With a new school year almost underway School-gen is here to help with some great new energising STEM resources for primary teachers!

On our ‘Resources’ page you will find all our existing resources, along with these new and updated ‘introducing STEM’ activities. These learning experiences integrate curriculum areas such as science, technology, and maths and include literacy objectives, science capabilities, design thinking, STEM learning and education for sustainability concepts.

Introducing Electrical Energy (Level 1-2): Are you or your students new to learning about energy? This activity is an easy to follow, fun guide to introducing your students to the world of energy and electricity. They will find out which appliances and devices around them use electrical energy and understand the basic concepts of what electricity is and how it flows. Supported by a bright and engaging Google slideshow, and a Google worksheet, this resource has everything a teacher needs to teach their learners the basics.

Keeping our Classroom warm (Level 1-2): Students can find out about heat energy, how their classroom is heated and how to keep it warm. It also features an extra extension activity around measuring temperature. The resource provides some great basics about science, and also some learnings around energy efficiency and sustainability.

Human Energy Generator (Levels 3-4): This resource focuses on our fascinating Human Energy Generator machine which enables learners to make their own energy and see the difference in energy use between an LED and incandescent light bulb. Use this learning experience with the Human Energy Generator itself (available for any school to borrow for free – details here) or watch the video to experience how it works. It’s a great hands-on activity that kids really love.

Check out our resources and share them with others! These experiences can also be used by parents, homeschoolers and anyone who wants to learn about science.

We would welcome any feedback you have on the resources, or suggestions for new resources we could provide in future.

And secondary teachers don’t despair – there will be some new School-gen NCEA resources launching in April.