Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths : Learning by Doing

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British Science Week 2021

Science Week

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths that will take place between 5-14 March 2021!

The idea behind the programme is to raise awareness, spark enthusiasm and celebrate science, engineering, technology and maths with people of all ages and from all walks of life.

After growing in size year upon year, it is now thought that over a million people participate in British Science Week across the UK!

At StemForStarters we are contributing a range of coding and science projects aimed at young people - but anyone with an interest in science is welcome to join in! So check out the projects at Code Club and The Lab and have fun.

  • Free to download
  • Hands on
  • Easy to resource
  • Supports Mational Curriculum
British Science Week  is coordinated by the British Science Association and is funded by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

 

 

 

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Code Club

Code Club

These great projects combine colourful graphics with clear step by step instructions to make learning to code easy and fun.

Animations, games, art, stories and more. Supports the computing curriculum.

Free to download, use the projects any time or anywhere you like!

There are more projects in the pipeline so make sure you keep in touch.

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Coding with Scratch: First Steps

If you haven't played around with Scratch you don't know what you are missing. But don't worry. This guide is your jumping off point into the world of coding! ...
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coding with scratch: dancing

Coding with Scratch: Disco Dancing

In this project our Sprite will be showing off her dance routine with a dance-floor as the background and disco music playing ...
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Coding with Scratch: Telling Jokes

Coding with Scratch: Telling Jokes

In this simple project you will have two sprites telling a joke. You can also use this idea in lots of other ways to have all sorts of conversations between sprites – for example to tell a story or to ...
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Coding with Scratch: Ghost catcher

Coding with Scratch: Ghost Catcher

Create this spooky game where players score points by trying to click on ghosts as they appear and disappear around the grounds of the old castle ...
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Coding with Scratch: Digital Art

Create three separate apps to automatically draw some crazy artwork. Every drawing will be a unique masterpiece! Write the code to make the sprite move around the stage and use the pen blocks to draw lines as it moves. Then ...
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Coding with Scratch: Animations

In this project you will find out how to create simple animated cartoons. Make your characters walk, run, fly and change direction. And use speech and thought bubbles just like cartoons and comics. Adding a background to our cartoon ...
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Coding with Scratch: Loopy Squares

Use Scratch to draw squares. Lots of squares! Starting with just one square and building up to complex artistic patterns. The key to this project is using Loops to do all the work ...
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Coding with scratch: the maths quiz

Coding with Scratch: Maths Quiz

In this App you'll build an interactive quiz to help players revise their Times Tables! Find out about Variables, Random numbers and Operators ...
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Engineering

This is the blurb about engineering and how it is not a subject as such in early years ks2/3 but covers aspects of d&T in the syllabus as well as example sof engineering prinipals.

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Parent Zone

Guides, News and 'Explainers' for Parents

Coding in school

Coding in school

Starting at age just 5, coding is now a compulsory subject in all primary schools. Confused? Here is what you need to know ...
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Why coding matters

Why coding matters

Coding is becoming an essential skill. If you have a child, encouraging them to learn to code can open up countless opportunities ...
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How you can help with coding

If coding is a new topic to both you and your child, it’s a great idea to tackle it together ...
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Algorithms

Algorithms

Algorithms are basically a set of instructions. They play a key part in creating computer programmes but can also be used to describe simple tasks ...
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Floor Robots

You are quite likely to find motorised floor robots in pre-school and the early years of primary school. They are simple to use and an entertaining way to get young children starting out on coding ...
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Python Coding

Python is a scripting language widely used by older children for coding. But it is also behind projects such as blockbuster movies and spaceshots ...
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Scratch 3 code

Scratch

Scratch is probably the most widely used coding language in schools, particularly for younger children. Its 'block based' means it is easy to use and you get pretty good results straightaway ...
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