We have put together a range of resources related to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) for Essex 2020 and beyond. With activities for children, ideas for events organisers, informative video and audio content and more we hope that you will find some inspiration and return to these pages for years to come.
We’re adding new resources all the time, so check back soon to see what’s new.
Matipo STEAM On! Resources
STEAM On! with Matipo. 30 videos with accompanying worksheets. Explore the natural world, outer space, food, transport and more through art and drama.
Little Stars Circus Science – GCSE PE
Little Stars Circus uses the circus art of contortion to demonstrate the principles of the skeletal and muscular systems. Watch the video and download a teacher pack.
Essex Police Video Resources
As part of Essex 2020’s celebration of STEAM, Essex Police showcased the abilities of their many teams who are constantly thinking of new and innovative ways to help people, keep…
Travelling Natural History Museum: Green Marine Home Resource
Three fantastic marine themed arts and crafts activities for sea-life fans of all ages from Travelling Natural History Museum.
The Grand Theatre of Lemmings Mayflower 400
A fantastic suite of fun educational resources developed by The Grand Theatre of Lemmings to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s voyage to America.
Little Stars Circus Science – GCSE Chemistry
Little Stars Circus demonstrates the principle of combustion and hydrocarbons (in line with the national GCSE curriculum) using circus skills. Watch the video and download a teacher pack.
Essex 2020: The Big Education Conversation
We invited a panel of expert speakers from science, the arts, education and engineering to kick-start a Big Education Conversation about STEAM in Essex. Watch the session in full.
Essex 2020: Talent >> Forward – STEAM Careers
In October we hosted a unique online careers event to get Essex’s young people thinking about how their creativity and curiosity can lead to a dream career in science, technology…
Travelling Natural History Museum: Golden Dinosaurs Home Resource
Three fantastic dinosaur themed arts and crafts activities for dino fans of all ages from Travelling Natural History Museum.
Inspire presents: Mayflower Movies! with Trevor Woolery
This fun animation workshop is inspired by the Mayflower 400 anniversary and has been designed as a video tutorial by digital artist Trevor Woolery.
Firstsite Artist Activity Packs
Stay inspired with creative activities to do at home, from world renowned artists including Grayson Perry, Antony Gormley, Sarah Lucas and many more.
Signals Animation and Video Game Making Guides
Suite of six fantastic Animation and Video Game Making Workshop guides for children from Colchester’s award winning digital arts and education charity Signals.
Kinetika T100 Mandala Activity Packs
These beautiful resources can be used to take action within your local community.
Fashion/Remade – re-watch
FPG hosted workshops and a Q&A on the theme of sustainability and the fashion industry in July as part of Manifesto For Essex. (Re)Watch them all here.
FPG Art Activity Pack – Imagining a New Future
Focal Point Gallery (FPG) brings you an art activity pack for all ages on the theme of Imagining a New Future.
The Essex 2020 Podcast Archive
In this series, we go behind the scenes of Essex 2020 – the UK’s biggest celebration of science and creativity. Meet some of the brilliant people and organisations who are…
City Photo Blog – Capturing 2020 with Scott Wright
In this City Photo Comp blog photographer Scott Wright gives tips on capturing the zeitgeist of this most unusual year.
City Photo Blog – Smartphone Photography with Shutterbugs
In this City Photo Comp blog Sarah from Shutterbugs includes a whole range of tips and advice on how to get the best from your mobile phone camera.
SPACE Studios Summer Art Activities at Home
Make your own camera obscura and learn how to create basic photographic print using household objects with these easy-to-use instruction packs from SPACE Studios.
City Photo Comp – Promotional Photography with Claire Naylor
Lifestyle photographer Claire Naylor explores how promotional photography can help you reach a wider following, as well as attracting customers if you have a business.
Soundings from Essex Archive – Minerva Scientifica
Soundings from Essex archive. Historian Patricia Fara and modern scientists discuss the achievements and frustrations of Essex’s female pioneers across eight episodes of conversation, music and art.
Essex Virtual Choir Archive – Minerva Scientifica
An archive of all sessions of the Essex Virtual Choir – celebrating remarkable women in science and music from Essex’s past and present as part of the Echoes from Essex…
Chelmsford Carnival Junk Band Videos
Our friends at Chelmsford Arts & Cultural Festival invite you to join the Chelmsford Junk Band and create your own instruments out of recycled materials.
3foot People Recycling Activity Pack
3foot People have joined forces with Love Your Chelmsford to bring you a super-fun, educational pack on the importance of recycling.
City Photo Blog – Portrait Photography with Mark Massey
In this City Photo Comp blog Southend-based photographer and graphic designer Mark Massey shares his tips and advice for portrait photography.
Matipo STEAM On! Taster Resources
STEAM On! with Matipo. Explore the natural world, outer space, food, transport and lots more through art and drama.
Women of Science and Music: 30 Celebrations
A series of podcasts to celebrate history’s unsung women of science and music. In each 15 minute episode scientists, historians and musicians come together to focus on one extraordinary woman….
Jack the Artist STEAM Video Resources
A selection of fantastic high quality STEAM video tutorials and design project ideas from multi-disciplinary artist Jack Cornell.
Chelmsford Carnival Costume Making Video
Chelmsford Carnival may have been postponed for now but don’t let that stop you spicing up your life with some creative costume-making magic at home with this great video resource.
City Photo Comp – Action Shots with Little Stars Circus
The City Photo blog kicks off with an article themed around action shots and capturing poses. It features a little help from Little Stars Circus and their spectacular aerial dance…
Turning Physical Events into Online Experiences
Watch our roundtable discussion in full. Practitioners from a range of organisations share and discuss ways in which to help projects become digital-first, whilst maintaining engagement, quality and ambition.
Fundraising During a Pandemic
Watch our webinar in full. An honest look at opportunities, challenges, tips and ideas for raising money for creative projects during the Covid-19 pandemic.
CSES – Imagine! STEM @ Home
CSES Imagine! STEM @ Home. A competition and resources to participate with at home during lockdown.
Map of Essex 1777
A fantastic interactive map for students, teachers, historians, researchers and other interested people.
Focal Point Gallery – In My Room: Art Activity Pack
An art activity pack from Focal Point Gallery exploring the concepts and imagery of the current exhibition by Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings.
The Curious Gallery benefits both local schools and artists alike. Visit the site to submit your stay-at-home art projects and have them displayed in the virtual gallery.
3foot People Activity Pack
To help bring a little bit of 3foot magic to your stay at home adventure the 3foot team have put together a free downloadable activity pack.
Essex 2020: Event Evaluation Toolkit and Guide
This guide has been produced to help event organisers to evaluate the success of their events.
Essex 2020: Funding Opportunities Round-Up
Regularly updated round-up of current funding and grants opportunities relevant to Essex 2020 STEAM activity and sustaining organisations impacted by Covid-19.
Essex 2020: Fundraising Guidance
This guide has been produced to help community and non-profit organisations to maximise success when applying for funding for Essex 2020 activity.
Teaching Science Through Stories
STEM Learning have created resource packages based around popular children’s books, to help children discover the science hidden in a book
Essex 2020: Branding, Marketing and PR Toolkits
These guides have been produced to help you to produce compelling communications about your Essex 2020 activity.
Artswork: STEAM in Education
Artswork has created a ‘STEAM toolkit’ for teachers and schools to encourage the use of the arts across the curriculum.