activities to do at home

I’m a teacher who has lots of experience teaching primary age children. Teaching at home should be easy, right? No, it most certainly isn’t!There is a distinct lack of enthusiasm from my nine-year-old, who is under the impression that he’s on holiday. With the constant interruptions, dive-bombing of online meetings and sloping off to play on...

Ten activities for Space Week

World Space Week takes place annually from 4-10 October, but running a Space Week is a great thing to do at any time of the year. Here are some ideas to get you started, either as a class or as part of a whole school space week.Ten activities for Space WeekExcite younger learners with these engaging short films showing the alien Paxi exploring the...

Ten ways to drive science in primary schools

 How do you support science teaching and learning in your primary school? Whether you are a new science leader or a seasoned hand, below are ten tips to ensure that all of your children receive a first-class science education. 1. AuditAudit your school to see how much science is being done. Include questions such as:How many hours a...