STEM resources for children


As schools in the UK are closed due to Corona Virus, we know that you will be looking for interesting and engaging STEM resources for your children. Look no further! WISE has put together a list of STEM resources and activities which are free to access or to register for parents which can be done at home. The activities range from primary to secondary school age so there will be something for everyone. 

If you know of any other STEM resources we can share on this blog we would love to hear about it. Email 

Complete our popular My Skills My Life quiz to discover your personality type and see how your skills match up to STEM careers 

Scratch allows you to program your own interactive stories, games and animations using coding! 

Maddie Moate is a BAFTA winning presenter and YouTuber. She is the host of Cbeebies “Do You Know?”, BBC’s “Earth Unplugged” and has amassed over 25 million views on her YouTube videos across multiple science and technology channels. She has great YouTube videos of activities you can try at home. If you want to learn how to make paper out of elephant poo or how snowflakes are made then take a look! 

The Curiosity Box offers a monthly themed science kit created by Oxford scientists. There are free resources on their website to help children with any anxiety & worry they may be feeling around Corona Virus. The resources include explainer videos, quizzes and games 

STEAMsational offers STEM & science lesson plans & teaching resources that will help you get your children involved in STEM activities at home. Learn how rain falls and trees breathe! 

You will find the STEM Learning website is home to thousands of free resources to support teaching & learning of #STEM at primary, secondary and A-level 

Want to design and build a catapult? Look no further. There are lots of great hands on STEM activities at Little Bins for Little Hands 

If your child is old enough to learn by themselves BBC Bitesize  is a great resource which secondary students can use on their own 

Science Sparks think that science for kids doesn’t have to be boring. All their activities are easy to do and use equipment and materials commonly found around the home. 

Kesh Maths is a brilliant resource for GCSE maths. There are videos explaining each topic, worksheets, answers and a quiz! 

Tes is a site on which lots teachers share their resources nationally. Parents or students can sign up for free too. There’ll be a resource on for almost anything which has ever been covered on the curriculum, for any age group, anywhere in the country! This is great for all ages, but will help students who are GCSE and A-level a lot. 

Twinkl is great for primary worksheets – perfect for both in and out of the classroom. Twinkl is offering every parent access to all Twinkl resources with a One Month Ultimate Membership, totally free of charge. Setting this up is really easy to do, Just go to and enter the code PARENTSTWINKLHELPS 

Blockly offers the chance to have a go at computer programming skills with a variety of different games. 

Practical Action has pulled together their top learning at home resources that we hope will inspire you and your children during the lockdown period. Each activity links to areas of the formal curriculum in the UK and gives your children the opportunity to learn about real world issues. 

If your primary school age children want to learn about finding a plastic pollution solution or learn facts about volcanoes then check out National Geographic Kids 

There’s no better time to join The Stemette Society! Young women ages 13 to 25, this is your opportunity to connect with a global network of like-minded young women in a safe and moderated online space. 

Holiday Pirates has live video feed of zoos if you fancy a bit of a change! 

Updated – 22/04/2020 

The Smallpeice Trust are launching Engineering@Home challenges on their twitter account. Give them a follow! 

Due to the school closures, the association for science education (ASE) have opened up their great bug hunt 2020 to all primary school aged children. 

BBC Bitesize Daily is bringing you three new lessons every weekday, with videos, activities and more. Start a lesson! 

Rolls Royce Spirit of innovation for ages 3 – 11 STEM-related activity packs for inquisitive young minds eager to learn more about cleaner sustainable aviation and have fun in the process. 

Tech We Can Tuesdays! Tech She Can are hosting free technology lessons aimed at students (10-13 years). Each lesson has a different theme and the aim is to inspire children to consider a future career in technology… Find out more!