Emily Hunt’s 15-Minute STEM is an exciting collection of 40 quick, easy-to-resource, tried-and-tested STEM activities for 5–11 year-olds.
Governments, industries and scientific bodies around the world are increasingly prioritising investment in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) knowledge and skills because these are regarded as key, interlinked foundations of future employment and economic growth. Those in the education community also recognise the importance of teaching children these skills from a young age; however, many primary teachers are inexperienced in this area and lack the time and confidence to integrate STEM activities into the already packed curriculum.
Enter 15-Minute STEM. This innovative resource has been designed to reassure educators (and parents) that they don’t need to be experts to deliver high-quality STEM education. Each activity includes step-by-step instructions, takes just 15 minutes to complete and can be resourced from everyday materials found in the classroom or at home. This means that, with minimal preparation, teachers can slot these cross-curricular activities into an otherwise busy day, broadening their pupils’ learning at no cost to their focus on core curriculum areas.