Steam resources for 7-11 year olds

Bringing technology to the Tudors

Easily adapted to suit the exploration of life in any historical period, this cross-curricular activity offers pupils the opportunity to work together to present their learning in a unique way.

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Teaching the digestive system through drama - STEAM resource

The following unit of work is based on statutory requirements found in the
science curriculum for Years 3 and 4. The requirements lend themselves to
interactive drama work that will reinforce important concepts about digestion,
nutrition and how the human body moves. Below you will find four lesson plans
that detail opportunities for class, group, paired and individual movement work.
Guidance is also given as to how these activities could be useful for assessment
purposes. A large space such as the hall would be the most suitable space for
activities, but adaptations could be made for a classroom with desks and chairs
pushed to the side. The unit of work was published in Teaching Drama magazine, Autumn 1, 2016/2017.
By info106

S.T.E.A.M - Famous Inventors Project

The Famous Inventors Project is one that aims to bring Enterprise in Education together with other curricular areas, focusing on S.T.E.A.M. The purpose of the project is for children to learn about Famous Inventors, select a famous and life changing invention to redevelop and design for use in the future then develop and run a mock business to make and market their product. The project culminates in a day of presentations and pitches, allowing the children to demonstrate their learning over the course of the project. This project not only meets many of the experiences and outcomes of the CfE/NC, but can help children develop towards the four capacities, as well as giving a real and relevant context to their learning with a perceivable goal to work towards.
This fully comprehensive project pack gives an easy to use, fun and accessible project for upper stage pupils to enjoy.
The document is in PDF format and contains 39 pages, including a full planner/assessment tool, teacher's notes and guidance, lesson outlines and directions as well as a set of appendices and handouts to use during the project.
By pammyc

Den Day STEM Challenge - Build a structure that stands

To support pupils taking part in Save the Children's Den Day, use these resources to challenge children to build a structure that stands, out of everyday materials.

The accompanying presentations for KS1 and KS2 can be used to help children learn about the impact of natural disasters and how families can lose their homes.

These resources have been specifically designed to use for Save the Children's Den Day on Friday 16 June. Schools around the UK will be building dens out of everyday materials and raising money to help give more children around the world a safe place to shelter.

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By s_pirouet

STEAM. Art and Maths. Symmetry Images

30 beautiful kaleidoscopic images which challenge students to work out how many lines of symmetry there are. Images range in complexity from 9 to 2 lines of symmetry. Ideal as visual support for STEAM lessons.
By Start Education

Rotational symmetry patterns

This can be used as an art activity, an introduction to rotational symmetry or an extension easy!
By pink12house


Twenty weeks of engaging ⭐STEM / STEAM⭐ independent tasks are included in this engaging bundle designed for students aged 8 - 12 years old. This is excellent for covering both DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES and DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGIES. All with ABSOLUTELY NO PREP REQUIRED!!

Just print out and away you go... All instructions are easy to follow and will involve students completing all tasks at home. Answer sheets included.

✔ Decoding Binary
✔ Visual Representation of Recycling data at home
✔ Understanding Pixels, bytes and Sprites
✔ Algorithmic Sleuths and code breaking
✔ Creating digital images with numbers
✔ Identifying technologies that changed our world
✔ Mapping and co-ordinates with BOLTS
✔ Write your name in Binary
✔ Code Cracking
✔ Technology Keytword search
✔ Following Algorithms
✔ Coding Challenge
✔ Make your won Codes and Encryption
✔ Analyzing data and Inferring
✔ Recording sounds as images.
✔ Bottle Toss Challenge
✔ Timeline of technological evolution task
✔ Paper Plane challenge task
✔ Which shapes are the strongest?
✔ Design a Virtual Reality Controller

Best of all if you buy in NOW you will receive ALL FUTURE ADDITIONS FOR FREE we regularly add more tasks. These additions will incur a greater expense for late adopters as THE PRICE WILL RISE.
By Innovativeteachingideas

Spaghetti Challenge: STEM activity

In this race against the clock students work as a team to build the highest tower possible out of dried spaghetti and marshmallows.

