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...




The teacher notes are intended to provide you with ideas for using the CERN video resources. Each video lasts around 3 minutes and is designed as stimulus material which can be used as the basis for developing further activities mainly within the Science and Technology and Learning for Life and Work Areas of Learning. Depending on how the activities are structured and developed they might be used to provide pupils with opportunities to acquire and develop skills. There are also opportunities to use the Curriculum Key Elements to enable pupils to make learning connections across Areas of Learning and to explore issues.

The teachers’ notes provide a summary of the content in each of the videos and offer suggestions for planning and developing enquiry based activities which are infused with the Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities and address important messages around some Key Elements.