There are lots of resources available for teachers to access from our partner organisations and companies, many of which are free-of-charge. Scroll down to find links that signpost where to find inspiring ideas for activities, challenges, competitions and awards for STEM project work, as well as careers information. We also have some great educational material on our YouTube Channel.
The CREST Awards scheme is an education scheme run by the British Science Association for young people, providing science enrichment activities to inspire and engage 5-to-19-year olds. When we talk about science we mean it in the broadest sense possible, inclusive of natural and social sciences, engineering, maths and technology. CREST gives pupils the chance to participate in hands-on science through investigations and enquiry-based learning, supporting them to solve real-life STEM challenges through practical investigation and discussion.
It can be run in schools, after school clubs, other organisations or at home. CREST Awards challenges pupils to work creatively with freedom and independence throughout, they will have fun developing their problem solving and communication skills and links well to the national curriculum.
Star and SuperStar levels are designed to be easy-to-run for children typically aged 5-7 and 7-11 years. Children gain an Award by completing eight challenges, which are available to download from the CREST resource library. They also provide helpful tips sheets for you to use, explaining the scientific themes and offering guidance on conversation topics for your children.
You can download CREST Star and SuperStar passport templates for your pupils to track their progress once you create a free account.
Once your pupils have completed 8 different 1 hour activities, they can receive a certificate and a fabric badge for the cost of £1 per pupil.
Summer STEM Activity Pack
STEMPOINT East have created a fantastic Summer STEM Activity Pack for KS2, KS3, KS4 and KS5 students to enjoy.
The Unique-a-saurus is perfect for in school or at home.
The 15 minute video is aimed at 5-12 year olds and explores curriculum themes, such as classification, as well as broader concepts including belonging, embracing difference and wellbeing. Together with a suite of associated free resources, this positive and uplifting story of belonging is a great way to finish the year
Association for Science Education: https://www.ase.org.uk/resources
Hertfordshire Opportunities Portal: https://www.hopinto.co.uk/
Institution of Civil Engineers: https://www.ice.org.uk/knowledge-and-resources/ice-library
Institute of Mathematics & Its Applications/Maths Careers: https://www.mathscareers.org.uk/
Institution of Mechanical Engineers: https://www.imeche.org/careers-education
Institute of Physics: https://www.iop.org/education/index.html
Royal Society of Biology: https://www.rsb.org.uk/teachers
Royal Society of Chemistry: https://edu.rsc.org/
Tomorrow’s Engineers: https://www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/
Platform providing access to school network/provision of live/recorded materials: learnliveuk.com