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    STEM Hub
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    Helpful Resources For Home Learning

    STEM Learning Resources

    W5 is the STEM Hub for Northern Ireland and part of the STEM Learning family. Check out some of the fantastic resources available from STEM Learning below.

    Resources for Children & Families

    Remote lessons for young people

    STEM Learning have launched remotely-delivered, curriculum-linked science lessons for young people aged 5-19 accompanied by live Q&A sessions with subject experts.

    Through the STEM Learning website, you can access a variety of free curriculum-linked science lessons for children of all ages. These lessons cover a range of topics, including evolution, forces, and the human body. Created and recorded by subject experts, remote lessons can be accessed at any time of day, making it easy to fit into your home learning schedule. View here.

    Home learning support for families

    To support parents and carers with home learning, subject experts from STEM Learning have put together a selection of activities and materials, all of which are completely free for everyone to access. View here.

    Family fun at home

    Train like an astronaut, survive on a desert island, explore the magic behind movies and much more. Get inspired with this list of hands-on, family activities from STEM Learning that you can enjoy with your loved ones at home. View here.

    Space Champions

    Space Champions are now delivering online sessions for parents, teachers and technicians, plus workshops for young people, to explore how space can be used as a context for learning. View here.

    STEM Surprise Festive Countdown

    This festive season try some STEM challenges for all the family and discover how STEM supports our world. View here.

    Resources for Teachers

    Remote teaching support

    Check out these free STEM resources for secondary schools and colleges from STEM Learning. View here.

    Support for trainee teachers

    STEM Learning offer a range of support to trainee teachers, including free, quality CPD. View here.

    Online courses for teachers

    Online courses from STEM Learning allow you to learn wherever and whenever alongside your teaching. You'll be supported by experienced educators to use our online courses to meet your development needs and help you maximise your students' learning. Access real classroom footage, discuss lessons with colleagues from around the world, and learn from leading experts in their respective fields. View here.

    Home teaching resources for teachers

    To support teachers to continue educating young people while they are at home, STEM Learning have developed a range of materials, including free resources, tips from our subject experts and professional development opportunities.

    Resources are organised into topic area and year group and include many opportunities for working scientifically at home. View here.

    Activities to support continuing in-school delivery

    A selection of cross-curricular activities that can be used in school to engage young people of all ages. All of these resources are completely free for everyone to access and can be adapted for use with individual students, small groups or mixed-age classes. View here.

    Starters for Science

    These activity sheets from STEM Learning are year group and topic linked, easy to resource and carry out at home. The Starters for Science are one page and include learning from the national curriculum, key vocabulary and activities that will compliment school based work. These will be particularly useful in supporting any learning that may have been missed during the partial school closures. View here.

    Teaching Science Through Stories

    Children’s stories provide a great context for learning science. Explore resource packages from STEM Learning based around popular children’s books and discover the science hidden in a book. Resources include book summaries, hints and tips for teaching the science and further stories on a similar theme. View here.

    Remote CPD

    Remote CPD courses for teachers. View here.

    Sustainable Cities

    Secondary schools can register for the below webinars to find out how STEM Ambassadors make cities more environmentally friendly & sustainable.

    Using CREST to support the primary curriculum

    A guide for UK primary school teachers on using CREST Awards as part of the curriculum. View here.

    Amazon​ Longitude Explorer Prize​

    Nesta Challenges has teamed up with Amazon to launch fourth edition of the Longitude Explorer Prize - £20,000 available for the winning school or youth group. View here.

    Royal Society Partnership Grants scheme

    Through the Royal Society’s Partnership Grants scheme your school could receive up to £3,000 to run an investigative STEM project in partnership with a STEM professional from academia or industry. The scheme is available to primary and secondary schools from across the UK and applications from those supporting students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are encouraged. View here.

    Chemistry at Work - Presented by the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast, and Supported by the Royal Society of Chemistry

    Want to find out more about careers in chemistry, and how chemistry can work for your students to help them find their perfect careers? The School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering has just launched its Chemistry at Work portal, which features exciting and engaging content from a range of exhibitors who are leaders within the field of chemical sciences. Live events will take place from 2nd December 2020 – 25th January 2021.View here.


    Explorify’s high-quality image, video and hands-on activities are sure to spark curiosity and get your class thinking like scientists. Choose from a wide range of curriculum-linked, low-prep activities that will set young minds whizzing and whirring! View here.

    RSB Gopher Science Lab free online training for primary teachers

    The Royal Society of Biology is offering 40 state-funded primary schools in the UK the opportunity for four teachers to have free access to RSB’s Gopher Science Lab online training course. With thanks to generous support from The Worshipful Company of Horners enabling RSB to offer this opportunity. Primary school teachers working in UK based, state-funded, primary schools can email Amanda Hardy to apply on behalf of their school to access the paid-for online training places on a first come first served basis.

    Resources for STEM Ambassadors

    Don’t miss the launch of 'For STEM Ambassadors, By STEM Ambassadors' where STEM Ambassadors will be sharing best practice for working with young people with other STEM Ambassadors. View here.

    Other Helpful Resources

    CREST at Home

    CREST activities are a fantastic opportunity for children to be engaged in fun science-based activities at home with very few resources. Check out their free home learning projects. View here.

    Virtual Cyber School

    Teens can learn how to crack codes, fix security flaws and dissect criminals’ digital trails while progressing through the game as a cyber agent. This will help them develop important skills needed for future jobs, particularly in cyber security. View here.

    Lockdown Language Learning

    The Language Centre at QUB is offering students, staff and members of the public the opportunity to avail of free, online and accessible language learning resources. View here.

    Primary Engineer Online Resources

    Register for access to free home learning resources and live engineer interviews. View here.

    My Skills Life

    STEM Ambassadors and teachers can take advantage of the new My Skills Life course. The course touches on the awareness of unconscious bias and how that affects young people, and how to deliver My Skills My Life in a classroom or at an event. Register and create an account here.

    Future Learn

    Choose from hundreds of online courses from top universities and specialist organisations. Learn at your own pace, in your own home, on courses taught by experts from world famous global institutions. View here.


    e-Bug is a free educational resource for classroom and home use and makes learning about micro-organisms, the spread, prevention and treatment of infection fun and accessible for all students. View here.

    Germ Defence

    The advice in Germ Defence has been developed by health experts. A large research study found that people who followed the advice were less likely to catch pandemic flu or other viruses. People also recovered quicker from illness, and were less severely ill when they used Germ Defence. View here.

    I’m a Scientist: Online STEM engagement on demand

    We’re supporting I’m a Scientist, an online, free to enter STEM engagement activity for school students. It provides a safe, moderated space for students to be inspired by science. This autumn term, I’m a Scientist is bigger than ever, with 50+ scientists in every zone, and running throughout the term from September to December. View here.

    The Future is Electric

    WMG Centre High Value Manufacturing Catapult, with support from Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) Electrical Energy Storage Spoke, has created a series of short educational videos to help explain the process of transport electrification. View here.


    Co-founders is a unique entrepreneurship programme open to anyone curious about gaining an understanding of product development and the world of start-ups. Through a supportive 12 week programme you will be connected with like minded individuals with great ideas or skilled individuals outside of your normal network, forming teams to develop an innovative product or service that customers really want. Co-founders also welcomes established teams. View here.

    IET Resources

    Home learning teaching resources and activities for KS1 - KS4 including lesson plans, handouts and videos. Engage your child and keep them busy and learning while their school is closed.

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    RSB's Science at Home festival resources

    From science experiments to interviews with scientists themselves, there's something for everyone. View here.

    Be the first to know about new exhibitions, events and workshops!