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...


Futures - Home Economics - 'Cheese Sensation'


Pupils explore diet and health issues as they take part in a scenario-based challenge. They also develop knowledge, understanding and skills in the areas of nutrition, health guidelines, labelling regulations, advertising and marketing.

Since the publication of this resource, The Eatwell Plate has been replaced by The Eatwell Guide to outline government advice on a healthy balanced diet.

To find out more visit The Eatwell Guide on the NI Direct website.

Teacher Resources

'Cheese Sensation' STEM Futures Home Economics ResourcePDF, 3.26 mb

'Cheese Sensation' Illustrated ScenarioPDF, 2.79 mb

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