The objective of this lesson is to explore structures and investigate what methods of building can make the tallest and strongest structure. By testing their prototype buildings, students will also have the opportunity to rebuild and alter their designs to improve them, giving an insight into the real-life processes of testing, redevelopment and prototyping that engineers and scientists use.

By Science Museum Learning


This unit of work had been designed to compliment the SUNFLOWERS SCIENCE/LITERACY - UNIT OF WORK. These units of work include everything you will ever need to complete a topic on Sunflowers. This part of the unit covers the Numeracy/Art aspects of the topic with close links to Science. Numeracy has a Powerpoint presentation that starts the investigation into Fibonacci patterns. There is also activities that cover; measuring and shape sorting activities, estimating and fun money/costing activities. An enrichment Art activity explores the 15 Sunflowers by Van Gogh and the pupils are then challenged to solve some thought provoking time/date related word problems.This work can be completed in class or set as an extended homework activity.
By crigdon

Bridges pack

A set of worksheets ranging from investigating bridges to designing and building a bridge.
By moshing

DT musical instruments

Hopefully this is everything you'll need to teach this topic, apart from the physical resources obviously. Please ignore any references to lesson observation in some of the titles: I used some of these during an observation and haven't changed the title since. Please review this resource. Also suitable for SEN. If you found this helpful, please leave a review. Thank you.
By senteachinginfo

Air Rocket Investigation

Using our rocket template, students build an air rocket that is launched with a drinking straw. They then investigate what factors will affect the distance the air rocket travels.
By The British Interplanetary Society

Egg Drop Challenge

A PowerPoint and resource, order form sheet to give the children the task of designing and creating a structure than can hold an egg and protect it from a 3 metre drop. Children are also given a budget and will have to manage their finances accordingly. This was completed as part of a Parent's Engagement Session.
By Carl Farrant

Spy maths - context based maths

Lessons based on the idea that Dr Evil is going to attempt to take over the world and only YOUR class can stop him. Embed the first video into a powerpoint and have Dr Evil suddenly appear in the middle to kick start it all, and then your children will be ordering henchmen into a Most Wanted list, order them on Evil Street, work out catering for the evil convention, create a model of the device, and eventually destroy it. The final Dr Evil video shows the kids they have defeated him. Some of the final resources are missing and due to a computer meltdown I no longer have them. Sorry!

By mrsNibbles

STEM: Island Survival CCSS

This is my brand new STEM packet for 5th grade, all about Island Survival. This packet is a 4 week long activity, designed around 3 different experiments that tie in the Common Core Standards. The experiments include:

Designing and Building a Water Filtration System
Growing Seeds in Soil and Water using Fresh Water and Salt Water
Building a Raft

Students will also be required to document their progress through photos and video, so that they can create a multimedia presentation at the end of the project.

***These activities also require additional materials which are easy to come by:
Plastic water bottles (4 per group)
Plastic soda bottles (1 per group)
Plastic cups (16 per group)
Small rocks (2-3 cups per group)
Sand (2-3 cups per group)
Old t-shirts (1 per group)
Dirt (1 large Ziploc bag per group)
Variety of edible plant seeds, at least 8 different kinds (tomato, lettuce, etc…)
Salt (1 large container per group)
Sticks (10 per group)
String (1 roll per group)
Roll of plastic trash bags (1 bag per group)
Duct tape (1 roll per group)
Foam pool noodles (1 per group)
Poster board (1 per group)
Rubber bands (5-10 per group)
A container large enough to hold water for testing floatation (ideally 1 per group but can be just 1 for the class)***

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By LyndsDive

Making Your Own Comics in Microsoft Word

Simple instructions for creating your own comics using the drawing tools in Microsoft Word. This is a fun and imaginative way to teach English language essentials such as visual literacy, story writing and dialogue (both external and internal) to middle school students. It may also prove useful as a means of story boarding drama and multimedia projects or exploring social interactions. This resource can be used by teachers as an aid for guided instruction or distributed directly to students as a printed worksheet. If you find it useful please provide a review.
By Steve Kelly

Muffin development project

Booklet containing everything needed for a short project on developing a healthy muffin.
By plesters