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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Electricity & Circuits Workshop

This workshop will introduce primary school children to electricity and circuits by interacting with and building with Snap Circuits.The workshop will cover the following objectives from the national curriculum in Science:identify common appliances that run on electricityconstruct a simple series electrical circuit,...

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...

Izzy's Incredible Adventure

Meet Izzy. She’s on an adventure to see a friend, but needs lots of help to get there! Can you help her?In this show, Izzy and your audience will discover different kinds of transport together to get across land, sea and air.What types of shape make a boat float the best? Do you know how a hot air balloon...

Bubbles and Balloons

Explore the best bits of bubbles and balloons! From blowing them to bursting them, discover all the amazing things you can do in between.Can bubbles be made square? Are you brave enough to stick a skewer in a balloon? Can you put a person in a bubble?You and your audience will be wowed by our giant bubbles...

Music to your Ears

How do we make sounds, record sounds and see sounds? This exciting presentation, with lots of demonstrations and audience interaction, reveals the secrets from the basics of sound to the latest in music technology. Witness the ultimate ‘hands-free’ instrument and see a musical instrument played with a...

GeoBus: Free Earth science themed workshops for schools

 GeoBus is a free outreach programme run out of the Earth Sciences department of UCL. We aim to bring engaging, hands-on sessions to school students. Our range of workshops cover Year 1 to Year 12 and complement the curriculum, whilst giving a great insight into the breadth of Earth science as a subject...

Covid Safe - CSI, Crime Scene and Forensic Investigation Workshops

***Our sessions are Covid safe and we are still taking bookings. As well as the PPE that we usually supply for our sessions (including CSI overalls, gloves, masks and over shoes (workshop dependant)), we now also utilise visors and ensure equipment is sanitised both before and after sessions. ***CSI Training and...

Schools on Reserves at RSPB Avalon Marshes

Bring your class for a fun and active outdoor learning experience in a natural setting. Join us at our Avalon Marshes reserves, including RSPB Ham Wall, part of the Somerset Levels, about two miles west of Glastonbury. The area is steeped in history, archaeology, wildlife and atmosphere - there is so...

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...

The VEX IQ Challenge (VEX Robotics)

The VEX IQ Challenge allows students to design and build a robot from scratch to compete in regional, national and international events using the VEX IQ tool-less robotic platform. The actual challenge changes every year, but the same concepts remain so students and teams knowledge can grow with the programme.The...

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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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