STEM Resources and Activities

STEM – Resources and Activities

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 – 21/01/2022

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; 

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.

Could you be a Code Breaker – Code Break is an interactive Web app consisting of three ciphers: Pigpen, Caesar and simple substitution (solved by frequency analysis).  A 15-minute activity to tests problem-solving skills and try to crack secret messages using clues. 

Dynamic Earth Online – Discover fun, fascinating activities created by the Dynamic Earth Learning Service, ranging from experiments and crafts, climate change science and stories, short videos, and thought-provoking reading and more.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 2022 and entries will be judged monthly.

The Big Bang Competition – The Big Bang Competition 2022 is now open. A STEM competition, free and open to all 11- to 19-year-olds studying in the UK.

Useful STEM Links

BP Primary Resources


Education Scotland

E- DYW Digital Resources Hub

Equate Scotland

SCDI STEM Resources

RHET Resource Portal

TechFest Resources

Falkirk STEMpire

K’NEXT Generation

UK Space Education and Resource Office