Activity sheets

These STEM / STEAMM activity sheets and science education resources can be used in schools, colleges or at home, and are suitable for all age groups (11-19 years).

Each of the activity sheets are colour coded. Click on the topic of your choice, and you’ll find:

  • Science experiments
  • Teaching resources
  • Discussion points to get you thinking about the topic you’re interested in
  • Links to relevant STEM / STEAMM (science, technology, engineering, arts, maths, medicine) resources.

Dr Alex Copley has been studying earthquakes and their effects for many years. He feels that a greater understanding of earthquakes, and incorporating that information into any planning and construction projects, will improve building practices and minimise their negative impacts.

Find out more about earthquakes and an earthquake hot spot: Alaska.

Sarah McAnulty from the University of Connecticut is studying the relationship between Bobtail squid and a bacteria it needs to help it to camouflage.

Find out more about working in marine biology, how studying sea creatures can help us understand our own bodies, and test your local waterways with water testing kits.

Tissue engineering and stem cell research are a relatively new science, offering exciting prospects for human health. Dr Dave Hay is a professor of tissue engineering and, with his colleagues, he is growing human liver cells in a lab.

Find out more about what stem cell research can do for us, and the effects of toxic chemicals on a beef liver.

Optics is the field of science and engineering that deals with the origin, movement and detection of light. Almost all the technologies we use today – smart phones, video games, music streaming – are reliant on optics and photonics.

Find out how to get a free DVD from the International Society for Optics and Photonics, or make your own telescope, light fountain and shimmering lens.

Dr Christine Wekerle and her team have designed an app known as ‘JoyPop’ that can help young people build on their resilience on a daily basis.

Find out more about clinical psychology, how breathing deeply can relieve stress, and what the contents of your pockets say about you.

Dr Andrea Holmes uses nanotechnology to create sensors that can identify unknown, potentially dangerous substances such as explosives or poisons.

Find out more about nanotechnology and learn how to make artificial snow and a liquid crystal thermometer.