Links

This section provides links to both internal and external organisations that support the development of RAF STEM

UKSA Was There Life on Mars?

After a seventh-month journey, NASA’s car-sized Mars Perseverance rover will make its final descent to the Red Planet on 18 Feb 21 to begin its search for traces of life. To find out more about the role UK scientists and the UK Space Agency have played in this exciting mission, please click on this link…

www.stem.org.uk/mars
STEM First Engineering Fairytales

An exciting collection of Fairytale stories, sponsored by BAe and STEM First, read by real Engineers from a variety of backgrounds. Each story is followed by a STEM Challenge linked to the Fairytale that has been read.

https://www.baesystems.com/en/careers/careers-in-the-uk/getting-ready-for-work/home-learning
WISE – My Skills My Life interactive online tool

The My Skills My Life is a tried and tested outreach resource created by WISE to inspire girls to consider a career in STEM. It allows girls to find out their personality types and then show them female role models with similar personality types that currently work in a STEM role.

https://myskillsmylife.org.uk
Hi-Impact Space STEM online tutorials

To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day, the RAF partnered with Hi-Impact Consultancy to deliver 2 online classroom lessons. The link will take you to the lessons on You Tube. The first session will introduce you to and discuss Planets whilst the second session will talk about Women in Space and show you how to…

https://www.hi-impact.co.uk/inwed/
WISE (Women in Science and Engineering)

An organisation dedicated to the support and development of Women in science and engineering. Currently hosting a wide range of links to a large variety of STEM activities that can be done at home.

https://www.wisecampaign.org.uk/stem-resources-for-children/
The Spitfire Fund by Tom Parker

Follow the serialised adventures of a trio of children from 2020 as they travel back to the heart of the action in the historic Battle of Britain. Written by the RAF Museum’s Children’s Author in Residence, this short story commemorates the 80th anniversary of this pivotal historic moment.

https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/cosford/schools-and-colleges/school-resources.aspx
The Institution of Engineering and Technology

The Institution of Engineering and Technology has a range of resources for 5-11 year olds including the Look at Me Now project.

https://education.theiet.org/primary/
SSERC- Inspiring STEM educators

SSERC provides a range of STEM learning resources for early years and primary.

https://www.sserc.org.uk/subject-areas/primary/primary-resources/primary-home-learning/
ExpeRimental

The Royal Institution’s ExpeRimental is a series of short films making it fun easy and cheap to do science experiments at home with your children.

https://www.rigb.org/families/experimental
Institution of Mechanical Engineers

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ ‘STEM Activities at Home’ page provides a range of free practical activities to do with simple resources that you might have at home.

https://www.imeche.org/careers-education/supporting-teachers/resources-and-activities/stem-activities-at-home