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Let's Go! STEM Trails

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Animals, Biodiversity & Habitats, Electricity, Forces, Plants, Properties & Uses of Materials, Seasonal Change

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Outdoor Learning, STEM

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5-7, 7-9, 9-12

A holistic way of looking at science in the world around us using the local environment

Let’s go! STEM Trails provides numerous ideas for teachers to help children to discover and understand STEM concepts in primary schools, using the outdoor environment as a stimulus.

Following the success of PSTT’s ‘Let’s Go! Science Trails’ resource, the 29 STEM Trails in this book are also designed to enthuse, inspire and support teachers to find not only science concepts in the outdoor environment of the school grounds and locality, but focus on and link this to technology, engineering and maths, in thought-provoking ways.

The Trails, covering EYFS to upper primary level, have all been written by practising teachers, who have created this invaluable CPD resource with even more ideas to promote outdoor learning throughout your primary school.

Jeannette Morgan (Author), Sue Martin (Editor), Prof. Dudley E. Shallcross (Foreword)

The book

What's included in the book?

The book includes:

  • 29 Full Colour Trails
  • Curriculum Grid
  • Cross Curricular Links

The Trails cover biology, chemistry, physics, maths, engineering and technology and the book includes a full glossary of relevant science, technology, engineering and maths terms.


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Page samples

Take a look inside Let's Go! STEM Trails

Click the images below to see samples of pages.

Lets go aquarium page

Let’s Go! Aquarium

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Lets go boats page

Let’s Go! Aquarium / Boats

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STEM page

Let’s Go! Boats

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Additional resources

Animals, Biodiversity & Habitats, Electricity, Forces, Plants, Properties & Uses of Materials, Seasonal Change

STEM Trails

Literacy links.

Outdoor Learning, STEM | 5-7, 7-9, 9-12

Animals, Biodiversity & Habitats

Woodland Walking 4-11

Recording sheet.

Outdoor Learning, STEM | 5-7, 7-9, 9-12


Insects 4-7


Outdoor Learning, STEM | 5-7, 7-9, 9-12


Speed 7-11

Conversion table.

Outdoor Learning, STEM | 7-9, 9-12


Electricity in School


Outdoor Learning, STEM | 7-9, 9-12

Safety Notice & Disclaimer

PSTT advises teachers to refer to either the CLEAPSS website or SSERC website for up to date health and safety information when planning practical activities for children.

PSTT is not liable for the actions or activities of any reader or anyone else who uses the information in these resource pages or the associated classroom materials. PSTT assumes no liability with regard to injuries or damage to property that may occur as a result of using the information contained in these resources. PSTT recommends that a full risk assessment is carried out before undertaking in the classroom any of the practical investigations contained in the resources.

All materials are ©Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) and are freely available to download and share for educational purposes. Whilst educators are free to adapt the resources to suit their own needs, acknowledgement of copyright on all original materials must be included. Rights to images included in the resource have been purchased for PSTT use only – as such, these images may only be used as part of this resource and may not copied into or used in other materials.