11-14 cross-curricular projects in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)

Nuffield STEM Games

Nuffield STEM Games is an active learning project inspired by London 2012. The activities are cross-curricular, taking in elements of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

There are four pods totalling 16 hours of timetabled or off-curriculum learning. All resources are free and include presentations, pupil activities and teacher notes. 

Introductory lesson
Pupils work together in teams to establish a standard operating procedure for a game. It requires careful planning, collaboration and respect for other members of the team. 

Pod 1 Up to the mark
Is excellence in sport a natural gift? Or can anyone achieve it with enough practice? In in other words, does practice really make perfect? 

Pod 2 In top gear
Does everyone have an equal chance on the pitch? Or is it about who's got the best gear? How have technological changes to equipment and sportswear improved performance?

Pod 3 Game on
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n this pod, pupils design a new game with fair rules and an effective scoring system. 

Download the General teacher guide

Is your school ready to celebrate the London 2012 Games?

By participating in Nuffield STEM Games your school/college is eligible to receive a whole range of rewards from London 2012!  

To access your rewards, you simply need to complete and return your school’s Get Set network application form and tell London 2012 about the activities you have been doing as part of Nuffield STEM Games. You’ll then receive a plaque and certificate, the right to use the London 2012 education logo, plus automatic entry into prize draws to win visits from athletes and the London 2012 mascots, and much more!

London 2012 World Sport Day, presented by Lloyds TSB, is on Monday 25 June 2012. You’re invited to join thousands of schools across the UK in celebrating the athletes and cultures of the world. This is also your chance to showcase all your Values-related work in the final celebration before the Games begin. 

Join the Get Set network now.

 

 

 

 

To find out more about Nuffield STEM Gamesemail: 
curriculum@nuffieldfoundation.org