STEM Ambassadors Live

TV Presenter Dallas Campbell will be hosting a group of brilliant STEM Ambassadors who will be presenting a day of live streamed activities for schools and students at home.

The day will include a series of half hour sessions from STEM Ambassadors covering a range of subjects across science, engineering, mathematicians and more. A Question and Answer forum will also run alongside each session, allowing students to engage their curiosity and dig further into the subject. Each presenter will bring a wealth of expertise from their work as a STEM professional, using activities already tried and tested in the classroom.

To access the videos, please click here.

Space challenges @ home

In collaboration with ESERO-UK, the European Space Agency (ESA) has launched new home editions for five of their key educational programmes; Mission X, Climate Detectives, Moon Camp, CanSat and AstroPi.

Open from 12 May to 4 September and they are all-inclusive activities for young people between 4 and 18, plus every participant will get a certificate.

To access the resources, click here.

Starters For STEM

Starters for STEM are 10 activities that parents can use at home to help children develop their science, technology, engineering and maths skills. Theses activities are easy to resource and provide children with the stimulus to talk about the world around them. If you see a link you can explore how to extend these activities, you will need to sign up, for free, to access these materials. Don’t forget to share your work on social media #ScienceFromHome

To download the resource, please click here.

Animal Adaptations

Looking at how animals have adapted to cope with all sorts of conditions. Exploring communication strategies, travel, camouflage and life in challenging settings, and the way humans can learn from animals.

To download the PDF, please click here.

Extreme Elements

Have you ever wondered about the earth’s wild and wonderful weather? Think you have what it takes to build an earthquake-proof house or survive in an extreme environment?

In this programme, pupils will make models to help them understand how weather and extreme events occur, and what their impact can be. They’ll apply what they observe to real-world situations, designing structures that protect humans and respond to the elements.

The activities are introduced with a quick objective and a preparation guide. Individuals or groups can then work through the challenges to achieve the results. The main subject topics are science, mathematics, design and technology and computing.

To download the PDF, please click here.

Mission To The Moon

This collection of practical activities, investigations and games is all based on current lunar research. It supports many aspects of working scientifically and links to area of the curriculum including: earth and space, light and shadows, forces, materials, changes of state and rocks and soils. Activities are provided for children of different ages and have clear curricular and career links and opportunities developing problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity. They can be used individually using a mission to the moon as a context for science learning, or as part of a STEM club or science week.

To download the PDF, please click here.

For more resources from Stem Learning, please click here.

I wanted to take this opportunity to share the home learning resources that the University of Wolverhampton’s STEM Response Team have worked hard on and are making available to everybody during the school closure period.

The first port of call is to find them on Twitter: @STEMResponseWLV – with themed content for Micro Mondays (microbiology), Wild Wednesdays (connected to Wildlife and Animal Conservation) and Forensic Fridays. They also run an AMA (Ask Me Anything) slot every week day between 12pm and 1pm with members of the team. They are very active on social media!

I have also attached pdfs from the STEM Response Team themselves.

Dr Martin Khechara’s most recent Micro Monday session on Fantastic Fungi is available to view here: – and the Fantastic Fungi crossword attached follows on from this session.

For older students – there are the following links which may be of interest:

A six-week Wildlife Conservation Online Project Course run by conservation charity Wild Team:

An introduction to careers in conservation @ConservCareers on Twitter and

To download STEM Response Team School Closure Sessions, please click here.

To download STEM Response Team Fantastic Fungi Crossword, please click here.

To download STEM Response Team Butterflies in April, please click here.

Miss Hunt recently came across a Twitter account and the stem ideas it had shared. She thinks that these could be activities for you to do over the Easter holidays. She wants children to write about their experiments or send in photos. It would be great if you could all have a go.

To view Balloon Rockets, click here.

To view DIY Lava Lamps, click here.

To view Grow a Rainbow, click here.

To view Grow Hanging Crystals, click here.

To view Invisible Ink, please click here.

To view Leakproof Bag, click here.

To view Reversing Arrows, click here.

To view Unpoppable Balloon, click here.


The purpose of NASA STEM is to engage students in NASA’s mission. Our vision is to immerse students in NASA’s work, enhance STEM literacy, and inspire the next generation to explore. NASA has a portfolio of programs and opportunities dedicated to attracting, engaging and educating students and to support educators and educational institutions across the nation.

Hi! My name is Paxi. I'm an explorer from another planet. I've parked my spaceship in orbit and parachuted down to Earth to meet you.

My home planet orbits a star not too far from your Sun, so you could say we are neighbours.

My world has mountains, volcanoes, plains and rivers like Earth, but all the land joins up, so we only have large lakes instead of seas and oceans. We have three small moons in the sky, not just one large one like you do. This must be really weird for you!!

Resources / RHS Campaign for School Gardening

Choose from activities, projects, lesson plans & other resources suited to your educational needs. One off tasks which can be completed in an hour or less. Curriculum linked, complete lesson plans. Gardens aren't just for growing, why not think about creating art in your garden? It's a great opportunity to practice mindfulness and connect with ...

RHS School Gardening