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Posted on Wednesday March 13, 2019

Updated on Monday November 6, 2023

Europeana STEM Challenge Resources

We have made a selection of content resources available to help your creative process. Have a look at the list below and, of course, feel free to explore Europeana Collections and our openly licensed curated datasets for more inspiration.

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The Royal Machine Mfg Co Ltd
1884-01-01 - 1886-01-01
Tekniska museet

For an easy start, browse the science and technology records in Europeana Collections. For more specific searches, choose among the thematic sections featuring concepts, developments, inventions, and historical figures of significance in the STEM field.  


Biology and chemistry

  • Explore the Natural History thematic collection.

  • Visit the botany content on Europeana Collections.

  • Learn more about  DNA and molecular science content from the Wellcome Collection.

  • Take a look at the Marie Curie exhibition which shows her pioneering research on radioactivity.

  • Discover Charles Darwin, one of the most significant contributors to evolutionary science.

  • Find out more about the pasteurisation process and its inventor Luis Pasteur.

  • Take a look at the virtual exhibition about the naturalist and scientific illustrator Maria Sibylla Merian.


  • Explore astronomy and astronomers items.

  • Find telescopes in Europeana Collections.

  • Read all about Exploring Mars.

  • Discover more about the Italian astronomer, physicist, and engineer, Galileo.

  • Learn more about the importance of the astrolabe from the early development and its effective use for determining latitude.

  • Find out more about one of the greatest Greco-Roman mathematician, astronomer, geographer, and astrologer, Claudius Ptolemy.

Cartography and geography

  • Explore our Maps thematic collection.

  • Take a look at Europeana Pinterest maps board.

  • Discover all about the Dutch cartographer and geographer Gerardus Mercator.

  • Find out more about Abraham Ortelius, the creator of the first modern atlas.

  • Learn more about one of the greatest travellers in history, Ibn Battuta.