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Bee bee-friendly

Posted on May 3rd, 2021 in the category(s) Quirky curious, STEM gems

Women looking into bee hive

Happy Nkhonya is a scholarship recipient at Macquarie University, Department of Educational studies where he is studying for a Master’s degree in Early Childhood. Happy, is planning to be the first educator to implement STEM programming into early childhood education on his return to Malawi…

STEM Leader – May 2021

Posted on April 30th, 2021 in the category(s) STEM leaders

Lynne Graham - STEM Leader May 2021

With 15 years’ experience in early childhood education, the Centre Director at Toybox Early Learning enjoys preparing children for life, not just school. She likes to encourage children to explore the world around them using their senses.

Mathematical reasoning

Posted on April 27th, 2021 in the category(s) STEM gems

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The national mathematics curriculum is currently under scrutiny. There is a push to emphasise skills such as problem-solving in addition to teaching content and procedures. In our own Mathematics workshop, we focus on mathematical reasoning as the key concept. What is mathematical reasoning? How do we teach it? Do we need to change the way we’re teaching it?

Read aloud: Three little bush pigs

Posted on April 26th, 2021 in the category(s) STEM literacy links

Read aloud with Little Scientists: Three little bush pigs

Listen to the story of the Three Little Bush Pigs, a well-known story with an Australian spin. The read aloud is followed up with some tips on how to spot the STEM throughout the book.

Give me some space

Posted on April 21st, 2021 in the category(s) STEM literacy links

Give me some space book cover

ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime 2021 book ‘Give me some space’ describes the creativity, engineering abilities, adventures and observations of space enthusiast Una.

I hear a pickle

Posted on April 14th, 2021 in the category(s) STEM literacy links

I hear a pickle book cover - child eating pickle

Depicting familiar sounds, smells, objects and foods, the author makes each sense relatable and establishes the connection between a sense and the feelings and associations it evokes.

The blind men and the elephant

Posted on March 31st, 2021 in the category(s) STEM literacy links

The blind men and the elephant book cover

The ancient story of the six blind men and the elephant is a great opportunity for philosophical inquiry with children and exploring the senses. How is feeling different to seeing? How do you experience your environment?

STEM Leader – April 2021

Posted on March 31st, 2021 in the category(s) STEM leaders

Rhiannon Winstone

Rhiannon Winstone from Queensland believes that STEM learning is interactive and engaging for children as well as educators and supports the development of children’s individual and teamwork skills while having a whole lot of fun!

The giving tree

Posted on March 24th, 2021 in the category(s) STEM literacy links

The giving tree book cover

Shel Silverstein tells the story of a boy and a tree who love each other. The tree gives the boy everything to make the boy happy and as he grows older, the boy takes more and more.

Little Scientists Thailand – 10 years

Posted on March 17th, 2021 in the category(s) Little Scientists in the media, Little Scientists news

Gallery of people in a webinar

Little Scientists Thailand celebrated its tenth anniversary this week and our Project Director Sibylle Seidler was honoured to give a keynote speech at the event that saw 3,500 STEM enthusiasts gather for the seminar…

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