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Zog

Posted on December 10th, 2018 in the category(s) STEM literacy links

A picture book about Zog, the ambitious dragon and a princess who chooses a medical career over doing nothing whilst wearing frilly dresses.

The Nowhere Box

Posted on December 3rd, 2018 in the category(s) STEM literacy links

The Nowhere Box

George dreams up a landscape completely made from cardboard. Could you build these things in real life? Which toys do the children have that are made from cardboard? What are other toys made of? What are the benefits of making toys from old boxes?

Perfect square

Posted on November 27th, 2018 in the category(s) STEM literacy links

Picture book - Perfect square by Michael Hall

This picture book will have your kids thinking about shapes in a whole new way. Get creative by exploring what can happen when you take a square apart whilst exploring other shapes in the process.

Swirl by Swirl

Posted on November 20th, 2018 in the category(s) STEM literacy links

Snail spiral book cover - Swirl by Swirl

This book is a fantastic starting point for discussing the beauty and usefulness of spirals in nature and can lead to a huge variety of questions such as: Where else can we find spirals? How are spirals different from circles? Which other shapes are useful in nature?

Waddle Wiggle Gargle

Posted on November 12th, 2018 in the category(s) STEM literacy links

Book cover - Waddle Giggle Gargle

Pamela Allen tells us the story of three creative engineers who terrify the magpie with their invention. How else can children use their engineering skills to address real needs in their environment?

Little Scientists encouraged at encounter

Posted on November 7th, 2018 in the category(s) Little Scientists in the media

Children and early-childcare teacher

Encounter Lutheran College’s Early Learning Centre coordinator Celeste Torok, is proud that the centre has become a Little Scientists House. Children attending Little Scientists Houses participate in innovative STEM activities, and are encouraged to have fun and explore different topics with their educators.

MP Mentions Monash Vale ELC & STEM

Posted on October 2nd, 2018 in the category(s) Little Scientists in the media

Clare O'Neil

Clare O’Neil MP makes a speech referencing the exceptional learning experiences and educators at Monash Vale Early Learning Centre. She talks about the Little Scientists Early STEM Award and integration of STEM learning at Monash Vale Early Learning Centre. 

Malangenna – People’s choice winner

Posted on September 26th, 2018 in the category(s) Little Scientists in the media

Early childhood teacher with children

Malangenna Children’s Centre has won the people’s choice award for the Little Scientists STEM competition. Miss Goss said it was great to know that the community had voted for them on a national scale.

Small Scientists Win Big

Posted on September 13th, 2018 in the category(s) Little Scientists in the media

Beechboro PS award ceremony

AN investigation of water earnt little scientists at Beechboro Christian School a state award. The hands-on approach in the project encouraged the children to engage in sensory experiences which cater so well for young children’s learning…

St Thomas Wins Little Scientists Award

Posted on August 15th, 2018 in the category(s) Little Scientists in the media

St Thomas preschool accepting Little Scientist book pack

WHEN little Leila found a chrysalis on her grandparents’ farm and took it to preschool, she sparked an award-winning project on butterflies. Yesterday the project won top prize for SA in the Federal Government’s Little Scientists Early STEM Awards.

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