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.

Educational Videos and Experiments

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.

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.

Teaching Resources

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.  Access AimHi virtual sessions , a new programme of free online events that have been developed for learners and families which will run on 20 & 27 January and 03 February. 

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.


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.  Register to a Regional Tournament or to a Class Pack.

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.  Explore registration is now open.

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.

Engineering Scotland Dinner – Suggest a Name for the Engineering Scotland Dinner and have a chance to win a £50 Amazon Voucher.  Closing date for entries is on 31 January 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