THE LITTLE SCIENTISTS PROJECT IS SUPPORTED AND FUNDED BY THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING THROUGH THE NATIONAL INNOVATION AND SCIENCE AGENDA.
Become a certified Little Scientists House
Before start, check if your service is eligible and meets the criteria to apply for certification:
- Little Scientists workshop attendance: At least two teachers or educators at your service have attended two Little Scientists workshops each.
- Research in everyday life: STEM learning content is an integral part of the everyday life of children at your service.
- Project documentation: All relevant projects, observations and experiments are documented.
The criteria are further expanded on below. If the three outlined criteria are met in your service, you can request the Little Scientists House application form. To learn more about our Little Scientists House criteria, please read this brief document.
Apply by completing the Certification Questionnaire
If you are ready to start your Little Scientists House certification, please contact us via email and let us know you would like to receive the Little Scientists House Certification Questionnaire. Please email directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the first part is to be filled in by the Service Director. The other two are to be filled out by the main Little Scientists educator or teacher. Each part takes approximately 25 minutes to fill in:
- Questions to management:
In this part you will find for instance questions about the pedagogical concept/philosophy underpinning your service and about the training sessions attended.
- Questions to educators:
The educators who are largely responsible for implementing STEM content in your service should answer the second part of the questionnaire. These questions relate for example to existing materials for research activities, as well as to the coordination of STEM learning content within the team.
- Questions about the practical case study:
This is the most extensive part of the application. It consists of questions about your practical STEM case study and should be filled out by the educators involved in it. Practical examples can be long-term projects or project-oriented activities with STEM learning content.