Online STEM Resources
The STEM Learning website is a great place to start, with thousands of free, quality-assured resources to support the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. There are also lots of resources to support home learning.
Below is a selection of other places you can go to access a range of resources to use when engaging young people in STEM subjects.
Please note that Science Connects has no control over the nature, content and availability of these sites. The inclusion of any links does not imply an endorsement of the views expressed within them.
- British Science Week Activity Packs
- The Data Lab
- Education Scotland
- European Space Agency
- Glasgow Science Centre
- Institution of Engineering and Technology
- Institution of Mechanical Engineers
- Institute of Physics
- The James Dyson Foundation
- Maths Week Scotland
- MicroMaker Education
- Network Rail
- Outdoor Learning Directory
- Practical Action
- Raspberry Pi
- Royal Academy of Engineering
- Royal Highland Education Trust
- Royal Society of Biology
- Royal Society of Chemistry
- Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
- Scotland's Rural College
- Scottish Public Engagement Network
- Scottish Water
- STEM Glasgow
- Wind and Marine Energy Systems and Structures CDT - University of Strathclyde
British Science Week Activity Packs
You can find all the activity packs from this and previous years of British Science Week on their website.
The Data Lab
Their Data Science for schools resources page has a pupil's and a teacher's portal to help you be inspired about the power of data.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology
Kids between 7 and 15 years old can take part Virtual Faraday Challenge from the Institution of Engineering and Technology in partnership with Airbus, and can do this at home or school, individually or as a group or a family.
You'll also find engineering careers resources for 11-19 year olds, with careers packs, teacher packs and parents' guide.
The IET Education website also has classroom resources, posters and engineering careers information.
Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Free home-learning educational activities and worksheets with how-to videos.
Institute of Physics
The IoP teacher page includes resources for the classroom and extra-curricular resources and activities. There are now also "Do Try This at Home" series of fun physics activities.
Live videos from Glasgow's new festival of physics, recorded in the Barras Market 30 Oct - 1 Nov 2020. Titles include: Fast Physics!, Fusion Future: The Sun's Power on Earth, Power Up!, Climate Change: Simple, Serious, Solvable, and The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas (CODI).
Maths Week Scotland
Plenty of activities on this website to turn any day into a maths adventure.
80+ hours of free curriculum resources for using digital technology in the classroom.
Educational Resources - https://www.networkrail.co.uk/stories/educational-resources-for-children/
Educational Videos - https://www.networkrail.co.uk/stories/back-to-school-explore-stem/
Lockdown Pack (Rail Safety) - https://www.networkrail.co.uk/news/network-rail-creates-stem-lockdown-learning-pack-for-children/
Outdoor Learning Directory
Listing resources and information to support outdoor learning from a range of Scottish Government partners including Cairngorms National Park, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Scottish Forestry, Forestry and Land Scotland, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, Historic Environment Scotland and NatureScot.
Free STEM resources that include teacher guides, pupil worksheets and powerpoints, themed around global issues including climate change, energy, food security and the Sustainable Development Goals
Free online projects and resources to help digital makers of all ages and experience levels to start exploring and writing code at home.
ReallySmallScience is the dedicated outreach group from the department of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. Their mission is to bring the world of Nano Engineering to people of all ages through fun, hands-on activities.
Check out their YouTube channel to find out how to make your own Nanopolymer Bouncy Ball and Wobbly Nano Jelly Experiment!
Videos and activity sheets can also be found on their website.
Royal Academy of Engineering
Support resources for teachers, STEM Club leaders, and STEM Ambassadors.
Royal Highland Education Trust
Their Resource Portal has a range of resources, including presentations, handouts, and activities for all levels of CfE, to support teaching in food, farming, and STEM.
Royal Society of Biology
The Royal Society of Biology has free activities covering a range of areas of biology.
You can also take part in their first ever virtual science festival - RSB's Science at Home - with a range of videos, activities, games and more straight to your computer screen to entertain and engage you and your family.
Royal Society of Chemistry
Lots on offer from RSC:
Their website has lots of articles/resources for remote teaching support with ideas; they are running a series of online sessions for teachers; their online CPD is free until August 2020; and you will soon be able to watch family engagement videos from them!
Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
Online resources including free and fun online activities for families and children of all ages, as well as live, curriculum-linked virtual tours of their sites online.
Scotland's Rural College
Younger children can learn about pollination and how it impacts on the quality of apples by working though the Apple Experiment worksheet, and viewing a video of the experiment online. Older children can then read the Scottish pollinators blog for some more technical details
Scottish Public Engagement Network
A wide selection of resources for all ages, recommended by ScotPEN members, professionals in engagement with research, education, libraries, museums, and archives.
Find water-related educational modules for kids from Pre-school years to S3 on their website.
Wind and Marine Energy Systems and Structures CDT - University of Strathclyde
Some of our STEM Ambassadors have produced a resource, the Floating Wind Turbine Challenge Card, for teachers, Ambassadors, parents and kids to work on during the lockdown. They will also be available to chat and answer your renewable energy questions through the "Offers" function on the STEM Ambassador digital platform. They will also post a link to a video introducing renewable energy and a member of the CDT's research. Check back for the link to this once it is live.