Science Education in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Science Education

4x4 In Schools

Technology challenge for young people between 11 and 19, involving designing and building a 4x4 vehicle to negotiate a tough course. Includes registration information, FAQs and details of starter kits.

British Science Week

A ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths - featuring events and activities across the UK for people of all ages.

Cavendish Laboratory: Educational Outreach

The Department of Physics at the University of Cambridge provides a guide to their outreach activities, resources, and workshops for schools, teachers, and prospective undergraduate students.

CIEC Promoting Science

A project in the University of York Department of Chemistry promotes science teaching in primary and secondary schools in the context of industry; with details of resources available, projects and training, and contacts.

Clifton Scientific Trust

Charity which promotes "science for real" in schools. Presents information on their work with both primary and secondary schools.

Dark Sky Wales

A team of professional educators providing workshop sessions to inspire young learners' interest in science, mathematics and engineering; provides details of their projects, services, and resources, with contacts.


Charity which runs various schemes designed to encourage young people to choose a career in science, technology, engineering or maths. Provides full details of each scheme in subsites.

Enterprising Science

Funded by BP; offers science masterclasses for teachers plus science road shows for schools.

Future Morph

Careers resource designed to highlight the many and varied career options open to science students.

The Guardian: Science Education

Providing the latest news and research details along with information about higher education in a range of scientific areas.

Leaders Award

Award scheme which requires children between 5 and 19 to interview leading figures in science, technology, engineering and maths.

National STEM Centre

Works with schools, colleges, and other partners to supports education in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in England; with a guide to their resource collections, news and events, and contacts. NtlSTEMCentre

OpenLearn - Science, Maths & Technology

An expanding collection of free materials produced by the Open University.

Researchers in Residence

Partners secondary schools and colleges with residencies by PhD and post doctoral researchers in order to engage pupils with science and research. Includes FAQ, case studies and information on how to get involved.

The Royal Institution

An organization devoted to scientific education and research; offers a guide to its heritage and facilities, with details of its programmes for public science, and science for schools.


Educational initiative which encourages young people to make short films demonstrating and explaining practical science concepts. Includes film library, extensive guidance and advice and details of how to enter the annual competition.

Science Shows

Hands-on learning and science shows for museums, schools and science festivals; includes booking information.

Sixty Symbols

Free online videos from the University of Nottingham, explaining 60 concepts in physics and astronomy.

STEM Directories

Presents a collection of schemes and activities provided by organisations from the UK that aim to enhance and enrich science, technology, engineering and maths in schools.


Runs programmes designed to encourage young people to take an interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). Includes full details, STEM ambassador section and resources.

Tech Know

Community for UK school science and technology technicians. Includes wiki knowledge base, forums and job and event listings.


Charitable organization which aims to inspire young people about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Based in Aberdeen.

UK Earth Science Courseware Consortium

Develops, produces and distributes interactive courseware for use in Earth Science teaching and learning.


Provides a wide ranging collection of teaching and learning resources covering DNA, genes, the Human Genome Project, and their implications for science and health; designed to support the UK curriculum for 14-19 year olds.

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