STEM@Home

STEM@Home – Resources and Activities

Both teachers and parents are yet again facing the challenge of home schooling.  ESP have created this webpage to provide a single portal to highlight a variety of our partners’ free STEM activities and resources which are aimed at pupils from 4 to 17 years of age. New activities will be added to this page when available.

New resources and activities added – 13/04/21

Educational Videos and Experiments

BBC Bitesize – Online lessons, quizzes and practice activities for home learning. 

Barefoot – Fun and creative activities, built by teachers to help you guide your child through fundamental parts of the computing curriculum without the need for screen time. 

CGI STEM from Home – STEM based activity packs for children aged 6 – 14.  Activities cover all aspects of STEM, including coding, environmental sustainability and robotics. 

Data Science for School – Access videos, interactive activities, real life case studies and learn about data science.    

Do Try This at Home – IOP’s series of fun science experiments for kids, with short demonstration videos and simple, step-by-step instructions. 

EDT Scotland – Lots of engaging STEM activities and virtual programmes available to access for FREE.  For more information, email; scotland@etrust.org.uk 

LEGO Unicorn  - Build a unicorn out of LEGO® bricks. 

My WOW Live – Sets of fun, interactive activities that help young people understand future careers.  Aimed at 8 – 18 year olds, activities are designed and delivered by experts with a passion for education and learning. 

TechFest at Home – A curated list of resources from microbiology topics, live stream videos, virtual museum tours, etc. 

Worksheets for D&T learning – IET have produced 18 brand new worksheets designed to support D&T learning. 

WOW Science – Covers a broad range of science subjects suitable for all primary ages, can be an excellent tool for teachers, students and their parents. 

BBC STEM Resources – A variety of educational programmes  for both Primary and Secondary pupils.

BSA New home-based activity packs – The British Science Association has created a new library of science-based activities for children in line with the national curriculum.

Dynamic Earth Online – Dynamic Earth has a new website packed with fun and thought-provoking content ranging from hands-on experiments that you can carry out at home, to fascinating insights about the history of our planet and the science behind climate change.

IET free STEM resources – Home – learning  resources and activities for ages 4 -16.

IET STEM Resources and programmes 2020-21 – FREE curriculum linked resources for schools/teachers, community group leaders and parents who are teaching STEM to young people from the age of four through to 19.

Go to Mars with Explorify – In 2022, a new Mars rover blasts off to look for signs of life on the red planet  Here are 50 exciting activities to help inspire little scientists to be space explorers!

Hopefully Nothing Goes Boom Experiments, ideas, and articles to take science out of labs into the home.

IMECHE’s STEM Activities at Home – Access free curriculum based educational activities with accompanying worksheets and step by step instructional videos.

SERRC Home Learning – A range of STEM learning resources for the early years and primary.

STEM Learning – STEM Learning has collated a wide range of activities to support families who are home learning.  Activities include; science, maths, computing and design & technology, with pdf worksheets to download.

STEM Learning Magazines –  Insightful magazines which contain interviews, features, news, and tips on teaching and learning in STEM-related subjects.

The Royal Institution Experimental – is a series of short films making it fun easy and cheap to do science experiments at home with your children.

Carbon Monoxide Awareness

Safety Seymour – As we are all spending so much time in the house at the moment and with the cold weather requiring more gas appliances to be used, we thought it might be worth sharing this SGN Carbon Monoxide awareness video aimed at primary school aged children.

Teaching Resources

RAF STEM – Access a large selection of RAF STEM learning resources and challenges.

ES Scotland Learns – This practitioner newsletter contains information to support learners, parents and carers as well as news and links for practitioners.  Different learning activities for broad general education are also included which can be used to support learning from home.

Education Scotland – A range of support to assist in the preparation, planning and delivery of remote learning.

Farming Food Steps – A new digital tool from Quality Meat Scotland’s (QMS) Health Education team, offering a different way to engage in the sciences, home economics, maths and geography.

Institute of Physics Teaching Resources – Unlimited access to over 2,000 Physics teaching resources.

e-Sgoil – Supporting schools’ remote learning and teaching plans by providing resources and live lessons to young people having to work from home due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

LEGO Education – STEAM Lesson Plans for All Ages – Explore up to 75 lessons with all of the information you need, from materials lists to building instructions. Everything that you need to give a great lesson.

Microsoft STEM Lessons – Access hacking STEM lesson plans and hands-on activities for free.

STEM Learning – Access a selection of STEM learning resources ideas and inspirations.

1851 Trust’s STEM Crew – STEM Crew provides free teaching resources covering real world science, technology, engineering and maths for key stage 3 and 4.  All resources are inspired by INEOS TEAM UK’s challenge for the America’s Cup, the Formula 1 of international sailing.

LEGO Education – STEAM Lesson Plans for All Ages – Explore up to 75 lessons with all of the information you need, from materials lists to building instructions. Everything that you need to give a great lesson.

Education Scotland – A range of support to assist in the preparation, planning and delivery of remote learning have been developed for learners. 

e-Sgoil – Supporting schools’ remote learning and teaching plans by providing resources and live lessons to young people having to work from home due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Science Centres

Aberdeen Science Centre STEM Resources – Science Centre activities, games and videos, alongside other organisations’ resources.   View a series of do-at-home experiments on  Aberdeen Science Centre YouTube Channel.

Dundee Science Centre Home Learning Portal – Range of curriculum-linked STEM fun activities and learning to do at home.  Access DSA’s winter and conservation programme page to find out more STEM – related activities.

Glasgow Science Centre at Home – Bringing a bit of science into the home.

Competitions

IET FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge – A global STEM challenge for 9-16 year olds. For teams of young people, to encourage an interest in real-world themes and develop key skills that are crucial for their future careers.  Registration for the 2020 – 21 RePLAY Challenge season is now open.

IET FIRST® LEGO® League DiscoverA programme for 4-6 year olds. This programme develops STEM skills from an early age. Children explore a real-world theme and learn through play.  This programme can now be run at home.  Registration for the 2020 – 21 Playmakers is now open.

IET FIRST® LEGO® League Explore – A STEM programme for 6-9 year olds.  Encouraging children to investigate a real-world theme, develop teamwork, design and programming skills.  This programme can now be run at home.  Registration for the  2020 -21 Explore is now open.

Virtual Faraday Challenge – The Virtual Faraday Challenge is open for anyone between 7-15, young people can do this at home, in school, individually or as a group or family.  The competition will run until July 2021 and entries will be judged monthly.

BP Ultimate STEM Challenge:  The challenge is open to pupils across the UK and the entries will be judged by age group. The competition is open to ages 9 -11 and 11-14 and can be entered individually or as a group.  There are fantastic prizes for the winning pupil(s) and their school. The competition closes on 3 March 2021.

Virtual Faraday Challenge – The Virtual Faraday Challenge is open for anyone between 7-15, young people can do this at home, in school, individually or as a group or family.  The competition will run until July 2021 and entries will be judged monthly.

Useful STEM Links

BP Primary Resources

SCDI STEM Resources

RHET Resource Portal

TechFest Resources

Falkirk STEMpire

K’NEXT Generation