Great STEM Resources For Home Learning During The Coronavirus & Beyond
Explore inspirational activities
With the vast majority of students home-learning and a massively impacted staffing level at school, planning and delivering activities that are effective and inspirational can be an extra stress that can be reduced using the resources described below.
To help out during the COVID-19 Pandemic and beyond, we have selected a range of fantastic cost-effective activities to run in school that will make a difficult situation that little bit easier. Bought individually these are exciting resources for home-learning and allow parents to deliver STEM outside of the classroom. We are also adding new online resources in the coming weeks.
The activities below have proven to be easy to run time and time again, in the classroom or at home. Each one is carefully structured, using techniques employed in our event days, to get students enthusiastic about learning. You can buy individual resources for home-learning, buy bulk kits for school or save more than 10% by purchasing the STEM Box 1 collection.
Amazing Mirascope Experiments
Explore the science of magic by investigating the amazing 3D optical illusion, often used in magic shows. It is truly fascinating - which makes it an intriguing introduction into light and optics. Exclusive activity sheets can be photocopied and used to guide pupils through a range of activities that will enable them to investigate the reflections and images formed in a concave mirror and explore the effect of adding the top mirror. Students will experiment with image inversion, convergence, magnification and the learn the difference between real and virtual images.
Higher level challenges help students to locate focal points, construct ray diagrams using the laws of reflection and measure the focal length of the mirrors. Students will be challenged to solve problems throughout in order to explain how the Mirascope works and can compete to design the best stage illusion in the class. With six different activities, there is plenty of scope for a full-day activity.
Buy Separately: £10.95 inc VAT & Delivery
- Box of 8 = £59.95 inc VAT & Delivery
Water Rockets Away - Class kit
As missions to Mars become a reality for this generation - it is a fabulous time to use the world famous 'Rokit' to explore the exciting world of rocketry! This kit includes a comprehensive 46 page activity booklet with a wide range of experiments and creativity challenges to complete - all of which can be photocopied. With 20 activities, there is lots to choose from. Options to add a nose cone, a parachute mechanism or to build a clinometer to measure maximum height all help to make the activity even more exciting. Students can experiment with the volume of water placed in the bottle to find the optimum amount to give the best overall flight - be it height reached or total distance travelled. Every Rokit contains the specialist adapter, hose & fins required to make your own the compressed air and water propelled rocket ready to launch.
We sell the kit cheaper than anywhere else & include the activity book. Using multiple rockets make it easier to launch and the worksheets make it possible to run an hour-long to a week-long activity.
Buy Separately: £14.50 inc Activity Book, VAT & Delivery
- Pack of 8 = £79.95 inc 1 Activity Book, VAT & Delivery
Centred on one man's lucky escape from a near fatal caving adventure - this mysterious case engages pupils from the outset. You get the presentation, lesson guide, worksheets and online Kahoots quiz access for an activity that is ideal to use as a science project and competition.
This activity is perfect for your home-learners. You will be provided with links to activities they can complete in their own time. It is also a hugely effective way to deliver the Marble Chip investigation within a context that turns the mundane into an exciting and challenging experience of true scientific enquiry when all students return.
In addition, the activity is designed to offer strong cross-curricular links with other subjects - English, Geography, IT and Media - so you can get your students working throughout a day or even the week in a totally absorbing project that can bring disciplines together.
Having completed up to six different activities your students can log in to two different online Kahoots quizzes that will test their understanding and problem solving skills to the full whilst having awesome fun.
Buy Separately: Home-learning from £1 per student
- School Licence = £39.95 inc VAT & Free Delivery
Activities in STEM Box 1
Buy the STEM Box 1 Collection
All 3 Activities In One Box
- 8x Amazing Mirascope Investigations
- 8x Water Rocket Kits + 1 Activity Book
- 1x Caving Conundrum DVD + Site Licence