Resources for all ages
Most of NUSTEM’s programmes and activities portray STEM skills and knowledge in the context of the workplace, building students’ vocabulary and confidence. Incorporating a careers-linked approach brings real benefit to your students, and helps you align your teaching with the Gatsby Careers Benchmarks.
For Secondary Schools we’ve developed a guide (and CPD) on careers-linked teaching approaches, including links to the key strategy and advice documents.
For Primary Schools we’ve worked with the NELEP to develop ‘Careers in Initial Teacher Education’. This is a three session short course suitable for trainee and qualified teachers.
Designed with primary teachers, this five-week activity is easy to incorporate into your lessons. Our research suggests it helps reduce children’s reliance on stereotypes to describe STEM careers.
For free resources you can download and print yourself click the link:
Curriculum Careers Tool
A carefully-curated database of more than 100 STEM careers, sorted by National Curriculum topic in science and maths for KS1 – KS3.
Each entry carries a brief description of the job and an image search link, making it quick and easy to incorporate linked careers into your lessons. Simple, and free for clicking:
Resources for Early Years and Foundation Stage
STEM in Early Years
Our STEM in Early Years resources use storybooks, child-led activities and provocations to help children find out more about a STEM job.
Each unit contains support for adults in the classroom to help them increase their confidence about incorporating STEM ideas into early years settings.
Resources for Secondary
This free set of postcards are an easy way to introduce your students to careers and local employers. We have guidance notes, postcards to print and cut yourself, and a fancy download you can send to a professional print shop if you’d like pristine cards like the ones shown here.
Free resources to support your STEM teaching for students aged 11 – 14. These worksheets link curriculum topics directly to companies and employees, exploring both knowledge and context.
Click for the ever-expanding set:
Career Case Studies and Employers
A database of STEM employers and workers, cross-linked and, in many cases, related to the classroom worksheets.