New STEM learning service launches at Big Bang Fair

The event in London saw the unveiling of Discovery Education’s brand-new STEM Connect platform

A new STEM learning service was launched by Discovering Education at The Big Bang Fair, an event for young scientists and engineers. 

STEM Connect will provide teachers with learning resources and activities for primary and secondary pupils in key stages one to three.  

The platform offers enquiry-based activities, hands-on challenges and videos which aim to make STEM lessons applicable to real-life situations and issues.  

The content has been created around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG). Students will learn how STEM subjects can help address climate change and plastic pollution.  

Our new STEM Connect resources will teach children about sustainability and some of the biggest challenges facing our planet.
– Susanna Goldschmidt, Discovery Education

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The Big Bang Fair was held from July 3–4 at Westminster Kingsway and Newham College and welcomed pupils from across the capital. Students had the opportunity to design miniature wind turbines and learn about wind-powered electricity.  

Susanna Goldschmidt, head of publishing at Discovery Education said: “STEM education is about preparing children for what’s next. Our new STEM Connect resources will teach children about sustainability and some of the biggest challenges facing our planet, while boosting enjoyment in these subjects and sparking interest in STEM Careers. Today’s pupils are tomorrow’s scientists. We’re looking forward to working with primary schools to get them ready!” 

Discovery Education currently serves 4.5m teachers and over 50m pupils worldwide and is used by over half of all primary schools in the UK. 

Explore STEM Connect more at www.discoveryeducation.co.uk 

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