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...


Useful Links

For further information or guidance on any area of the STEM project, please use the external links below:

CCEA accepts no responsibility or liability for any material supplied by or contained in any of the linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. We cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over availability of the linked pages.


Armagh Planetarium
Ireland's leading centre for astronomy education.

Association for Science Education (ASE)
Community of teachers, technicians, and other professionals supporting science education and is the largest subject association in the UK.

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)
Free science teaching resources for primary and secondary schools. Supported by the UK pharmaceutical industry.

The Big Bang Fair
The Big Bang: UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair is the UK’s biggest single celebration of science and engineering for young people and aims to celebrate and inspire them.

Bringiton is the the main careers initiative by the NI Software Association, DEL and the Sectoral Skills Council. The site is designed to provide young people, parents and and teachers with insights into potential careers in ICT with profiles of companies, interviews with workers and information on career paths and courses.

European Laboratory for Particle Physics.

The Innotech Centre
Highlighting innovation in schools to promote the STEM subjects.

Institute of Physics
Scientific charity aimed at increasing the practice, understanding and application of physics.

Project aimed at enriching the mathematical experiences of learners.

Randox research and develop innovative, high quality solutions designed to make diagnostic testing quicker with higher accuracy and reliability for results of the highest quality.

Royal Society of Chemistry
European organisation devoted to advancing the chemical sciences.

Science Park
Knowledge-based Science Park in Northern Ireland offering a commercial and research driven centre for knowledge-based industries.

The community for science education in Europe was created to facilitate regular dissemination and sharing of know-how and best practices in science education across the European Union. Scientix is open for teachers, researchers, policy makers, parents and anyone interested in science education. The site provides useful information about what is happening throughout other European countries in relation to STEM.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) enrichment and enhancement activities for schools in Northern Ireland.

Tasty Careers
Agri -food careers/sector attractiveness resource.

Award-winning interactive science and discovery centre at the Odyssey in Belfast.

W5 STEM Career Posters (Zip File)
STEM career posters from 9 different companies including B/E Aerospace, Almac Discovery and Mash Direct.