Demystifying Semiconductors: Exploring the Technology behind modern Electronics.

One-day events, during spring and summer 2024, for year 10, 11 & 12 students from secondary schools in Wales, to explore the world of electronics and demystify semiconductors. Schools or individual students can book their place at these events. During the day, participants will find out more about Electronics and studying the subject at university level. There will also be a ‘hands on’ introduction to microcontrollers, guided tours and opportunities to speak with current students & teaching staff.

There are 3 separate events:
Bangor University, Wednesday April 17th. Book here.
Cardiff Metropolitan University, Monday June 24th. Book here.
University of South Wales (Pontypridd Campus), Wednesday July 3rd. Book here.

Primary Science Practical - Making Toothpaste. Monday 20 May, 3.45pm. Online

Bring a chemistry experiment into your primary classroom with this fun, simple practical activity.

We will demonstrate how easy it is to make your own toothpaste and will suggest how your pupils can investigate the product by testing whether or not the toothpaste works!

Making toothpaste can be a stand alone activity or we'll show you how it can be the beginning of your pupils' CREST Awards journey.

If you can't join on the day, register beforehand and receive a recording of the online session along with a great video from a dental STEM Ambassador giving ideas on how you can link the activity to learning about oral health.

Register here.

The Royal Society of Chemistry Experimental extravaganza in partnership with the Institute of Physics

South Wales. Tuesday 2 July, 9.30am–3.00pm, The College Merthyr Tydfil CF48 1AR 

North Wales. Friday 5 July, 9.30am–3.00pm, Bangor University LL57 2PZ

We’re pleased to be joining forces once again to bring you our annual day conferences. Last year, you asked for more hands-on activities so this year RSC, IOP and a special guest will deliver three practical based workshops. 

You will have the opportunity to attend all the workshops, have time to network with colleagues from across the country and, of course, enjoy a lunch on us. 

Register for the South Wales event here.

Regoster for the North Wales event here.

The STEM Ambassadors Activity Competition

You could win a 2-night stay for 2 in York and have your resource or activity featured in STEM Learning's Online Resource Library!

We're inviting you, our STEM Ambassadors, to enter our competition with an exciting STEM activity idea or a resource that you have designed.

It really is that simple! If you have a fun STEM activity you use when volunteering or an activity idea, comment below and tell us about it. Maybe you have designed a STEM resource or worksheet that learners love to use, share it below!

Your entry could be for Primary or Secondary and suitable for a class, small group or STEM Club, it's up to you!

 Submission Process:

Participants should submit their entries by replying to this thread:


• Winner: A 2-night stay for 2 in York*, this can be a weekend or weekday, term time or holiday, double room or 2 singles/twin (date subject to availability) 

• Winner: The winning resource or activity will be featured in the STEM Learning Online Resource Library (Primary or Secondary)

• Honourable Mentions: Additional prizes may be awarded by the judging panel.

The Edina Trust Science Grant Scheme

Calling Primary Schools in Denbighshire, Newport, Torfaen

The Edina Trust offers £700 primary school science grants and £500 early years science grants. Grants are available in a local authority area for three years, after which we move on to new areas.

It’s quick and easy to access as the grants are non-competitive, meaning you are guaranteed to get funding if you are in one of the current areas. 

Schools can use their grants for: 

  • Science resources 
  • Science weeks 
  • Scientific visits (in or out of school)
  • Improving the school's grounds for science
  • Gardening equipment
  • Science subscriptions

Details of the simple application process are here