Popular Steam projects for secondary

Promote critical thinking and good teamwork among secondary students with our collection of popular Stem and Steam projects

Tes Resources Team

Science, Secondary, Stem, Steam, Project, British Science Week, KS3, KS4, GCSE, Post-16, A-level, Year 7, Year 8, Y`ear 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12, Year 13

Cross-curricular investigations and activities to inspire pupils to work together and think creatively

While it can be argued that we should be providing opportunities for students to engage in Stem or Steam projects all year round, it can be hard to find the time in an already packed curriculum. When you do have a lesson or two to spare, we’ve made it easier for you to get straight down to it by highlighting seven stimulating ideas designed to motivate learners to think outside the box. 

Popular Steam resources

Kitchen Science - STEM activities
Science Museum Learning

Kitchen Science - STEM activities

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A downloadable booklet of fun science activities using everyday ingredients, with notes for teachers. This booklet contains step-by-step instructions for science activities and experiments that are safe and easy to do in the classroom or at home.
Floating garden challenge - STEM challenge
PracticalAction

Floating garden challenge - STEM challenge

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This STEM challenge would be great for a science or STEM club, to use British Science week, as the focus of collapsed curriculum timetable day , or to enhance a lesson on climate change. It can also be used to gain a CREST award Students initially look at some of the problems caused by climate ...
STEM Lesson Plan - Wind Energy
Realcoolfutures

STEM Lesson Plan - Wind Energy

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This Lesson Plan involves making models and carrying out experiments to discover which type of turbine blade is the most efficient at turning wind into energy. It features Dan Hammond, a wind energy technical project manager. Students will make a connection between what they study and the world beyo...
Athlete or Machine
Royal Academy of Engineering

Athlete or Machine

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This resource has been developed with support from BAE Systems, who engineered the sled used by Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams, and is intended to be a truly inclusive STEM resource. It has been designed to be used by teachers of design & technology, mathematics and science to show students...
Post a pringle STEM challenge
00rebson

Post a pringle STEM challenge

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A full on but fun small activity Key features- STEM literacy Group work Concept is for pupils to design packaging that enables a pringle to be sent through the royal, limited resources and restrictions on size creates a very interesting project. Moves away from making for making sake and de...
Spaghetti  Tower Challenge
staceycoles

Spaghetti Tower Challenge

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Perfect for KS3 Science as it covers the success criteria planning skill. Could also be used for the wider key skills, particularly problem solving.
Textiles smart materials textile technology
possytronics

Textiles smart materials textile technology

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ATTACHING LEDS TO TEXTILES PROJECTS (more resources under NEW smart materials)The light stitches material may be used in schools and colleges provided original copyright is acknowledged. The instructions enclosed show how to attach electronics to textile projects using possytronics conductive thread...
STEM: Island Survival CCSS
LyndsDive

STEM: Island Survival CCSS

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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 ...

For even more inspiration, check out our  Steam hub, full of project ideas organised by both phase and subject.