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A Future in Chemistry

Chemistry resources and career guidance on Chemistry careers


Big Bang Fair Educational Resources

Careers resources from exhibitors at the The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair


Biochemical Society

The Biochemical Society promotes the future of molecular biosciences; facilitating the sharing of expertise, supporting the advancement of biochemistry and molecular biology, and raising awareness of their importance in addressing societal grand challenges.



The BLOODHOUND Engineering Education Programme is available to all levels. Using a 1000mph world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in STEM


British Science Week

British Science Week takes place in March every year.  The British Science week website includes a secondary activity pack and also downloadable activities which pupils can do at home. These resources can be used all year round.  The resources are available for early years, primary and secondary.



Technology experts Cisco have developed a Pathways programme, including a bank of downloadable workshop resources for Year 7, 8 and 9 teachers across STEM subjects. These ready-to-use classroom resources span Design & Technology, Science, Maths and Computing.


Education for sustainable development

Solihull Council's sustainability development team have produced some teaching resources on sustainability courses and careers including links to careers information on a number of sustainability areas such as energy and waste management.


Finding Ada

Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of the achievements of women in STEM, aiming to increase women's profile and create new role models.


Inspired by Space

Resources to encourage primary girls (and boys) into STEM. It provides easy-to-implement ideas using five strategies to help girls and boys succeed in STEM learning, including harnessing skills like communication, collaboration and creativity.

There are some great ideas inside for bringing STEAM and STEM together to make activities relevant for both girls and boys at primary level.


Institute of Physics

Resources for the classroom available to physics teachers.


Microbiology Society

The Microbiology Society offers insight into the various career paths in microbiology, how to pursue these careers, the qualifications needed and where this will likely place you. The website has a focus around key decision areas such as school leavers and college leavers with specific aid on subject/course choice. The website also has a live careers section with further information on careers events and information for postgraduates.


People like me

WISE inspires girls and women to study and build careers using science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).


Resources on careers, physics news, helpful advice & info about studying physics and try fun experiments and games.


Practical Action

STEM resources page, including a range of different challenges that can be both incorporated into lessons or used for transition, curriculum enrichment day, parental engagement or a STEM club.


Rail Week

A dedicated week of activity aims to address the skills shortage in rail-related roles and inspire a generation of young people through a series of events, visits and talks  Activity packs available


RHS Campaign for School Gardening

Resources available to bring horticulture into the classroom.


RS - Imagine-X

RS has developed Imagine-X.  It links dynamic, exciting STEM subjects to real people who have used the same skills to make the world a better place. It gives teachers free curriculum-aligned resources for pupils aged 7 – 14, with one aim: helping pupils realise the far-reaching potential of STEM and their imaginations.


School Science

Free online science resources for teachers and students.


STEM Careers Toolkit for Careers Leaders

Download a STEM Careers Toolkit produced by STEM Learning and supported by the Careers & Enterprise Company to support Careers Leaders in secondary schools and colleges.  This toolkit provides ideas and practical suggestions on how STEM specific content might be used to meet the Gatsby Careers Benchmarks. 

Download STEM Careers Toolkit


STEM Resources for Teachers

Jump! Parents and Jump! Kids provide free resources aimed at supporting the learning of young people…


STEM Learning

Resources alongside materials produced by the STEM teaching community themselves. This link provides specific resources for Science and Engineering.

STEM Learning have developed a poster to support students to understand employability skills and teachers to understand the Gatsby benchmarks and good career guidance in STEM.


Love Food Love Science

Resources for KS3/4 and mentoring support. Information on the range of careers available in food science and technology.


The Life Scientific - BBC Radio 4

Resources talking to leading scientists about their life and work, finding out what inspires and motivates them and asking what their discoveries might do for mankind.


The Royal Society of Chemistry

Resources for the classroom

Primary Resources:


The Royal Academy of Engineering

The Royal Academy of Engineering have developed a website to demonstrate the diversity of the profession.


University of Birmingham: Biology, Chemistry and Physics A Level resources

A Level Science experiments to help students understand why practical skills are important.


Year of Engineering  

Primary and Secondary resources which can be searched by curriculum area, age range and resource type.  Resources include lesson plans, competitions, PowerPoint presentations and videos.

Year of Engineering have developed some new assembly packs (May 2019) for both Primary and Secondary which tackle misconceptions about the sector, giving students a better understanding of what a career in engineering can offer and the different routes in through inspirational case study films. 


Women’s Engineering Society

The Women's Engineering Society website includes a list of available STEM resources and links to relevant published reports.



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