Learning a language gives the study of STEM a little 'je ne sais quoi'

The study of foreign languages may not seem closely tied to STEM, but in fact they have a strong relationship. As well as improving cognitive skills that help in STEM study, speaking other languages opens up lines of communication with scientists all around the world, essential for international scientific progress. Read more

Science fiction or science reality?

We explore the relationship between science and science fiction, looking at the inventions first conjured by sci-fi filmmakers that are now part of our lives, as well as the out-of-this-world films that are more scientifically accurate than you might realise. Read more

Why you shouldn’t underestimate the power of reading

Reading has loads of great benefits – it's entertaining, informative and helps to relieve stress. But did you know that, for children, reading even story books can complement the study of science, technology, engineering and maths? Read more

Championing change: CREST webinar inspires secondary science teachers to revitalise their lessons

The BSA, with Gatsby Charitable Foundation, recently published a guidance pack and webinar to help secondary science teachers build curriculum-led practical projects into lessons. Practical work is a crucial part of students’ science education – and it is surprisingly easy to run when using the CREST Awards. Read more

Tackling underrepresentation in STEM industries starts in the classroom

Recently released data shows disparities in the rates of exclusion of UK schoolchildren from ethnic minority backgrounds. These disparities can also be found in data analysing the ethnic make-up of the STEM workforce, showing that inequality needs be addressed at every level. Read more

Real change will only come by facing our fears, anxieties and discomfort

Chief Executive of the BSA, Katherine Mathieson, reflects on the recent report from the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities. Read more

Think your future plans don't include STEM? Think again!

For soon-to-be school leavers who are starting to think about their next steps, we have pulled together some Gold CREST Awards that would look great on any application form, even if you don't think STEM is in your future. Read more

Spring has sprung: The return to school

With the summer term starting in April, we have explored fun ways to get students excited about science ahead of a full return to the classroom post-lockdown across the UK. Read more