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 - Science - Heart Matters


Pupils discover that you are never too young to start taking care of your heart. They carry out scientific investigations in order to give young people information on the effect of a high fat diet on the circulatory system. They gain scientific understanding of the causes, effects, treatment and current research on heart disease and high blood pressure. They investigate the effect of fatty deposits in arteries and learn that these start building up in childhood. By using problem-solving skills, they diagnose which patients have had a heart attack.

Teacher Resources

'Heart Matters' STEM Futures Science ResourcePDF, 1.94 mb

'Heart Matters' Illustrated ScenarioPDF, 1 mb

Related Video Case Studies

Randox Laboratoriesfrom the Life & Health Sciences sector