Take your school on a journey of discovery into STEM! Come to the biggest on-day STEM fair in the Yorkshire and Humber region. It’s FREE, fun and inspirational.
Students will have the chance to take part in over 40 STEM-sational interactive activities. There will also be three pre-bookable shows.
The event encourages students to present their STEM projects. They get the chance to talk to STEM professionals about their work and take part in an awards ceremony to recognise their achievements.
‘Capturing movement’ is the theme of this year’s competition from the Royal Society of Biology. Life on Earth is constantly changing, and your invited to photograph nature in motion.
You might wish to explore the locomotion and migration of animals or the growth and colonisation of plants and fungi. Your photograph could depict the act of flying, hunting, playing and swimming, or the bones, muscles and other biological structures that help perform these actions. Entries are also welcomed that explore this theme at the cellular or molecular level, illustrating the dynamic world only revealed to us with a microscope.
If you are looking for a STEM challenge that gets pupils thinking about electricity in a real-world context then check out the new Solar Challenge from Practical Action.
Set in rural southern Zimbabwe where few villages have access to mains electricity, pupils investigate how to make different circuits which include solar cells. They then look at the requirements for electricity by different people in a community and make decisions on how a fixed amount of solar cells should be allocated based on needs.