Popular Stem projects for secondary

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

Tes Resources Team

Light bulb moment as inspiration for popular stem projects at secondary KS3 KS4

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 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 selecting these stimulating ideas to motivate learners to think outside the box.

Popular Stem resources

STEM Catapult Challenge
bethgrace2312

STEM Catapult Challenge

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This great STEM project includes: - Title page - Equipment list (using simple school supplies) - Build instructions (step by step) - Target template - Target safety sheets with questions - Planning sheet - Think boxes for project reflection - Aerodynamic activity sheet - Speed link up activity - Co...
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.
Paper Helicopter STEM Challenge (PBL)
Innovativeteachingideas

Paper Helicopter STEM Challenge (PBL)

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Can you make the ultimate paper helicopter? Do you understand the principles of flight and gravity? How will you design, enhance, "tinker" and most importantly record your data and evidence of your findings? All these essential questions will be answered through these excellent HANDS ON S...
Magnetic Fruit Experiment (Fun Back to School STEM Activity) for KIDS
STEMKids

Magnetic Fruit Experiment (Fun Back to School STEM Activity) for KIDS

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When we think about objects that respond to magnets, fruit usually doesn't come to mind. Watch a rare-earth magnet repel a grape and discover different kinds of magnetism. The resource can also be used to introduce the topics Diamagnetism, Paramagnetism or Ferromagnetism. Use this fun resource to ge...
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.
Maths / STEM Project Lesson - Data Analyst
MrWatkins123

Maths / STEM Project Lesson - Data Analyst

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This is a project lesson for 50 - 75 minutes based around interpreting data, understanding proportions, calculating percentages and statistical enquiry. The theme of this lesson is to emphasise the importance of data analysis in varied fields of life, and includes three specifically designed data se...