Blogs about STEM learning and class kits
STEM Teaching for the Primary Curriculum
Caroline explores how to introduce cross-curricular STEM activities into the busy school schedule.
Girls in Engineering
Caroline discusses how she got into engineering, some of the preceived barriers for girls and draws on the experience of some of her female friends who have had a career in engineering.
Having fun with Computer Control and Programming
Caroline takes a look at how to make computer control and programming come to life by making programmable models based on the Crumble Controller. Children get to learn key aspects of the computing curriculum whilst applying programming to a real life project.
STEM Learning at Home
Caroline suggests ways in which we can help and encourage pupils at home to investigate, experiment and discover for themselves how things work.
Running a STEM Club
Caroline shares her experiences in setting up and running a STEM club and shares many useful hints and tips on how to make these clubs successful for boys, girls and leaders alike!
Crumble controller - a cross-curricular class kit
Caroline introduces the Crumble controller and various programmable models that children can make from the TTS Crumble Class Kit
Making a fan boat - a cross-curricular STEM class kit
A step-by-step guide on how to make fan boats using this popular TTS Fan Boats Class Kit
KS2 Make your own chair-o-plane
Give pupils an opportunity to extend and use knowledge of electrical circuitry and switches to produce a fairground ride. Uses the TTS Fairground Rides D&T Class Kit.
KS2 Make your own motorised vehicle
Step by step guide on how to make your own pulley-driven vehicle. Suitable for KS2 pupils exploring electric circuits, pulleys, wheels, axles and bearings and KS3 students investigating series circuits, friction, average speed and energy transfers. Uses the TTS Motorised Vehicle D&T Class Kit.
Design and make a balloon buggy
Step by step guide on how to make your own balloon buggy with ideas on how to test and improve the design. Uses the TTS Balloon Buggy Class Kit.
Make your own hand-held fan
Step by step guide on how to make your own hand-held fan. This project is ideal for KS2 pupils exploring the use of electric circuits and motors with everyday materials.
KS2 Make your own lighthouse
Step by step guide on how to make your own model lighthouse. Enhance your pupil's knowledge of circuits using this real world STEM project. Uses the TTS Make your own light D&T Class Kit.
KS2 DT project - Make your own merry-go-round
Give pupils an opportunity to extend and use knowledge of electrical circuitry and switches to produce a fairground ride. Uses parts in the TTS Fairground Rides D&T Class Kit.
Make a coloured spinner - class STEM project
Step by step guide on how to make a coloured spinner using the Crumble controller and TTS Crumble Class Kit.
Build a house STEM class kit
Step by step guide how to design and make a model house with a working doorbell and light. Uses the TTS Build-a-house Class Kit.
How to make a periscope
Step by step guide on how to make your own periscope. Uses the TTS Periscope Class Kit.