Little Scientists Early STEM Award 2020!
The biennial Little Scientists Early STEM Award, recognises and celebrates early childhood services that have successfully implemented inquiry-based learning and child-led STEM exploration. The award is open to all Australian early childhood services who wish to showcase their inquiry-based STEM project.
This years award theme ‘Quirky Curious Futures’, encourages participants to let their imaginations fly. Playing with quirky ideas, letting children’s curiosity run wild and creating their own vision of the future. Imagine what our transport and cities could look like, imagine life on a different planet or invent useful gadgets.
How to enter
1. Complete the expression of interest form on this page to receive the Award entry form. Note: Expressions of interest submitted before 2 March will be automatically sent the Award entry form on the 2 March 2020 (Award opening date).
2. Complete the entry form, selecting one project to showcase your implementation of inquiry-based STEM. Include the children’s ideas, investigations, discoveries and approach in your entry form.
3. Send your completed entry to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with your supporting photos and documentation.
Entries open on 2 March 2020 and close on 31 May 2020. Once all entries are received, they will be assessed by a jury panel of early childhood and STEM professionals. Each entry will be assessed and measured against the following categories;
Of course, there will be great prizes to be won! The Little Scientists Early STEM Award has the following prize categories: 1 National winner and 8 State and Territory winners.
We will celebrate each winning service’s achievement with an award ceremony, attended by a member of the Little Scientists team to present the prize package.
So, what can you win? Here’s a sneak peek of some of the fabulous prizes provided by our sponsors, with more prizes to be announced soon:
Why should you enter?
We could give a million reasons why you should enter the Little Scientists Early STEM Award, but here our top 5: