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 Science Workshops

Lab Rascals is an award winning interactive science entertainment company in Yorkshire and the Humber. Lab Rascals educate, inspire and entertain children with the magnificent world of science and engineering.Due to Lab Rascals extensive research at the University of Hull into children’s perceptions of science...

Planetarium Shows - Space

About our planetarium systemOur ShowsOur 40 minute shows take place inside Lab Rascals portable planetarium. The dome can be set up in any large, indoor space with a smooth, clean floor area of 6 by 7m, a clear ceiling height of 3.5m and access to mains power. The dome accommodates up to 35 primary-aged children...

Bits and Pieces: Secrets of a Digital World

DescriptionThe presentation is a look at the maths behind how we send messages on the internet.We will look at how photos, videos and messages are turned into 1s and 0s, using binary numbers, and then transmitted.We will introduce Hedy Lemarr, the woman who invented frequency hopping, an idea we still...

Your ultimate guide to time travel

Few people know that time travel isn’t just possible – it has already been done.In this mind-expanding talk, students will hear the stories of people who have travelled into their own futures and lived to tell the tale. And how you rely on the same physics whenever you use the map on your smartphone.We...

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....

geodesic dome building workshops

Infinite Arts is offering a practical workshop in Geodesic Dome building. This half day or full day session can be designed for a Y5, Y6, Y7 or Y8 class (up to 30 pupils at a time).Learning objectives include: maths, problem solving, team work, engineeringDuring the workshop pupils will• Experiment with straws...

STAR Centre

The STAR Centre in keighley is a lively science hub that uses space as a theme to encourage learners into undertaking science related subjects.Come and explore our space world. Undertake lifelike Mission Control simulations, drive a planetary rover in our Astrobotics area, conduct experiments in our Laboratory and...

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...

Rebel Star: The Sun's Greatest Mysteries

The Sun is many things: beauty, beacon, battery, belligerent. It’s the biggest thing for light-years around and yet we actually know relatively little about it.That’s changing thanks to an armada of new spacecraft recently lofted into the solar system to scrutinise the Sun in unprecedented detail. In...

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...

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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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