Schools & Community Activities

If you need support to deliver the STEM curriculum for your school, or if you’re looking for a creative space n Plymouth, why not book into the STEM Hub? We have a range of activities to choose from, or can work with you to create a bespoke package.

To book, e-mail: STEM@cityplym.ac.uk, call 01752 305300 or use our booking form.

Activities for schools

Our state-of-the-art STEM Hub aims to boost interest in STEM careers and introduce your students to the rewards of scientific discovery. The activities and innovative technologies at the Hub support the teaching of STEM subjects, and are linked to the National Curriculum. All the activities below are aimed at Key Stage 2-3 and suitable for up to 30 students. They cost just £5 per student, and accompanying staff go free!

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation – investigation, analysis and evaluation

A body’s been found. Now the trainee Crime Scene Investigation team need to help solve the case and bring the perpetrator to justice. Students will use forensic techniques, from blood splatter investigation and facial identification, to fingerprint analysis. With a little help they’ll be able to figure out the clues and crack the case.

Director’s Cut – animation, music and film creation

Stop-motion animation has been enjoyed by generations of children and adults alike. Now students can become filmmakers as they unlock the STEM secrets behind film. While creating their own stop-motion film, they’ll also be introduced to computer animation and given the opportunity to compose music with technology.

Titanic Discovery – communication, design and construction

Take a voyage of discovery on one of the most famous ships ever built. Students will explore how STEM was used to create and sail the Titanic, and eventually to discover the location of her final resting place. Armed with a range of materials, students will be challenged to design, build and test their own raft. They’ll experience computer aided design (CAD), discover how communication has changed over the past 100 years and create their own news broadcast about the Titanic disaster.

Activities for community groups and businesses

Marine science, manufacturing, engineering and healthcare are just a few of the industries that give Plymouth a natural connection with STEM. For Plymouth to develop both economically and culturally, the basics of these STEM subjects should be available to everyone.

Working with the community, the STEM Hub is offering its resources to grow people’s STEM skills across the city. If you’re a home education or activity group, or a local business who needs a venue with a difference for staff training, presentations or team building, contact us today for more details.