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A Future in Chemistry

With over 54,000 members and an international publishing and knowledge business we are the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists, supporting and representing our members and bringing together chemical scientists from all over the world. A not-for-profit organisation with a heritage that spans 175 years, we have an ambitious international vision for the future. Around the world, we invest in educating future generations of scientists. We raise and maintain standards. We partner with industry and academia, promoting collaboration and innovation. We advise governments on policy. And we promote the talent, information and ideas that lead to great advances in science.


Big Bang Fair Educational Resources

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK. This site contains educational resources available to download from exhibitors at the Fair.



The BLOODHOUND Project is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1000mph world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The BLOODHOUND Education Programme is available to all primary and secondary schools, students in further and higher education, home educators and children’s groups and clubs.


Finding Ada

Ada Lovelace Day is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology engineering and maths which aims to increase the profile of women in STEM and create new role models for both girls and women studying or working in STEM.


Inspired by Space

Inspired by Space: Engaging Girls in STEM , published today by Curved House Kids, is a guide for teachers and educators that aims to not only engage primary-aged girls but also to embed a genuine and lasting interest in science. It provides easy-to-implement ideas for both the classroom and home learning. Written and compiled by primary educator and science specialist Claire Loizos with Curved House Kids publisher Kristen Harrison, it details five strategies to help girls succeed in STEM learning, including harnessing skills like communication, collaboration and creativity. Each strategy is accompanied by a number of adaptable activities for teachers to use in the classroom and beyond.

Don’t be fooled by the title, it’s for boys and girls, but recognises that we need to do more to encourage young girls into STEM.

Although its theme is space the message is STEM wide. There are some great ideas inside for bringing STEAM and STEM together to make activities relevant for both girls and boys at primary level. It supports across the curriculum.


Institute of Physics

The Institute of Physics has pulled together a list of useful resources for the classroom available to physics teachers.


National Grid

This resource is designed to provide teachers with stimulus materials that will help deliver practical and engaging STEM based learning experiences and inspire students to develop their interest in science and engineering.


People like me

WISE inspires girls and women to study and build careers using science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). They advise organisations on how to create environments where those women can do their best work and thrive.



Through the website young people can search careers, physics news, helpful advice & info about studying physics and try fun experiments and games.


Practical Action

The Practical Action site has a STEM resources page, which includes a range of different STEM challenges that can be both incorporated into lessons or used for transition, curriculum enrichment day, parental engagement or a STEM club. They are also perfect for National Science Week. Most STEM challenges are accredited for the CREST discovery award.


Rail Week

Rail Week celebrates the diverse and rewarding career opportunities available across the rail sector. The 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. The events for people at schools, colleges and universities aim to encourage them to consider careers in the rail industry. Rail Week includes a widespread schools outreach programme, facilitating ambassadors to get into the classroom and deliver inspirational activities designed for Rail Week. This site includes activity packs which can be delivered in the classroom.


RHS Campaign for School Gardening

The RHS Campaign for School Gardening website includes activities, projects, lesson plans and other educational resources for teachers to use to bring horticulture into the classroom.  The resources can be filtered by school term, type of resource and duration of lesson.


School Science

The Association for Science Education provide free online science resources for teachers and students.


STEM Resources for Teachers

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


STEM Learning

STEM Learning includes thousands of curriculum-linked, quality-assured STEM teaching resources alongside materials produced by the STEM teaching community themselves. This link provides specific resources for Science and Engineering.


Taste Success

'Taste Success – A Future in Food' is our industry-led Award winning campaign to attract new talent to UK food and drink manufacturing, engaging the 14-19 year old age group in the potential of our industry as a career of first choice . The campaign also engages with a number of stakeholder groups including teachers, parents and careers advisors to make them aware of the opportunities in our sector.


The Life Scientific - BBC Radio 4

Professor Jim Al-Khalili talks to leading scientists about their life and work, finding out what inspires and motivates them and asking what their discoveries might do for mankind. Explore the catalogue of podcasts to find ones that link to the topics you’re teaching and devise questions as part of a homework exercise. You can listen online or download the BBC Radio app for free.


The Royal Society of Chemistry

Providing the highest quality resources, the Royal Society of Chemistry's Resources Team believe their resources should be relevant to, and easily incorporated into, your teaching. They have developed the guidelines they believe are necessary to achieve this.

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

This site includes a range of different practical A Level Science experiments to help students understand why practical skills are important. This is important if any of your students are thinking about studying science after A Level.


Your Life

Your Life has a series of career-focused STEM Curriculum teaching resources aimed at bringing the world of work into the classroom and helping teachers access world-class content. The lessons are based around some key activity strands, Best School Trip, Formula 100 and Guess Work.

Your Life…Your Choice….Your Future Finder is a web-app connecting today’s A-Level subjects with tomorrow’s jobs


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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