There is a vast array of STEM-related activity resources that are suitable for use in a STEM Club setting. Some organisations have also developed specific resources for clubs, but what you want to do will depend on the STEM subject, length of time and other factors, such as working with a STEM Ambassador.
The activities outlined here are divided into long, short and one-off activities.
- One-off activities are completed in one session. They are often highly engaging and can have a real wow factor.
- Short projects are any activity that takes club members two to three sessions to complete. Many of the shorter projects will include demonstrations or experiments that can be used as one-off activities.
- Long projects are activities that take half a term or more to complete and might be considered a long project. Completing a long project can be very rewarding, especially if there is an award or a prize involved.
Each activity is categorised as Science, Technology and Engineering, Maths, or Cross Curricular.
Science Technology and Engineering Maths Cross Curricular
Most of the activities have clear instructions, with downloadable resources to help you easily implement them in your club.
Use the drop down menu below to browse different activities, or download the entire list as a pdf STEM Club Activity list.
You can also search online directories for other activities. The National STEM Centre Library holds a wealth of resources and activities which would be suitable for clubs. The STEM Directories is a searchable database of activities offered to schools by external providers, many of which would be suitable for a club setting. Costs vary, although grants to use the listed activities are sometimes made available.
Inclusion on this page does not represent endorsement by the STEM Clubs Programme.