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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Senior Mathematical Challenge

Taking place in your own school or college on Tuesday 7 November 2017, the Senior Mathematical Challenge is a 90-minute multiple-choice question paper, designed to stimulate mathematical thinking and problem-solving in large numbers of pupils. Papers are returned to the UKMT for marking, and results are...

Pro's and Con's of Self Employed vs Employed - "A Collectors Tale"

I come into the school under the premise of being a "Collector" - this provokes different ideas such as Tax Collector, Rubbish Collector, Ticket Collector but I explain that I'm just "A Collector" and proceed to show the students my three most value pride and joys in my collection - A Pair of...

Big Ideas Programme

The Big Ideas programme is a STEM and enterprise competition with a focus on sustainability and entrepreneurship. It is delivered in partnership with energy, utility and construction companies based locally, who provide business mentors to support teams of pupils (in KS3) to generate solutions, 'Big Ideas', to...

Engineers Are Us

What do Engineers do all day? Think outside the box with Angie the Angel-neer or join us in a new take at the Three Little Piggies story! Formats: - lesson interruption show "Angel-neering" (~10 mins) - story telling show "3 Little (Engineer) Piggies" (~25 mins)

Maths Busking

Have the street busking approach to maths in your school! We cater for all Key Stages. Primary schools: - KS1 Story Telling show (story circle, ~60 people) - KS2 Stage Show (assembly style, large audience) - KS2 Lesson Hijack (short interruption of any lesson) - KS2 Workshops (class size) - Y6 Masterclasses Secondary...

Bristol ChemLabS: Primary Science Assemblies- Gases in the Air

These last 45 to 60 minutes. (Normally based on Gases in the Air) Experiments will be demonstrated with liquid nitrogen (a very cold liquid), dry ice (solid carbon dioxide), oxygen, acetylene, hydrogen and helium. There will be some loud bangs and some setting fire to materials.  Some minor reactions...

Dr Ken - Inspiring STEM shows and Workshops

producing creative and bespoke STEM days for schools at all key stages and development programmes for educational professionals since 1997. Shows and workshops balance entertainment and engagement with topics from the curriculum.​"Your workshops were an inspirational combination of theory and practice,...

School of Physical Sciences Outreach

The University of Liverpool's School of Physical Sciences offers Outreach in Maths, Chemistry and Physics for all school ages above reception.Maths workshops available include the FunMaths Roadshow, GCSE Revision, Dragon Quizzes and individual workshops such as code breaking, maths in art, fractions, and maths...

Wonderdome Mobile Planetarium

WonderDome presenter- led astronomy shows  WonderDome Mobile Planetarium delivers mobile space shows to hundreds of schools, scouts organisations, museums, private parties as well as local organisations. We offer our service across South Yorkshire, Leicestershire Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Birmingham, North...

Exploring Evolution, Inheritance and Adaptation through Fossils

With a focus on what fossils can tell us about evolution, adaptation and inheritance students are challenged to have a go at solving some of the puzzles palaeontologists face as they attempt to understand more about life in the past and extinction events.  A very tactile and practical workshop with lots of...

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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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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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