Ultimate STEM Challenge: A home for nature

Ultimate STEM Challenge


New challenge announced for 2020-2021

The Ultimate STEM challenge is back and this year it aims to immerse pupils in the theme of biodiversity! The decline of biodiversity has a dramatic effect on all living creatures, including humans, and the way they interact. That's why this year’s Ultimate STEM Challenge invites young people across the UK to get creative and design a home for nature, using natural and technical solutions, to improve biodiversity in their local community.



New free resources

The resources are designed to support the science, geography, design and technology and computing curricula and are perfect for socially distanced classrooms, at home and remote learning. The free resources can be spread across primary and secondary year groups and include easy to use lesson plans, engaging homework activities and video lessons with wildlife presenter, Michaela Strachan. You will also find an entry form and all the details on how to enter this year’s prestigious competition.

Primary resources                      Secondary resources

Competition overview

The challenge is open to pupils across the UK and the entries will be judged by age group. The competition is open to ages 9-11 and 11-14 and can be entered individually or as a group. There are fantastic prizes for the winning pupil(s) and their school. The pupil/team with the most creative and innovative design will win £3,000 to bring that home for nature to life, while the runners up will receive £1,000 each to make their designs a reality.
We have extended the competition deadline to the 24 March 2021 to give you more time to get your entries to us.

Get started today!