Coding Treats

You can signup for free. They will email you a free coding project every week that you can assign to your pupils via Google Classroom

CS First provides fully loaded lessons structured around Scratch. It allows pupils to work through tasks at their own pace whilst allowing teachers to track their progress. Watch this video to get started!

With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer.

Sphero transforms the way pupils P1-S3 learn with a fun, comprehensive approach to STEAM (that's STEM + Art) and computer science. Our coding robots, design-and-build kits, curriculum, and engaging lessons and activities encourage exploration, imagination, and perseverance.

STEM Boxes from Forth Valley College (Primary)

CityFibre, the UK’s largest independent full fibre network, has teamed up with Stirling Science Festival and Forth Valley College to create a learning tool that helps local school pupils develop skills in STEM subjects.

The skills required to design, build and maintain our networks are focused on technology and are becoming more and more sought afterin an increasingly digital workforce.

Once again primary schools in Stirling will be able to loan STEM boxes from Forth Valley College.

Download the full PDF to see the full range of STEM boxes available.

STEM Nation Science Resources

Early Years STEM Gems

Barefoot Computing

We are delighted to announce that we are offering free online Early Years workshops to sit alongside our Computational Thinking and Programming sessions. Designed to boost subject knowledge and confidence, this new workshop will introduce teachers to computational thinking in the Early Years and demonstrate Barefoot's Early Years resources. You can find out more here (click on the Early Years tab).

As well as launching our new Early Years workshop this term, we’ve also released our latest set of seasonal Early Years resources for Springtime! These 3 spring themed activities see the children make a rabbit run, create junk scarecrows and explore sequencing whilst planting seeds. You can download them here

Block Play
Wakelet

Great initiatives and plans taking place via this network. Get involved!!

Find out more information by visiting this web page

STEM Ambassador Introduction Session

Being a STEM Ambassador is about engaging and enthusing young people with science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

By becoming a STEM Ambassador, you will help encourage students to consider further study of STEM subjects and progression into related careers, inspiring the next generation of STEM professionals.


Find out more


CRIS Mentor Programme

The CRIS mentor programme is designed to build confidence and to develop understanding of a number of issues related to cyber resilience and internet safety in the teacher community across Scotland.

Find out more about the programme and signup, visit: https://sway.office.com/VwauXxAg3hf1bcKh?ref=Link

CLPL Opportunities

STEM from our friends

There are so many wonderful challenges and projects available through the STEM Glasgow website.

We are incredibly fortunate that Dumfries and Galloway have given us access to their keynote speeches and many other exciting goodies!

There are loads of fantastic resources and helpful links.

STEM Resources for ASN

Challenges

Climate Detectives - Supporting Resources

The resources can be used to inspire ideas, deepen understanding, or to fuel further learning after taking part in the challenge.

Examples:

  • Nose up high in the sky - Observing and measuring weather conditions

  • The ice is melting

  • Meet the EO Detectives

Samsung - Design the Future

Young people will learn about creative STEM careers such as design and marketing, meet real-life Samsung employees and take on roles within their teams.

It’s fast-paced, engaging and easy to deliver. The lesson runs itself, and there’s absolutely no marking!

Ultimate STEM Challenge: My net zero community

This year bp’s Ultimate STEM Challenge invites young people to look at the things they can do locally and to use science and technology to come up with a net zero plan for their own community.

The challenge is aimed at primary and secondary pupils.

Even if you are not planning on taking part in the challenge, the resources are extremely interesting. The case studies demonstrate how we can make a change to our Cities.

Find out more

STEM with Mrs Hamilton
A set of 10 lessons to investigate STEM

Suitable for P4 - S2 learners

*based on British Science Week 2020 Resources

Global Goals for First level

Digital Learning and Online Resources

SSERC

The Scottish Schools Education Research Centre, supports staff CLPL as well as providing Health and Safety updates for all aspects of STEM practical work

Education Scotland

Extensive resources and access to documents related to all STEM subjects

STEM Nation Award

Documents to support the delivery of the STEM Nation Award, including examples of good practice which includes two education settings from Stirling.

Useful Websites

ASE

STEM Learning

SQA

STEM Ambassadors East

Outdoor Learning

IGBE

PSTT

RAiSE

STEM Nation

Career Support

Archived (but still useful)

Maths Week Scotland aims:

  • to get pupils thinking about how math's is used in the real world

  • linking work in the classroom to the real world situations