We have a selection of resources available for state funded schools and STEM Ambassadors in the North East to borrow and use with students or staff to promote STEM.
Take a look at these exciting new resources as part of our “Kit Club” scheme, that can help enhance and inspire STEM education within schools. You can book these kits through the website or alternatively get in touch email@example.com The kits are available to hire for a max of 6 weeks, and each school/person can hire 2 kits per school.
The kits are by collection only from our Sunderland Office. Collection and returns are currently available on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9am-5pm.
Advanced Magnification Kit£0.00
Cars and Ramps Kit£0.00
Climate Change and Biodiversity Kit£0.00
Engineering in a Box Kit£0.00
ESA Spacecraft Materials Kit£0.00
Fair Test kit£0.00
Galileo Scientist Puppet and Books Kit£0.00
General Forces Kit£0.00
Healthy Eating Kit£0.00
In the Zone Kit£0.00
Isaac Newton Scientist Puppet and Books Kit£0.00
K’NEX Roller Coaster Kit£0.00
K’Nex Large Maker Kit£0.00
Kid K’Nex Kit£0.00
LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Core Kit£0.00
LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Space Challenge Kit£0.00
LEGO® WeDo 2.0 Kit£0.00
Smart Materials Kit£0.00
Tac Tic Construction Kit£0.00
The Heart Kit£0.00
The Torso Kit£0.00
Water Cycle Kit£0.00
Water Investigation Kit£0.00
STEM BOOK BOX CLUB
Are you a Tees Valley based school? You can get your hands on these fantastic book boxes, and loan them free of charge. The boxes are packed full of fantastic books to inspire your pupils in the wonderful world of STEM.
Are you a Teesside primary school? Why not become a part of our book club and borrow a STEM book...
Inspire your students and loan this book box full of great STEM books including titles like Ada Lovelace Poet of Science & the Engineering Activity book
Inspire your students with this great book box, filled with inspiring STEM books, from Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls to Peg & Cat
Explore STEM through the joy of reading with this great collection of Space books as part of our STEM Book Club
Bring STEM subjects to life with this book box, filled with inspiring STEM books, from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Iron Man and The Gruffalo
ACTIVITIES YOU CAN TRY
The team here at the North East STEM Hub have developed a range of STEM activities that you can do at home or in your classroom. Each activity comes with a list of equipment needed and full instructions on how to conduct your inspiring STEM activity.
Air Zookas deliver a blast of air across a room by simply trapping air and then firing it forward.
Make your very own balloon hover craft with nothing more than an old CD, sports cap drinks bottle, Blu-tack and a balloon.
Can you get a kebab stick through a balloon without popping it? Is it possible? Give it a try with this experiment guide.
Can you make your very own balloon powered car. Use this handy guide to help you propel your hand made vehicle.
Create your very own Bath bomb and make bath time more fun and exciting whilst exploring the science behind the chemical reaction.
How to make custard bounce. Follow this simple guide to make bouncy custard balls, and find out the science behind it.
Get creative and paint some beautiful artwork whilst exploring the science behind Bubble art with this handy guide.
Explore the principle of buoyancy with the Cartesian diver classic science experiment using nothing more than an empty pop bottle, a bendy straw and Blu Tack
Can you make your very own catapult using some elastic bands, a spoon and some old lollipop sticks?
Can you ‘rescue’ a family of 4 by building a raft which will keep them floating safely on the top of the water
Make your own safe and easy cornflour slime whilst learn about the science behind the reaction in the cornflour.
How can you make a raisin dance? All you need is a small plastic bottle, sparkling water, a funnel and some raisins
Make your own helicopter with one a piece of paper, paper clips and a pair of scissors!
How can you make a cup sound like a duck? All you need is a plastic cup, some string, a pair of scissors and a wet cloth!
Can you protect a raw egg from breaking when dropped from a height onto the ground. Take on our egg drop challenge!
Want to have snow all year round? Make some fake snow and watch it grow!
Make your own flubber and find out if it bounces back into shape after you stretch it out. Does it bounce on the table?
Make your own fishing game and go against your friends!
Make your own ice cream without a freezer or fridge! You just need some milk, vanilla essence, sugar, salt, ice and some Ziploc bags!
Make your own lemonade with bubbles and enjoy a refreshing drink!
Create your own mini volcano with a plastic bottle, a tray, some vinegar, food colouring, washing up liquid and some bicarbonate of soda!
Get your brain engaged and use this activity to question how things work!
Take on our Jelly and Oil challenge! Can you move one cube of jelly from one place to another? What challenges are you facing?
Would you like to make your own Lava Lamp? All you need is a plastic bottle, some vegetable oil, some food colouring, Seltzer tablets, a funnel, a pipette and some water!
Make your own musical instrument with some straw, lollipop sticks and some elastic bands!
Construct your own marble run and challenge your friends to see whose marble will reach the bottom first!
What happens when you add Mentos to coke? Lets find out!
Are you ready to take on the challenge? How high can you build a newspaper tower?
Have a empty pizza box lying around? Make a pizza box solar oven with us!
Make your very own red cabbage indicator and see how the colour changes when added to different liquids!
What sounds do a slinky make? What does is sound like? How does the sound travel?
Are you up for the challenge? How high can you build a freestanding spaghetti tower? All you need is some spaghetti and marshmallows!
Grab a phone, find your stars and make your very own movie with stop animation!
Can you punch a hole through a potato using only a straw?
Make your own sun dial and tell the time using only a paper plate, a pencil and a felt tip or bio!
Can you replicate a traffic light in a test tube? Make your own with a test tube, food colouring, sugar, some cups and pipettes!
Create and launch your own rocket and challenge your friends to see whose can go the highest!
Create your own vortex in a bottle with a connector, two empty plastic bottles, some duct tape and water!
Make some noise with whirly tubes! What is the science behind it?
Make your own wind turbine! All you need is an A4 sheet of paper, a pair of scissors, a ruler and a kebab stick!
Using yeast, sugar and water, you can blow up balloons. (It might take a little longer than the usual methods!)
We are always on the lookout for exciting resources to help inspire young people into the world of STEM. Below are activities and resources which have been developed by our partners and external organisations.
Looking for a fun STEAM activity for the long weekend? Look no further! Get your pencils at the ready and learn how to #DrawArtemis
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