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Become a STEM certified Little Scientists House

Why become a Little Scientists House?

Our certification program, Little scientists House, identifies to your children, parents, peers and the wider community, your service’s commitment to hands-on, inquiry-based STEM education. It is designed to recognise services and schools that promote an active learning environment, incorporating best practice elements such as inquiry-based learning, metacognition and co-construction.

Our Little Scientists House certification entitles you to:

  • free monthly STEM hour webinar
  • STEM book showcasing 20 inspiring child-led projects from all over Australia
  • STEM provocation cards to help you start conversations about everyday STEM
  • a personalised Little Scientists House plaque
  • the digital certification stamp, for use on your website, newsletters and documentation
  • ongoing support from the Little Scientists team
  • a listing on our interactive Little Scientists House map

View an interactive map of certified Little Scientists Houses.

Timeline to becoming a Little Scientists House

You are eligible to apply, if your service is committed to ongoing inquiry-based learning and scientific exploration and two of your educators have each attended two Little Scientists workshops.

  1. Expressions of interest: complete the quick form on this page to receive information about the Little Scientists House program, helpful tips and information on how to run an inquiry-based project with children, and to have one of our team contact you to discuss how we can support you through the application process.
  2. Once your expression of interest has been received, you’ll be provided access to purchase the application package($165).
    At time of purchase, you will receive the application form.
    Within 4 weeks you will receive further support materials by post including: Our STEM project book ‘Everyday STEM inquiry in Practice’ and our STEM starter cards.
  3. Applications are reviewed by Little Scientists, following our approval and quality criteria. Little Scientists lets you know if your application was successful or if you need to provide further documentation.
  4. Once your application has been successful
    • You will receive a certification plaque to display on your service. The plaque identifies to your children, parents and the wider community that you have a commitment to providing quality, hands-on, inquiry-based STEM learning.
    • Your service will be added to our Little Scientists House map, showcasing services who have demonstrated a commitment to STEM.
House outline with kids inside and text - Little Scientists House Certified

Expression of Interest