Key Stage 2
Bring STEM education to life in the classroom
Featured ResourcesSiemens offers a portfolio of unique and engaging materials and practical activities based on the national curriculum and the ground-breaking projects Siemens is engaged in. Please download, share and enjoy.
KS2 Design and Technology
Build a Bus Activity
This worksheet is full of mini activities for students to complete while they learn about how hybrid technology is benefiting people and the environment. There’s even the chance to put together a hybrid bus of your own!
Introduce this activity by watching this video on how hybrid bus technology is used everyday!
STEM Activity Magazine
Meet Roblet - the editor of the new Siemens STEM activity magazine.
In each issue you will explore a new topic such as digitalisation, exploration or sustainability.
Investigate STEM with hands on activities including:
- Code breaking
- Science experiments
- And more!
Grow and develop your problem-solving skills with a printable puzzle page at the end of every issue.
KS2 Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education
Girls in STEM
The Siemens Education 'Girls in STEM' classroom activity was developed with support from the PSHE Association to help teachers and parents encourage and nurture their child’s careers ambitions.
This resource is aimed at pupils aged 10 years and builds on evidence suggesting careers expectations and aspirations are set at a very early stage.
The lessons are also designed to help address the gender imbalance and the drop-off in interest in STEM subjects and career choice in primary school through the PSHE curriculum.
Clean Silent Trains
This topic uses the context of rail travel to provide a range of learning activities, beginning with an historical setting where pupils are asked to imagine what different types of travel were like before looking at uses of electric motors.
Finally pupils are provided with the challenge of running a good rail service using mathematical understanding and logical thinking to develop and evaluate solutions.
Pupils should describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water.
Energy, Electricity and Circuits - Keadby2 Education
Keadby2 is one of the bigest power stations in europe and uses Siemens gas turbines to generate the energy required to power our homes.
A set of educational resources have been developed by Keadby2 Education to help KS2 students to discover the various forms of energy generation and explain the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy generation.
Watch this video to meet KB2 and Reg and and learn about renewable and non-renewable energy, electricity and circuits, before moving onto the activity sheets and interactive game!
Keadby2 Education Activity Sheets
Let There Be Light
Pupils will have opportunities to apply their understanding of circuits and consider how technological changes impact people. They will also describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including types of settlement and land use.
- Associate the brightness of a lamp or volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells in the circuit.
- Compare and explain variations in how components function, including brightness and on/off position of switches.
- Use recognised symbols to represent a simple circuit in a diagram.
- Economic activity including trade links; the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water.
Help your pupils to develop their understanding of the purpose of medical imaging and MRI imaging in particular and help them to understand how science and technology is used every day to improve people’s lives.
This lesson plan encourages pupils to learn more about what MRI imaging is, what it does, why it is useful and what it’s like to have a scan. It provides ideas for using the MRI Scan Experience app and supports teachers in using both the app and other Siemens Education resources to produce an engaging and effective lesson. The MRI Scan Experience (Siemens Healthineers) app is available on iTunes (iPad only) and Google Play.
The Human Body
Part 1 explores the role of the skeleton and muscles
Part 2 explores digestion and how the body gets what it needs from food.
Part 3 explores circulation and how this system works.
Identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles to support simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system
- Describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans
- Identify and name main parts of the human circulatory system; describe functions of the heart, blood vessels
Words along wires
Lessons use the context of long distance communications to get pupils thinking about how scientific ideas are used to develop solutions to challenges and how technology is about comparing and evaluating different solutions.
Describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including economic activity including trade links.
Compare and explain variations in how components function, including the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches.
Use recognised symbols to represent a simple circuit in a diagram.
Gears and Levers
Learn all about gears and levers in these Greenpower resources. These resources include a classroom presentation, guides for teachers and students, and a homework activity.
Topics covered include:
- How levers work
- How gears work
- How teeth count affects gear wheel movement
- Force and distance magnifiers
The following Greenpower resources provide teaching guides, student worksheets and videos all about friction. Activities can be differentiated for basic, normal and advanced levels of understanding.
Key learning points addressed:
- Friction is a force which acts to resist movement
- Friction is a contact force which is affected by the surface materials
- Friction may be increased by load, and decreased by lubrication
- Where is friction desirable, and where is it undesirable?
Produced by Greenpower, these resources cover the topic of speed. All resources have the option of being simplified or advanced.
Key learning points include:
- Speed can be recorded in a range of units which can be inter-converted
- Instantaneous speed is the speed over a short time period
- Average speed is the speed for a whole journey
- The calculation of speed, distance and times
Learn about electrical conductors and insulators in these Greenpower resources!
Key learning points include:
- Understand the difference between an electrical conductor and insulator
- Understand related scientific terminology
- Understand different materials have different resistivity to the flow of current
- Cross-section area and length are key factors in the resistance of a component
- Suitable design can reduce energy losses