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Discovery Education STEM Connect

Real challenges, real possibilities

Flexible, hands-on challenges

STEM Connect offers a suite of resources for Key Stages 1, 2 or 3, designed to be used flexibly either within timetabled lessons, or in after-school STEM clubs. Hands-on tasks and challenges provide real-world context and urgency to learning and enable pupils to bring together knowledge from science, maths and design & technology.

Engage with real problems

STEM education is about preparing for what’s next, presenting relevant problems the next generation will have to solve. With the enquiry process at the heart of STEM Connect, each unit is structured to encourage pupils to:

  • Ask questions to understand the precise nature of the challenge presented
  • Plan how to conduct investigations to build knowledge and check assumptions
  • Design solutions, iterate and evaluate their effectiveness

Identify future careers

STEM Connect uses relatable scenarios that bring out pupils’ creativity while guiding them to develop and apply knowledge and skills to important real-world challenges. Challenges also shed light on different STEM careers, helping pupils identify future professions. The context for each challenge is set through videos, image galleries and factfiles, while worksheets guide pupils through the hands-on activities.

Rachael Coulthard St Nicholas Primary School, Hertfordshire

"The links to the UN Goals and everyday STEM careers are really fantastic because I believe it’s more important now than ever before that we relate what we are teaching in the classroom to the real world. The clear and uncluttered layout makes it easy to pick and choose what you are going to use (and to find it again quickly!) and to adapt for your own class or context."

Inspire pupils to solve real-world challenges

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