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Resources: Science

Click here to view Spring 2024 STEM opportunities. Discover FREE opportunities, activity ideas and funding information for your primary school.

The Energy Game is a top trumps style card game designed to generate interest and discussion around different energy sources, … Continue reading Energy Card Game | University of Manchester (Resource)

Use the fantastic outdoor classroom of the Ennerdale Valley to help bring your pupils Geography & Science curriculums to life. Low GiIllerthwaite is a Field Studies Centre in the heart of
Ennerdale Valley. We offer a great space for residentials for school children of all ages.

Within the nuclear industry we are seeing more and more robots deployed to augment the workforce to make things safer. Sellafield and Atkins have been collaborating in the deployment of mobile robotics to aid in cell clean up

Looking for out-of-this-world STEM resources? Use the context of space to inspire and engage young people. The European Space Education … Continue reading ESERO – UK Space STEM (Resource)

Sustainable travel and carbon reduction challenges?  Then look no further. This set of mini challenge for KS2/3 are a fun way … Continue reading Our Lakes, Our Future (Lake District STEM Activity) (Resource)

Real-world application of ‘XYZ’ A simple request is to ask for a STEM Ambassador to illustrate a real-world link to … Continue reading Real-world application of ‘XYZ’ (Resource)

This is Me – I am a STEM Ambassador Talk Who are STEM Ambassadors? KS1-KS5 This is Me – I … Continue reading This is Me – I am a STEM Ambassador Talk (Resource)

A perfect STEM Activity for Primary schools is ‘STEM Story Time’ Just make a request for a STEM Ambassador to … Continue reading STEM Story Time – KS1 & KS2 (Resource)

As part of a national ambition to support sustainability in space iSH are inviting pupils in year 5 and 6 to design a robot that helps clean up space.

A green career can be any job, role or occupation that contributes to preserving or restoring the environment and our planet. These jobs can be in any industry not just those immediately seen as ‘green’ like renewable energy, energy efficiency, green technology such as electric cars, improving the environment or agriculture processes.

Use the fantastic outdoor classroom of the Ennerdale Valley to help bring your pupils Geography & Science curriculums to life. Low GIllerthwaite is a Field Studies Centre in the heart of Ennerdale Valley.

A wide-ranging resource covering English, Maths, Science at primary and secondary.

What will cities look like in 2050? How will they be powered to be vibrant, healthy and clean places to live? That’s the question put to students aged 11-14 by The Bright Ideas Challenge, Shell’s cross-curricular schools’ competition.

Range of resources and videos for EYFS, KS1 and KS2.

You can browse the National History Museum’s range of learning resources, virtual workshops and online activities that can support your teaching.

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory have produced a range of resources covering topic areas such as engineering, science and technology.

The Royal Society of Biology have provided a range of free activity resources covering diverse areas of biology that you can download and use at events, at school or at home.

If you’re looking for a great science experiment you’ve come to the right place. Science Sparks is bursting with easy science experiments for kids of all ages.

Why not create your own ready-to-go mini science event with one of their Whistlestop Science Weeks?

This brand new offer brings together virtual video content with Chester Zoos online resources to create an educational journey that touches on many areas of the national curriculum.

British Science Week 2023 is fast approaching, kicking off 10-19 March…

Leaders Award for STEM; Our free Award provides the unique opportunity to link the professionals of today with the professionals of the future.

Scottish Water have a Educational resources section on their website including – All About Water, Education Packs, Quizzes and Games

All About STEM do amazing things working with schools and businesses to promote exciting and rewarding Science, Technology Engineering and Maths opportunities, inspiring young people right across the North West!

Apps for Good provide free courses for teachers to use in their classroom.

The scheme is operated by the Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC) which is based at the University of York.

Neon brings together the UK’s best engineering experiences and inspiring careers resources to help teachers bring STEM to life with real-world examples of engineering.

With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.

Do you want STEM Ambassadors to help some of your science projects?

Developing Experts provides free Lessons that will ignite their passion for science

WWF-UK are offering free online live lessons (classes at home, school or mixture) on a variety of topics covering primary science and geography curriculum points

The Primary Science Teaching Trust is working with Science Sparks to create activities for children to have some fun with science at home.

Free resources for Science from Whizzpopbang

This collection of resources from BAE Systems contains a series of worksheets for use in the classroom.

RSPCA – The education team is aiming to provide teachers, parents and carers with engaging activities that will get young … Continue reading RSPCA

Sustainable Learning connects teachers with free learning resources and expert knowledge to inspire children about sustainability through National Curriculum learning.

The home of our ‘STEM by Stealth’ educational approach to bringing engineering and engineers into primary classrooms and curricula.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has an outreach programme.

The Jaguar Primary School Challenge is a STEM competition, open to students aged 6-11 years in teams of between 3 and 6 students.

Explorify provides free, high-quality science teaching resources aimed at Primary Schools.

We’ve got lots of volunteers who want to get involved – we could put them in touch with Science Leads to organise some activities.

Volunteers from Business Toolbox Cumbria, Mott MacDonald, Red Pike Education and Sellafield Ltd have developed workshops that take children on a journey which started 200 years ago with the birth of Florence to the current day with the building of the new Nightingale Hospitals used to help with the Coronavirus outbreak.

Find out more information on how to access £500 funding to support with your school’s science projects.

Fun, local story walks for children and the young at heart

Rolls-Royce have created a range of free resources ranging from colouring in sheets to online games, worksheets, and engaging videos.

The Cockermouth Astronomical Society are offering workshops for your children to learn about the West Cumbrian Night Sky.

Y5 Earth and Space workshops. These exciting sessions are delivered by Dawn Watson (Head of Strategy & Technical at Sellafield) they cover Earth, Sun & Moon designed for YR5s. The session will be held in the classroom with Q&A’s, interactive activities, making a model and a quiz.

The scheme is operated by the Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC) which is based at the University of York. The CIEC website offers a range of downloadable materials for teachers of the 4-12 age range.

Every September, the National Science Museum head up to West Cumbria and present the REACT Foundation Science and Engineering Shows.

A competition for primary school children across Cumbria which aims to engage children with leadership and entrepreneurship at a very young age in an accessible and fun way whilst inspiring and helping to develop, nurture and preserve their own creative confidence.

Lakes College want to involve their level 2 and 3 students in industry projects involving designing activities/workshops for topic support in their local primary schools.

WHYP offer a variety of both outdoor and indoor activities including helping pupils understanding about plastic pollution with a trip to the Seabin in Whitehaven harbour.

RWM have developed 2 workshops around the states of matter programme of study to introduce the difference between solids, liquids and gases and changes in state.

Workington Nature Partnership offer free sessions at Harrington Nature Reserve and Siddick Ponds.

Oak Tree Animals’ Charity offer workshops to primary schools on responsible pet ownership and safety around dogs, available at a time to suit you.

The project aims to work with schools and local communities to create havens for wild pollinators such as bumblebees, butterflies and hoverflies.

Smart Medicine and Elephant toothpaste sessions using science to bring states of matter and property changes to life in a fun and interactive session.

Owain is an expert on all things amphibian and reptile and would love to tell your pupils all about his job. Covers plants, animals, ecology and evolution.

Several workshops available to help children understand the importance of rivers and their biodiversity.

a programme designed for pupils to increase knowledge, understanding and importance of sustainability in their futures.

Are you finding it difficult to teach a specific science topic? If so, why not get the experts at the YGN to help you out?

The successful Get Wired
Get Coding workshop created by the Women in Operational Technology Group at Sellafield to introduce pupils to circuits, programming and computer safety.