WYSTEM Activity Resource bank

Here’s some great activities for you to use / adapt / develop to support STEM enrichment activities with young people. You can search by STEM area, format, Key Stage, description or title.

TitleSourceDescriptionKey StageSTEM area (keyword)Format
Power for the World: Primary Facilitators PackEWB (Engineers without Borders)Explores issues around renewable energy in the developing world. Pupils discover how energy access differs between their own country and Kenya, looking at different energy sources and solutions. At the end of session pupils work in teams to design and build their own wind turbine and test them out as a class.
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KS2EngineeringPDF
Power for the World: Primary PowerpointEWB (Engineers without Borders)Explores issues around renewable energy in the developing world. Pupils discover how energy access differs between their own country and Kenya, looking at different energy sources and solutions. At the end of session pupils work in teams to design and build their own wind turbine and test them out as a class.
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KS2EngineeringPowerpoint
Power for the World: Secondary Facilitators PackEWB (Engineers without Borders)Explores issues around renewable energy in the developing world. Pupils discover how energy access differs between their own country and Kenya, looking at different energy sources and solutions. At the end of session pupils work in teams to design and build their own wind turbine and test them out as a class.
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KS3EngineeringPDF
Power for the World: Secondary PowerpointEWB (Engineers without Borders)Explores issues around renewable energy in the developing world. Pupils discover how energy access differs between their own country and Kenya, looking at different energy sources and solutions. At the end of session pupils work in teams to design and build their own wind turbine and test them out as a class.
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KS3EngineeringPowerpoint
Spaghetti ChallengeJames Dyson FoundationConstruct a bridge out of spaghetti, strong enough to support a 250g bag of sugar.
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KS2/KS3EngineeringPDF
Changing StatesJames Dyson FoundationMake an egg fit into a bottle without breaking it. How can you change an egg's properties to make it fit into a bottle?
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KS2/KS3SciencePDF
Electric motorJames Dyson FoundationBuild your own electric motor. Can you build an electric motor with a battery and a simple screw?
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KS3Technology
Engineering
PDF
Underwater volcanoJames Dyson FoundationCreate a colourful underwater volcano. What does an underwater volcano and a hot air ballon have in common?
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KS3SciencePDF
Build a crimple zoneJames Dyson FoundationCan you build a crumple zone for a toy car to absorb the energy of a crash? Build a crumple zone on the front of a toy car that will protect it when it rolls down a slope into a wall.
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KS3EngineeringPDF
Clean scienceCentre for Industry Education CollaborationStudents investigate the cleaning power of washing agents and through a series of investigations decide on the most effective solutions.
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KS3SciencePDF
Working scientifically in the primary classroomCentre for Industry Education CollaborationThis booklet has been produced to help teachers understand how to ‘work scientifically’ within the primary science curriculum for England. Each page contains a summary of information intended to enable teachers to: plan science lessons during which children can show progress in their learning, ensure continuity and progression of essential enquiry skills, differentiate activities and add challenge for more able children, make accurate assessments, and facilitate high quality peer and self-assessments.
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KS2SciencePDF
Water for the World - Primary Facilitators PackEngineers without BordersWater for the World explores the challenges associated with the global water crisis, looking at accessibility to safe and clean drinking water around the world. Pupils learn about the importance of water to people’s everyday lives and examine possible solutions for conserving and filtering water. At the end of session pupils work in teams to design and build their own water filter and test them out as a class.
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KS2EngineeringPDF
Water for the World - Secondary Facilitators PackEngineers without BordersWater for the World explores the challenges associated with the global water crisis, looking at accessibility to safe and clean drinking water around the world. Pupils learn about the importance of water to people’s everyday lives and examine possible solutions for conserving and filtering water. At the end of session pupils work in teams to design and build their own water filter and test them out as a class.
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KS3EngineeringPDF
Water for the World - Primary PowerpointEngineers without BordersWater for the World explores the challenges associated with the global water crisis, looking at accessibility to safe and clean drinking water around the world. Pupils learn about the importance of water to people’s everyday lives and examine possible solutions for conserving and filtering water. At the end of session pupils work in teams to design and build their own water filter and test them out as a class.
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KS2EngineeringPDF
Water for the World - Secondary PowerpointEngineers without BordersWater for the World explores the challenges associated with the global water crisis, looking at accessibility to safe and clean drinking water around the world. Pupils learn about the importance of water to people’s everyday lives and examine possible solutions for conserving and filtering water. At the end of session pupils work in teams to design and build their own water filter and test them out as a class.
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KS3EngineeringPDF
Saving lives at Sea through STEM: an RNLI resource packRNLIThis resource uses the essential work of the RNLI to provide an exciting, real life context for students to explore key STEM topics. The resource is made up of four curriculum based lesson plans, each of which focuses on a different element of the RNLI’s work: Launch, Navigation, Propulsion, and Survival. All lessons are curriculum linked and developed by practising teachers.
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KS4SciencePDF
Biomicry resource packRAF / WYSTEMA complete teaching resource pack exploring biomimicry and its uses within science and engineering. Session designed to run over a 90 minute teaching session.
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KS3Science
Engineering
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Earthquake challenge resource packRAF / WYSTEMA complete teaching resource pack exploring what causes earthquakes and the challenges associated with controlling them. Includes activities and challenges. Session designed to run over a 90 minute teaching session.
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KS3Science
Engineering
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Expedition resource packRAF / WYSTEMA complete teaching resource pack exploring expeditions and the scientific value they bring. Includes activities and content relating to a planned expedition to Antartica. Session designed to run over a 90 minute teaching session.
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KS3Science
Engineering
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Search and Rescue resource packRAF / WYSTEMA complete teaching resource pack outlining STEM-related tools and techniques used in search and rescue operations. Activities and resources included to enable student groups to react to and organise a search and rescue operation. Session designed to run over a 90 minute teaching session.
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KS3Science
Engineering
Compressed PDFs
Simple ice breakerWYSTEM'ICE breakers' are useful devices to generate some energy in the room when working with young people. This fun and simple activity uses image jigsaws as a way of constructing working groups in a session.
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KS2
KS3
Science
Technology
Engineering
Maths
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