National STEM Learning Centre

The National STEM Learning Centre provides world-class professional development activities and resources to support the teaching of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. The Centre is a purpose-built, state of the art facility based at the University of York backed by an unrivalled team of experts in the fields of education and STEM.
Our team has created a suite of online and bursary supported face-to-face professional development for teachers and support staff throughout their careers. Extensive research shows the direct positive impact of our professional development on participants, students, schools and colleges.
We host a free library of online resources holding thousands of quality assured and curated STEM teaching resources alongside those contributed by the wider teaching community.
The National STEM Learning Centre is operated by STEM Learning Ltd. STEM Learning (formerly Myscience) is an initiative of the White Rose University Consortium (comprising the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York) and Sheffield Hallam University. STEM Learning manages the National Science Learning Network, the National STEM Centre and other programmes supporting STEM education.

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Maths Subject Knowledge: Proportion, Ratio and Scaling (FutureLearn)

Learn how to solve proportional reasoning problems and apply them to real world contexts and STEM subjects. Subject knowledge for teachers and educators without a maths background. Proportional reasoning and the use of ratios is required across different areas of the mathematics curriculum. It is essential to many areas [...]
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Teaching Primary Science: Getting Started (FutureLearn)

Learn how to deliver primary science in an engaging and practical way in this course for teachers of 5-11 year old pupils. Primary science is the first opportunity to develop your pupils’ curiosity about the world. Studies suggest that by engaging pupils in practical science work frequently, they will [...]
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Teaching Primary Biology: Evolution and Inheritance (FutureLearn)

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Develop sound subject knowledge of primary biology and learn how to identify and overcome pupils’ misconceptions around evolution. Learn how to teach evolution and inheritance to primary school pupils. When teaching science in primary school, subject knowledge is essential to help students overcome any misconceptions they may have around [...]
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Teaching Primary Biology: Body Processes (FutureLearn)

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Boost your knowledge of body processes and improve the effectiveness of your biology teaching for the primary national curriculum. Enhance your KS2 science teaching with teaching CPD on life processes in biology. This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to inspire your primary science pupils with [...]
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Teaching Primary Biology: Classification (FutureLearn)

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Learn KS2 biology subject knowledge and teaching strategies that will engage pupils in the primary science national curriculum. Enhance your KS2 biology classes with CPD from STEM learning. To teach primary science effectively primary education teachers must have sound subject knowledge, but many primary teachers are not science subject [...]
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Maths Subject Knowledge: Graphs, Functions and Solving Equations Graphically (FutureLearn)

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Maths Subject Knowledge: Graphs, Functions and Solving Equations Graphically (FutureLearn)
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Discover effective methods to teach graphs and functions as part of the maths curriculum for students aged 10-16 years. Enhance your knowledge of graphs and functions to teach the maths curriculum. In this course, designed as a subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) for teachers, you’ll explore the topics of graphs [...]
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Teaching for Home Learning: Primary Science (FutureLearn)

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Teaching for Home Learning: Primary Science (FutureLearn)
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Learn teaching strategies and tools to make the transition to online primary science teaching easier during the COVID-19 pandemic. Keep your primary school students inspired by science whilst learning at home. Primary school science teaching often involves sparking students’ imagination through practical [...]
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Teaching Primary Science: Exploring Space (FutureLearn)

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Plan your own space week and learn how space exploration can inspire your primary school science students to work scientifically. Explore the Moon, Mars, and deep space with your primary pupils. The thrill of space exploration is an exciting context for teaching the primary curriculum. On this course, you’ll [...]
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Teaching Biology: Inspiring Students with Plant Science (FutureLearn)

Learn how to keep your biology students engaged by teaching practical science with plants. This course is ideal CPD for teachers. Support the biology curriculum with plant science. Biology lessons provide opportunities to inspire students with practical examples of science. On this course, developed with specialists at Science & [...]
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Teaching Primary Science: Human Spaceflight (FutureLearn)

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Learn how to use the topic of human spaceflight to excite and engage your pupils across the primary science curriculum. Take your pupils into orbit by using space for primary science learning. On this course, you will learn how keeping humans alive in space and how our view of [...]
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