STEM Clubs

Each of these resources provides enough material for up to half a term for a STEM club.  Most are aimed at students aged 10 to 14, and they are intended to provide a mix of ideas accessible to all students who choose to attend, while not forgetting those who need an extra challenge.

These resources are fun for students, but also help them to integrate what they learn in maths, science and technology lessons.  

Students could also use these resources for a CREST award from the British Science Association.


Avalanche!

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Investigate how avalanches occur and how they can be controlled

Helicopters

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Design and test a paper helicopter. What is the best design?

Make Your Own Solar System

Stage: 2, 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Making a scale model of the solar system

Observing the Sun and the Moon

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

How does the time of dawn and dusk vary? What about the Moon, how does that change from night to night? Is the Sun always the same? Gather data to help you explore these questions.

Troublesome Triangles

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Many natural systems appear to be in equilibrium until suddenly a critical point is reached, setting up a mudslide or an avalanche or an earthquake. In this project, students will use a simple simulation game to investigate the properties of such systems.

Make Your Own Robot

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

A simple robot to make, plus robots in everyday life to investigate.

Bird Watch

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Do you know which birds are regular visitors where you live?

Investigating Epidemics

Stage: 3 and 4 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Simple models which help us to investigate how epidemics grow and die out.

Flip Your Mat!

Stage: 2 and 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

What shape and size of drinks mat is best for flipping and catching?

Terrariums

Stage: 3 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Build a mini eco-system, and collect and interpret data on how well the plants grow under different conditions.