Little Scientists House projects

We are excited to be showcasing our favourite early STEM projects from our community of Little Scientists Houses and beyond. If you would like to embrace project work in your service, this is an excellent place for you to find inspiration.

Brainstorming nests at Makybe Primary School

Save those eggs!

During this extensive bird nest engineering project, the children at Makybe Rise Primary School learned about their environment through scientific observations and descriptions, while exploring different materials.

Teacher making shadow with her hand behind a light source

What is a shadow?

The Nest Early Education Centre joins our neighbourhood of Little Scientists Houses. The Gold Coast service’s dedication to child-led STEM learning shines through its research project. If you are looking for inspiration for inquiry-based learning in the early years, have a look at the shadow detectives’ work.

children unscrewing a device to see inside

Deconstructing electronic devices

The children’s interest in finding out what’s going on behind the scenes of everyday machines and electronic devices aligned perfectly with our emphasis on reducing, reusing, repurposing and recycling as we asked parents to bring in items for the children to work explore.

WA award winner

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.

VIC award winner

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.

QLD award winner

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.

SA state winner

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.

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