STEM Resources and Useful Links

To facilitate teachers, education staff and even students in navigating their way through the STEM information available we have compiled a list of STEM links below.

These categorised links give details on a range of STEM activity and curriculum enhancement providers, as well as approved STEM information portals that are being used by schools in Birmingham and Solihull.

Activity Models

We have developed a range of Activity Models which cover a range a range of activity that can be undertaken by Ambassadors in schools. Each model has been designed as a ‘lesson plan’ and should be simple to use by teachers and STEM Ambassadors alike.

Discover more about our Activity Models in 'What do STEM Ambassadors do?'.

All STEM Subjects

  • BP Ultimate STEM Challenges - The Ultimate STEM Challenge is a brand new competition brought to you by BP, the Science Museum and STEMNET.
  • TES -   Largest teacher’s resource network; contains videos, worksheets and activities across all subjects (STEM) for a variety of ages and abilities
  • Practical Action - Free resources include lesson plans, activities, posters, challenges, images, videos and games all set within a global context. Works alongside CREST
  • BIG - The British Interactive Group (BIG) is the skills sharing network for individuals involved in the communication of science, technology, engineering and maths.
  • BP Educational Service - Secondary resources on the key curriculum areas of Science, Geography, Citizenship and PSHE/PSE/PD/Health and Wellbeing, Business Studies, Enterprise, and Design and Technology
  • National STEM Centre - The largest collection of resources for teachers of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in the UK.
  • STEM Directories  - STEM directory to find excursions andschool activities
  • STEM Challenges - STEM challenges; can be entered as part of a national competition or downloadable resources to use the challenge within your school/ class
  • STEM Clubs - help and advice for schools setting up stem clubs
  • STEM North of Scotland - Challenges and experiments to try with younger students. 

STEM Careers

  • Women in Space - the historic heroines, the modern marvels working in the space industry today and the female engineers who help propel the astronauts into space
  • NHS Careers - The information service for careers in the NHS in England.
  • Future Morph - The Science Council's website designed to provide information to young people, their parents and teachers about careers available from studying science and maths.   


  • ESA Education - has released five new teaching films, aimed at an international A-Level student audience or equivalent. They have been released to mark the successful launch of European Space Agency’s final ATV (Automated Transfer Vehicle) to rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS) 
  • CREST Awards - Project-based awards scheme for the STEM subjects. It links the personal passions of students to curriculum-based learning.
  • RSC - The RSC has produced an interactive periodic table to show key facts and the supply risk which highlights elements where limited abundance may hinder the production of new technologies. Click the elements for interesting facts, atomic data, isotopes and more.
  • Institute of Physics - Funding available in the form of small grants of up to £500 in order to fund physics related projects in schools
  • Institute of Physics - Ideas for physics related activities, video and dvd resources and interactive games
  • Science Museum - Classroom resources to support science teaching (including information on stem clubs)
  • School Science  Directory of science resources, information and contacts for primary and secondary schools
  • E.ON -  resources and lesson ideas- energy
  • BBC -  Educational resources for astronomy, including teacher’s resource packs
  • Sciber Monkey - Interactive website for 5-14 year olds. Includes teacher resources section with lesson plans, experiment ideas and activities
  • Wellcome Trust -  Resources to help promote contemporary science in the curriculum, support teachers in the delivery of high-quality stimulating science education and enable young people to engage with biomedical science and the issues it raises.
  • STFC Seeing Science - For key stage 3 and 4 pupils, quizzes, diagrams, etc to motivate scientific learning
  • Changing Futures  - Exploring cystic fibrosis (CF) and gene therapy. The website includes a range of free resources such as interviews with scientists, animations and video diaries.
  • Try Science  integrate try science into classroom activities



  • Why Not ChemEng -  Chemical engineering activities/ resources
  • Plus Maths - The mathematics of engineering. A website containing articles and careers information.
  • STEM Directories - Information on all UK STEM activities and schemes
  • HETA -  Apprenticeships for engineers
  • The Institution of Engineering and Technology - An engineering game for KS4 pupils
  • Imagineering - Introducing young people of 8-16 years to the exciting world of engineering, science and technology through fun, hands-on activities and personal involvement.