Browse resources for introducing primary pupils to STEM careers and historical and modern-day scientists
Introduce primary learners to STEM careers and encourage them to explore their own skills. Includes a game, colouring poster, fact files and teaching notes.
Explore 366 days of chemistry history in anecdotes. Find out more about what happened on today’s date or explore the whole collection
Follow the adventures of eight leading women in chemistry and celebrate the common element that catalysed their journeys: a life-changing, chance-taking, thrill-seeking love of science.
Careers posters to generate curiosity and discussion about what a career in chemistry can involve, whilst dispelling the stereotype that all chemists work in a laboratory.
Read about real-life careers in chemistry and how chemistry meets global challenges. The information in these resources is aimed at secondary students, however, the videos and game are ideal for sharing with older primary students as well.
CIEC promotes awareness of STEM careers by linking primary school science with industry. Visit CIEC’s website for free downloadable science publications that support teaching science to 4-12 year olds, as well as training and CPD opportunities.
Explorify have a collection of activities which focus on diverse STEM professionals, past and present, called Celebrating Scientists. For example, who is Kiara Nirghin? Who is Charles Macintosh? Or you can learn about the role of a ‘super broccoli’ food research scientist and an air pollution scientist.
NUSTEM has created a database of over 100 STEM careers sorted by science topic. For each career you can find an explanation of the job, counter-stereotypical images of people who do that job and three attributes someone needs to do that job.