Primary Thematic Units: STEM

Supporting the statutory requirements for the Areas of Learning of the NI Curriculum at Key Stage 2. Read more...

Norn Iron's Ordinary Heroes

A comic celebrating people who have achieved extrordinary success in the areas of STEM. Read more...

STEM in Minecraft

Pupils develop empathy for how people lived in Viking times by overcoming a number of problems encountered through everyday Viking life, in Minecraft! Read more...


Case Studies

Promoting STEM through the NI Curriculum

Making Learning Connections

STEM Innovation

CCEA adopted innovation as a tool that could be used by schools to bring about lasting change in terms of adding value to their STEM provision. Schools were given the opportunity to gain an insight into and discuss innovation in STEM education. Read more...

Assessing UICT through STEM Futures

This case study shows a good example of how careful selection of curriculum material leads to work which satisfies several statutory requirements at once. Read more...

STEM Heroes

Schools across Northern Ireland had the opportunity to celebrate and share STEM Heroes in their local community. This booklet gives a summary of some of the exciting work that was carried out by pupils in both Primary and Post-Primary schools. Read more...


Making Learning Connections

STEM ‘Making Learning Connections’ was launched in late September 2009 and ended in March 2010. Over 40 teachers and more than 400 pupils from
18 primary and post-primary schools participated. In most cases teachers from a primary and post-primary school worked collaboratively to develop and deliver a thematically based STEM project which included links with local industries.

The school projects have been produced as ten case studies, six of which are accompanied by web based videos.
The case studies are intended to highlight the different ways that STEM can be promoted through the
Northern Ireland Curriculum. It is hoped that the case studies will provide teachers with some ideas for creating their own STEM projects.