Activities for Schools

The Public Engagement teams at our UK sites aim to bring all of STFC’s world class science to life for a range of audiences, especially teachers and young people. There are a huge range of activities available for schools from each of our sites, together with a wide variety of teaching resources.

Get inspired by STFC’s research, and explore our science and technology in all its diverse fields: Large facilities - from giant telescopes, to lasers, supercomputers and the Large Hadron Collider - helping physicists, chemists and biologists to understand our world and the Universe beyond.

We operate a new suite of CPD opportunities on our engagement themes: dark sky discovery, big data and computing, our material world, big telescopes and inside the atom.

CPD resources

Schools, museums, and clubs can borrow samples of Moon rock brought back to Earth by the NASA Apollo astronauts. Find out more here.

Borrow the Moon

Free Leaflets, Posters, Wall Charts and Booklets are available for schools at no charge directly from the STFC Public Engagement Team and can also be ordered via the website.

Teaching Resources

We support the work of STEM Ambassadors.

STEM Ambassadors

STFC and partner organisations offer a range of web-based resources that include interactive learning activities, curriculum links, lesson plans, general project information and input from scientists involved in projects.

Teaming Up

Science and Technology Facilities Council Switchboard: 01793 442000