Learn by Design offers a range of commercial STEM (science, tech, engineering and maths) sessions for both primary and secondary schools, often as part of a wider careers/STEM event.
Sessions aim to inspire by raising knowledge of both STEM and STEM careers. We can deliver a selection of these for a whole STEM day, please get in touch to discuss your needs.
Our most popular sessions
STEM Day | Rotation of Workshops - KS3
Is 1 workshop not enough? How about 5 in one day! From robots to molecules, towers to code breaking and perhaps a little bit of practical physics to add in the mix, this day is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on your students!
Using cutting-edge sports testing equipment (e.g. Batak boards) this workshop aims to help young people understand more about scientific principles such as energy usage. Students are fully briefed on safe equipment use and provided with a worksheet to support them in analysing their own performance and the scientific principles underpinning this. This can be part of a STEM day rotation of workshops, read more here >>>
Biology of Brains
Students consider the main cell types that make up our brains and then complete in a series of challenges that focus on different functions of the brain, where they are located and the basic biology behind them.
Explore the world of light and optics with some fun interactive challenges. Suitable for keystage 2.
Molecules to Medicine
Putting chemistry and biology to the test in this hands on workshop using MolyMods.
Using Lego Boost robots, learners programme their robots to complete a maze. Using simple to pick up software, students gain an understanding of basic robotic programming and the role robots play in society.
Circuit Boards challenges pupils to complete a series of circuit building challenges, using popular snap-together circuit board kits, circuit diagrams and electrical symbol keys.
Building of Keystone bridges lead into a digital session exploring structure and load capabilities.
This team led task takes inspiration from the work of structural engineers, by challenging team to produce the tallest tower capable of withstanding 'hurricane winds'.
Robot Rumble - Mission to Mars
Understand robots and technology while putting new skills to the test whilst using the highly engaging VEX robotics system. Suitable for keystage 3, 4 and 5 - read more here >>>
This is a competitive quiz with a twist. Using wireless remotes, linked to a 'Qwizdom' interactive system, pupils explore a diverse range of STEM topics, developing their subject knowledge, teamwork and communication skills in the process.
Design and Deliver
Create and present a brand new idea or a unique twist on an existing idea. find out why innovation is important.
"Thank you for such a successful and inspirational day for our students. The mentors pitched the workshops at exactly the right level, as well as being totally engaging and incredibly organised. The student feedback was excellent. I hope we will be able to work with you again in the near future."
- Charles Dickens School