Teacher Useful Links

Explore these useful links for teachers wanting to inspire their class in STEM subjects. From useful resources to interesting activities.

Resources

If you’re looking for STEM resources then there are thousands out there for you to choose from. Below are some of the best sites we’ve found for primary and secondary teachers.

  • Kit Club and Book Loan – Explore our available STEM kits, and Book Loan here at the North East STEM Hub
  • STEM Learning – suitable for both primary and secondary teachers. All resources are fully tried and tested.
  • Maths Hub – local hubs set up to help you network and provide training for maths teachers and anyone supporting maths in schools.
  • Computing at Schools Hub – local hubs set up to help you network and provide training for computing teachers and anyone supporting computing in schools.
  • Global Experiment – free simple experiments that you can do in your school.  Covering science plus other areas of STEM they are all fully resourced for you to download. They also give you the option to download results from schools in other countries to compare and contrast with yours.
  • Year of Engineer – the site contains ideas and resources to use in your school to inspire your students in engineering.
  • CREST Awards – CREST Awards scheme is run by the British Science Association and is their programme for young people. It is the only nationally recognised accreditation scheme for STEM project work (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects, providing science enrichment activities to inspire and engage 5-to-19-year olds.  There are projects on hundreds of topics and cover KS1-KS5.  All resources are provided on the site free of charge, however there is a charge for submitting work for official accreditation.

For Primary Teachers

  • Explorify is free to use and helps you to get discussions going in the classroom and helps children to explain their answers.
  • Reachout CPD is also free to use. CPD on all of the science topics right across KS2 including common misconceptions and ideas for practical activities in the classroom.
  • Association for Science Education (ASE) is the professional institution for science teachers.  Most of their content is free to use, however some parts do require you to be a member of the ASE.  It is especially good for science leaders as it includes information on assessment and how to link to other curriculum areas.
  • Learn Chemistry Free resources on all areas of science.  The Royal Society of Chemistry have produced mind maps of the history topics mapped against the science curriculum so you can fully integrate science into your topic work as well as much more including hundreds of experiment ideas and videos to download.

Links to Science Learning Partnership

Science Learning Partnerships (SLPs) combine local expertise in teaching and learning in science, facilitating CPD, and providing school-to-school support.

  1. North Tyneside Learning Trust – Northumberland, Tyne and Wear
  2. Carmel College – Durham and Tees Valley