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...


Agri-food - John Thompson & Sons


In 1880, John Thompson and his sons opened an animal feed mill in Belfast. Over a century later, it’s the largest mill site in the UK, employing 170 staff and producing a wide range of feeds for poultry, cows, sheep, horses and pigs. Working closely with regional companies as well as local farmers, John Thompson & Sons manufactures hundreds of products, including quality feeds, bespoke feeds, fertilisers, silage additives and grass seed. Known throughout the agri-food industry as Pioneers of Better Feedingstuffs, the company invests heavily in scientific research, product development and technological advancements – making STEM central to its success.

Related Teacher Resources

'Animal Feed'STEM Futures Science Resource

Pneu and ImprovedSTEM Futures Technology and Design Resource