Our STEM Boxes contain a range of curriculum aligned activity cards and a teacher resource book to ease lesson planning and support enquiry-based learning.

What does the box include?

  •  120 laminated student cards:
    • 20 different investigations organised into five themes
    • Six copies of each card (printable versions as well)
  •  A comprehensive full Teacher Resource Book with full online access.
  •  STEM Box Years 3-4
  •  STEM Box Years 5-6


Tick every box with STEM Investigations:

  •  Easy to use
  •  Expert authors
  •  Supports classroom differentiation
  •  Curriculum aligned
  •  Highest quality
  •  Extremely good value
  • For Middle and Upper Primary



Teacher’s Components

Resource Book and Digital Resources provide:

  •  STEM implementation support
  •  Links to useful resources including videos, learning objectives, apps and websites
  •  Detailed curriculum links
  •  Support to utilise the Design Thinking process
  •  Suggested pacing schedule
  •  Assessment resources such as rubrics and self-assessment
  •  Reproducibles


The Design Thinking process:

  •  Made famous by Stanford University Design School
  •  Guides students through the stages required to produce an end product
  •  Stage 1 – empathise with and find different points of view
  •  Stage 2 – define the issue
  •  Stage 3 – ideate by generating lots of ideas
  •  Stage 4 – create a prototype
  •  Stage 5 – test their design.


Student Cards

STEM Investigations are organised into five themes:

  1.  Built World –machines, building designs, town planning and transportation.
  2.  Managed World – human-made systems, communities and manufacturing.
  3.  Natural World – animal and plant life cycles, adaptations, geological changes, extreme events and chemical science.
  4.  Sustainable World – finite resources, human interactions with the natural world and sustainability.



  •  Each investigation card presents a real life situation
  •  Guided enquiry approach
  •  Every card requires the application of STEM
  •  Ability to work individually, in pairs or in groups.


How it works:

  •  The challenge outlines key scientific learning and questions to consider
  •  Key understandings identify curriculum links
  •  Key vocabulary lists terms and definitions that are important for the investigation
  •  Key actions give an overview of the task
  •  Design thinking stages explores relevant thinking
  •  The big picture provides a snippet of information to spark student interest.