Do you have an interesting idea for a STEM exploration, or have you already run a STEM project with the children in your service? Would you like recognition for your service’s wonderful work with inquiry-based STEM?
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 projects.
This year’s award theme, Quirky Curious Futures, encourages participants to let their imaginations fly, play with quirky ideas and let children’s curiosity run wild, encouraging them to create their own visions of the future. Imagine what transport and cities could look like, imagine life on a different planet or invent useful gadgets.
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 Little Scientists representative who will 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 five: