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. How can a nest best protect the eggs?

Teacher making shadow with her hand behind a light source

What is a shadow?

The Nest Early Education Centre’s dedication to child-led STEM learning shines through this research project. Inspired by a puppet show, the shadow detectives explored different forms of artificial and natural lighting and the shadows they produce.

children unscrewing a device to see inside

Deconstructing electronic devices

In the spirit of Monbulk Preschool’s emphasis on reducing, reusing, repurposing and recycling, parents brought in old items to explore when the children wanted to find out what’s going on behind the scenes of everyday machines and electronic devices.

preschool children and educator placing Plasticine on body outline

Germ research

What better place to run a child-led project on germs than a service attached to a hospital? Find out how the children at the Prince Charles Hospital Early Education Centre conducted a germ study by wiping slices of bread on doorknobs and pets.

Girl and boy examining coloured glasses of water

Water filtration systems

When a child at Southern Montessori School drank dirty water in the mud kitchen, it started a discussion on drinking water. After watching a video about places without access to clean water, the children decided to invent a water filtration system.

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