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STEM-based Activities for Future Engineers & Technologists
It’s no secret that STEM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics), are some of the most important of all.
As a group including engineering and technology recruitment companies Matchtech and Networkers, we are highly focused on STEM skills and can vouch that they are highly sought-after from employers all over the world. This demand for STEM skills will only continue to increase in a world that is always striving for innovation.
But the good news is, learning STEM skills is also great fun! They help develop minds that are inquisitive, analytical and curious.
So with everything that’s going on, now might be the perfect time to inspire your kids to take an interest in STEM.
Luckily, there are loads of great STEM-based activities and resources available online. We’ve done the legwork for you and compiled a list of the very best places to find new STEM activities and resources, across all age-ranges. Enjoy!
1) ‘Starters for STEM’
We love these 10 educational activities from STEM Learning to keep brains and bodies moving. They’re easy to resource and provide children with the stimulus to talk about the world around them.
Check them out here
2) Science primary resources from National Geographic
National Geographic has put together a range of resources for KS1 and KS2 Science. Covering fun facts and in-depth features on animals, habitats and life cycles, as well as out of this world resources on space, the solar system and being an astronaut, National Geographic Kids has a wealth of resources to help you plan your home-learning activities.
Take a look here
3) Learning Computer Science
In a tech-enabled world, computer science and coding are hugely valuable skills to learn. As they’ve grown up with technology, kids tend to really engage with these sorts of activities. Cord.org have put together some resources specifically during the Coronavirus outbreak, and are even running a live, weekly interactive classroom called Code Break.
Explore their resources here
4) Explore Earth & Space with NASA
Who better to educate your kids about space than the people who have been there? NASA has compiled a fantastic library of resources to keep those budding astronauts dreaming big during the lockdown.
Check out their resources here
5) STEM Learning from home and subject expert webchat
The experts at STEM Learning have put together a great selection of resources - all of which are completely free for everyone to access. Their subject experts are also available from 8.30am to 4.30pm on weekdays via the chat function on their website.
Find out more on their website: www.stem.org.uk/home-learning
6) Bring the fun of a Science museum to your home
If your kids enjoy visiting science museums, they’ll love these challenges that they can take part in at home from the Science Museum Group. There are loads of activities, challenges and experiments available to keep minds and bodies entertained and educated.
Make your virtual visit here