Building the collections
The National STEM Centre is building the UK’s largest open collection of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) classroom teaching resources to provide a treasure chest of inspiration for teachers and lecturers of STEM subjects.
Work with us to help build this valuable archive of resources. We are collecting influential resources published over the last forty years. Please contact us if you are looking for a home for STEM resources when tidying your office, school or library. You may have some of the few remaining copies of publications such as LAMP, ILEA Science in Process, Warwick Process Science and many other memorable materials. Please view our 'wish list' to see if you have any of the specific publications that we're looking for to complete some collections. Most resources will be digitised and made freely available online on the eLibrary, or stored in the physical collection in York.
We are always on the lookout for innovative teaching gadgets, that help enrich students' learning, and with visitors coming to the resource centre every day, there's no better place to showcase your products.
- Donate: Please contact email@example.com with any suggestions of resources you would like to donate to the Centre.
- Browse: You can search the physical library catalogue online.
- Visit: Anybody can arrange to visit the physical library in York; all we ask is that you give us 48 hours notice. If you would like to arrange a visit then please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the team will be in touch to finalise the details of your visit. Find out more.
We are always grateful to receive contemporary publications for the eLibrary that support teaching and learning of STEM subjects. Formats include print, multimedia, interactive and practical teaching materials. The eLibrary team are able to arrange digitisation of print resources, and bespoke web development work to enable interactive web-based materials to sit in the eLibrary - in this way we can help to ensure that valued curriculum projects are not lost for future teachers.
Partner organisations use the eLibrary as a route to disseminate resource materials to teachers across the UK. The eLibrary team provide feedback on teachers' use of these materials through regular reporting. Partners may also wish work with our Teacher Associates to develop and trial new materials.
The National STEM Centre can provides bespoke service for larger projects, bringing together eLibrary collections, information webpages, online community groups, and support for communications to schools and colleges. For example, the Triple Science Support Programme is supported through the Centre's website. Please contact us if you would like further information.
Many popular STEM teaching resources are those bespoke materials produced by STEM teachers themselves. The online 'Resources' community groups are a route for teachers to share this best practice.
If you would be interested in having your resources made available through the National STEM Centre then please submit your materials to email@example.com with a short description of what you have used them for, along with your contact details. A member of the eLibrary team be in touch with you shortly.
Together we can provide a legacy of STEM education materials to inspire future generations to come.
Please contact us with any further queries you may have.