STEM Club resources
Resources available online free of charge
- Downloadable STEM Club activity sheet - right click here to download this exciting pdf. Activity details include: fossil rubbing / identification, squeeze rockets, raft building, spectrometers, an engineering hand, plasma ball light, tornadoes in bottles and stretchy snakes.
- CREST Award Resources www.britishscienceassociation.org/crestresources.
- CREST linked Schemes and Activities www.britishscienceassociation.org/crest-awards/schemes-and-activities-linked-crest.
- Practical Action practicalaction.org/schools. For innovative Science, Design and Technology and Geography resources that focus on a whole range of sustainable issues including renewable energy and climate change look no further! The FREE resources which are all set within a global context include: lesson plans, activities, posters, challenges, images, videos and games. Ideal resources for STEM Club projects.
- The Jaguar Cars Maths in Motion Challenge for Schools www.britishscienceassociation.org/crest-awards/project-resources-and-accredited-schemes/accredited-schemes/jaguar-cars-maths-motion. This is a linked CREST scheme that may appeal to the maths clubs
- Planet Science www.planet-science.com/ Designed to stimulate the imagination about science and technology. Provides science resources for primary and secondary school students and their teachers.
- Planet Science Activities www.planet-science.com/categories/experiments.aspx Each of the topics areas Biology, Chemistry, Chaos, Magic tricks, Messy, Outdoors, Surprise, Technology, and Weather) have 10+ activities with activity sheets; use low cost, readily available resources.
- Google Science Fair https://sites.google.com/site/gsf2013educatoroutreachext/ The Google Science Fair 2013 will launch on 30th January. 13 to 18-year-olds can enter their CREST projects online for a chance to win trips to America & CERN.
- Hunkin's Experiments www.hunkinsexperiments.com/ Cartoon experiments involving food, light, sound and a whole lot more! Good for one off activities using low cost, readily available resources.
- Genes are us www.genesareus.org/ Provides a huge range of resources for teachers to help young people learn more about genetic disorders and how differences in our genes help to make everyone unique.
- ARKive educational resources www.arkive.org/ Explore and search for videos, photos and facts about endangered biodiversity and conservation issues. Check out our amazing teaching resources, lesson plans and classroom activities.
- WWF Cymru wales.wwf.org.uk/ Ideas ad activities on reducing our ecological footprint, to tackling climate change, to protect our stunning marine environment and to help preserve wildlife and their habitats globally.
- Faulkes Telescope Project (FTP) www.faulkes-telescope.com Provide free access to robotic telescopes and a fully supported education programme to encourage teachers and students to engage in research-based science education.
- Bowlands Maths www.bowlandmaths.org.uk 19 case studies with cross-curricular themes and all you need to run the activities which would be short term projects.
- The NRICH maths nrich.maths.org/public There are loads of activities for all age groups… plus a link to their Maths and Sport website.
See Science has a suite of resources that teachers in Wales can loan. All schools in Wales who request a STEM Ambassador can loan these resources from their local STEM Contract Holder See Science FREE of charge. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The resources are ideal for running in STEM Clubs and for CREST Award projects.
To download the pdf information sheets, right-click on the link.
- BrightSparks 4Kids Primary Controller Kits. Teach Sequence & Control with an easy to use ‘hands on’ approach that is functional and engaging for primary children
- Brightsparks4kids Simply Circuits.
- In The Zone – primary and secondary resources
- Practical Action – Wind Power Challenge
- Crime Lab – The Science Museum Crime Lab challenges students to solve a robbery attempt
- Launchbox – from the Science Museum –use ideas about forces and motion, energy transfer, materials, electricity and magnetism, light and sound to design and build a chain reaction contraption.
- Maths in a Box
- Practical Action – Squashed Tomato Challenge. Design, build and test a way of moving tomatoes that won’t squash them!
- The Furnace of Inspiration – although the information sheet is out-of-date, the resources are still valid and available.