STEM Directory

The STEM Directory is a database of providers offering STEM enhancement and enrichment to schools and colleges locally and nationally.  Teachers can easily search for shows, workshops, debates, challenges, visiting speakers and more.

Find exciting opportunities for in-class support, memorable days out, and engaging projects to motivate your students.

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Hands-On Engineering

Being hands-on designing and building your own ideas is always fun and often brings out talents you never knew you had!  We have seen this time and again on these workshops, allowing pupils to develop lots of new skillsWhether it is building a tent or Tepee, deciding how to move water around or finding out how...

Air Power Science

Skill Supply staff have had a keen interest on how and why things fly for decades, ever since our Director Dom was an RAF Air Cadet, anything that can fly has been captivating.  Did you know he even flew solo before he could drive a car?!  With children conducting experiments where things fly or move...

Science of Us

Dr Liz Surry has had a long academic career studying the biological processes that make the heart work whilst Dom has worked on medicines development.  Between them, they have over 40 years laboratory experience which they love to share in engaging and memorable ways.  So our science days aren’t...

The Cloud Factory

A super-sensory hands-on workshop for primary and SEN schools with an award winning science presenter. Using some special equipment we make and explore dry ice clouds using all our senses. See the cloud, touch its softness, hear it being made. Then smell and taste it as flavourings are added. Its a great way...

3...2...1...LAUNCH!

A day of hands-on rocket workshops which can be adapted for the whole school, including SEN schools.Pupils will build and test a stomp rocket then modify it to optimise it's flight. They learn about the effects of some forces (especially drag and gravity!) first-hand. We'll explore ways to create a fair...

The Jack and the Beanstalk Science Show

Have you ever made a cloud/made some butter/ eaten gold/thought about giant beanstalks?Oh no you haven't?! Oh yes you can!This interactive science show uses the traditional tale as a hook for exploring some interesting science. Pupils help with demonstrations and the whole audience get involved with making butter...

RSPB schools on reserves at Saltholme

Saltholme is a wetland oasis in the heart of industrial Teeside. Here nature thrives amongst a backdrop of industry and the iconic transporter bridge.We have a range of habitats for your class to explore, ideal for a hands on and immersive experience. You could get stuck in with pond dipping or minibeast...

Kids in Space

A fun fifty-minute long interactive performance that takes children on an imaginary journey through our solar system. Highlights include: a recreation of Neil Armstrong’s first step, a bombardment by asteroids and built-to-scale model planets that show how small the Earth is compared to its giant neighbours!The...

Team Tim

Team Tim, a hugely entertaining and interactive science show invites primary school audiences to help British ESA Astronaut Tim Peake train for his next space mission! Help Tim to keep fit, do quick calculations, conduct science experiments, grow space plants, launch small satellites, and perform a thrilling...

RoboKids

RoboKids takes primary school audiences on a fun and inspiring journey into the future of space exploration, programming and robots.  Help programme our friendly robot “Nao” and her friends for a joint human and robotic Aurora mission to Mars! Linked to the National Curriculum Key Stages 1...

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The Royal Institution runs two enrichment and enhancement grant schemes. Grants of up to £500 are available to UK-registered state schools to host a STEM activity selected from the STEM Directories.

There are a number of other organisations that offer grants to schools.

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The STEM Directory contains searchable activities that enhance STEM teaching in schools and colleges. Teachers can search for shows, workshops, debates, challenges, visiting speakers and more.

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