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...

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...

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...

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...

Carve a Career - BE AWESOME!

A cross-curricular thought-provoking session that opens the minds of the audience as they begin to carve their own careers.How do you end up with a diverse career portfolio? In Matthew's case, it started out from studying the STEM subjects, but not at the expense of other subject areas. His biggest learning has...

Volunteer with Youth STEM Matters - Youth Led Scientific Journal

Youth STEM Matters is a youth led scientific journal, created by Youth STEM 2030 to provide a platform for young people to share their research findings, ideas and innovations with the world!We publish articles which have a real world impact, and can help solve some of the biggest global challenges, from the climate...

The STAAR (Summer Time Advanced Aerospace Residency) Programme

Applications for STAAR 2020 are now open!  The STAAR Programme will be running from 20 - 24 July and 27 July - 31 July 2020.The STAAR (Summer Time Advanced Aerospace Residency) Programme is brought to you by Northrop Grumman, with the support of the Northrop Grumman Foundation, and in partnership with the...

Sphero Robot Coding

These exciting educational workshops use Sphero SPRK+ programmable robot balls.  These versatile machines allow pupils to draw, drive or code their routes on the ground and even in water!From letter and number formation in younger years to coding around mazes for older children, Spheros allows all age groups to...

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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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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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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