Free STEM resources from the James Dyson Foundation

As a teacher interested in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), I am always on the look out for new resources that can help teachers and students to understand what can prove to be challenging concepts.

I recently spent some time exploring the resources available from the James Dyson Foundation to support the teaching of some STEM concepts.

There are free posters, videos, engineering kits and challenges for children and young people to complete. The pack of 52 digital challenge cards, for example, are embedded below:

I recently used one of these challenges to form part of a Digital Leaders challenge for the clusters of schools I am working with in Manchester and Heywood, Rochdale. To see the Digital Leaders challenges, have a look for children’s responses to Manchester Digital Leaders Challenge #4 and Heywood Digital Leaders Challenge #3 on the respective blogs.

So, consider exploring the free resources from the James Dyson Foundation and see what your students can create with the inspiration from a famous British inventor.

If you would like to join a Digital Leaders cluster project for the 2015/16 academic year, please contact me here.