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Little Scientists early STEM award | 2020 winners

Quirky Curious Futures - Early STEM Award theme

The Little Scientists Early STEM Award 2020 celebrates Early Childhood Educators’ commitment and dedication to Early STEM education and inquiry-based learning.  The award was open to all Early Childhood Services throughout Australia.

Australian Early STEM education is thriving and we are proud to be at the forefront – delivering quality professional development for early childhood professionals.

National winner

Bambou Early Learning Centre
Glen Waverley VIC

NSW winner

Maroubra Junction Early Education Centre

SA winner

Nido Early School
Kensington Park

QLD winner

Concordia Lutheran College Hume Street Kindergarten

VIC winner

Professor Lynn Corcoran Early Learning Centre (FROEBEL)

TAS winner

Bagdad Education and Care

WA winner

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

NT winner

Yirrkala Preschool

The making of rocket engineers

We were delighted with the excitement and determination of this team of rocket engineers, storytellers, artists and researchers, whose inventions will revolutionise what humans can do in space.

Quirky space food bag invention

We loved to see what can happen when children are given space and time to follow their own questions as this group took the lead in their mission to innovate nutrition in space.

The wonder of bees

We got a buzz out of the children’s joy in discovering the wonders of the natural world, using all their senses while exploring many different aspects of the life of bees.

Futuristic cities

We enjoyed imagining life in one of the amazing futuristic cities with extra features designed to protect us from extraterrestrial climates while providing all the creature comforts we are accustomed to on Earth.

Germs are not for sharing

The thoughtful approach to germs during these uncertain times and the children’s infectious enthusiasm for research made this project stand out for us as it followed the children’s interests, prior knowledge and abilities.

Earth ‘really is’ a goldilocks planet

We were over the Moon to be taken on a journey to the Goldilocks zone with some surprising turns, touching on many STEM areas and involving many joyful experiences along the way.

The thirsty koala

Impressed with these bush researchers’ thirst for knowledge, we enjoyed being part of their nature adventures, looking into innovative ways to preserve koala habitat.

Nha Dhuwaya Wangaya? What is a home?

We were grateful to get a glimpse of the Yolngu way of life through a project that saw children exploring shapes and materials to construct shelters built on community, tradition and the environment.

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