Hi, I'm Laura from Inventors & Makers. Our self-led virtual workshops and clubs are designed to make STEM accessible for you to do from school, nursery or home.
We do all the hard work of planning and teaching STEM for you. We even use resources and equipment you'll probably already have. So all you need to do is get yourself set up and press play on our videos.
Take a look through our workshops and after-school clubs for EYFS, KS1 and KS2, and our home-based Little STEAMers classes for ages 2-5.
"The teachers were able to simply click on their link and use the STEM workshop with their children in their own room. The resources for the activities were easy to grab and low in cost and each activity was age appropriate. The children were engaged throughout and it was very helpful to be able to pause the video to ask their very curious questions and discuss further if needed. They had lots of fun!" (Miss Field DT/Science Lead, Kirkheaton Primary School)
With A Year of STEM Heroes you get more than a school year's worth of Inventors & Makers of the Week resources to share with your class.
These interactive extended assemblies get all your pupils thinking about inventors, inventions and seeing themselves as inventors of the future.
This taster class introduces you to your first Little STEAMers with a slightly shorter, but equally fun, session all about floating and sinking.
This workshop inspires children to engineer bridges in different ways using a story, actions, new ideas and familiar resources.
This workshop links to forces as children explore engineering with levers by building seesaws, lifting books and firing catapults.
This workshop gets your children developing skills behind coding like logic, sequencing and directions with numbers, songs and games.
This workshop gets your children exploring colours with some fun science and art activities that are easy to set up.
This workshop covers the life cycle of a butterfly as we read, sing, move, have fun with maths and learn about scientific reactions.
This workshop gets your children learning about fossils and skeletons as we become mini paleontologists.
Children travel to the Moon with this workshop as we read a story, make star gazer telescopes, blast off a rocket and print Moon paintings.
This workshop gets your children having fun with some Halloween science and potions.
These Little STEAMers sessions include topical content like Christmas and Halloween, as well as colours, floating, ice and dinosaurs.
These Little STEAMers sessions cover topical content like plant growth and Easter, as well as mini beasts, ramps and magnets.
These Little STEAMers sessions cover include topics to take outdoors like rainbows, boats and planes, as well as coding and pulleys.
In this British Science Week space-themed workshop, children learn about mankind's journey into space through the world of engineering with hands-on activities.
In this workshop children learn about what engineering is and then use engineering principles to build their own sturdy structures.
This workshop introduces inventors and inventions and teaches children to come up with their own inventions to solve a problem from a story.
In this unplugged coding workshop, children learn about human connectivity from solving cypher codes in Roman times to how computers work using binary code today.
This workshop teaches children about levers, pulleys and inclined planes as they engineer their own machines to solve problems from a story.
This programme gives you everything you need to run a fun and hands-on STEM Engineering club for your KS1 pupils.
This programme gives you your whole second term of STEM Engineering club for KS1, exploring things that move like levers, pulleys, wheels and more.
This short taster workshop gives you a flavour of our workshops with a simple engineering challenge that you can set up today.
In this British Science Week space-themed workshop we learn about mankind's journey into space through the world of engineering with hands-on activities.
This workshop explores the evolution of structures and engineering principles as children take part in hands-on construction challenges.
Children discover the six simple machines and complete engineering challenges to construct them, thinking about the forces in action.
This workshop inspires pupils to come up with their own invention ideas as they learn about and use the design thinking process.
In this unplugged coding workshop we explore how humans have communicated with cyphers through history and how computers operate using binary code today.
This coding unplugged workshop follows the use of cyphers to communicate throughout history and how these form the basis of modern day encryption on our phones.
This programme gives you everything you need to run your first KS2 STEM Engineering club covering machines, structures and more.
This programme gives you your whole second term of STEM Engineering club, themed around rides, including roller coasters and carousels.
This programme is your entire third term of STEM Engineering club all tied up, designing and engineering a range of games and toys.
This training session gives staff confidence in engineering to bring simple engineering ideas to the classroom, across the curriculum.
For just £1.00 this 14-day trial gives you access to three of our top Little STEAMers classes so you can get a taste for science together.
Membership of Little STEAMers Club gives you unlimited access to over 50 classes covering STEAM wherever and whenever you like.
"The Halloween themed class is one of our favourite Little STEAMers. My son still remembers it nearly a year later."
In this class to do at home, we'll practice some of the key skills behind coding like logic and sequencing, with stories, songs and games.
In this class to do at home we explore dinosaurs by making skeletons and fossils and digging like paleontologists.
In this class to do at home we make our own star gazers, blast off with a balloon rocket launch and print the Moon's bumpy surface.
Get your first curated collection of classes to spark an interest in STEAM at home as you explore potions, colours, ice, shadows and more.
Continue your STEAM learning journey at home as you take things up a level with classes including chemistry, dinosaurs, coding and more.
Take your STEAM learning to the next level with classes to do at home covering gravity, electricity, space and even Earth science.
With A Year of STEM Stories you get more than a school year's worth of STEM Stories videos and printable resources to share with your little ones at home or in a school or nursery.