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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Are you teaching the first Martian?

The first person to walk on the Red Planet is probably already alive and under 18 years old. Are they at your school? In this awe-inspiring talk, packed full of stunning visuals and the latest scientific thinking, I’ll take you on a journey to Mars.Based on several of my books, including The Astronaut...

Science Writing Course - Online

What will you learn?MagazinesWhat makes a good science story?The difference between news and featuresWriting killer pitches. We’ll work through examples of successful pitches that have landed me cover features in all the top science magazines Interview techniques to get the best responses from scientists....

Institute for Research in Schools

The Institute for Research in Schools (IRIS) aims to change the culture in UK education so that authentic research and innovation is part of every young person’s experience. IRIS invites all UK secondary schools and over 16s to take part in its research projects and benefit from the charity’s support.To...

BIG Primary STEM Day - North Yorkshire Coast

What is the BIG STEM Primary Day?This event is part of a brand new careers and STEM related programme of activity, supported by employers aims to excite and showcase the variety of STEM job roles, challenge stereotyping, provide opportunity to explore careers and understand future pathways into STEM. The BIG STEM...

STEM Workshops for Schools | VSTEAM Education

STEAM workshops and school speakers for primary and secondary schools. Delivered by a qualified engineer and professional street-dancers. Covers curriculum-based topics such as coding, robotics, biology, air travel, forces and motion, electricity, energy, sustainability, solar system, Raspberry Pi and Maths...

Rocket Kids - a real rocket launch in your school

 'Rocket Kids' : a half or full day session of aspiration, invention and collaboration to give primary and secondary schools a taste of STEAM Co. in their school.Bringing together literacy, creativity and community engagement, it is perfect for KS1,2 and 3, year 7 transition and staff CPD as well as...

Who wants to be a Superhero?

Meet six real-life young scientists and engineers.  Each one has made a sixty-second video about their job and what they enjoy most about it.  We use these as a springboard to leap straight into some fascinating areas of science and engineering, with interactive demonstrations involving volunteers from the...

Hack Your Brain

An introduction to the workings of your brain & nervous system. By creating a giant 'neuron' live on stage, this show explores the ways in which nerve cells send messages through the brain and body, and looks at how we can hijack these signals to allow one human to control the movements of another

STEM Experience Days

We offer experiences designed to raise awareness, and inform young people how STEM is relevant, interesting and leads to a rewarding career. Throughout the experiences, young people have the opportunity to work on hands-on challenges, work towards the nationally recognised Industrial Cadets...

Real Science or Just Bangs? (Science of Fireworks show)

Explore the colourful and explosive world of pyrotechnics as Matthew Tosh deconstructs the STEM behind firework displays.He'll demonstrate how to create colours, different sound effects, shock waves and perfectly timed bursts in time to music, whilst ensuring that displays are safe. Fully customisable to fit your...

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Grants for school

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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About STEM Directory

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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If you provide shows, talks, workshops, challenges, museum visits, teacher CPD or other enrichment and enhancement activities that help promote STEM to schools and colleges, then you may be eligible to feature in the STEM Directory.

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