Little Scientists in the media
This year saw the keynote given by Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith, the globally recognised astrophysicist and Australia’s first Women in STEM ambassador. Professor Harvey-Smith’s address was then followed with a set by much loved Play School presenter and children’s music artist, Justine Clarke and the day was wrapped up with Dyson senior engineer and air purification expert, Tom Mogridge.
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.
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 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.
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…
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.
Ms Eleni Petinos addresses parliament to acknowledge Kirrawee Child Care Centre’s status as a Little Scientists House. She describes Little Scientists Australia’s purpose to help children grow into resilient, critical‑thinking and problem-solving individuals through inquiry-based learning and playful scientific exploration.
For more than three years CELA members have found affordable professional development in the burgeoning area of science, technology, engineering and maths [STEM] through an agreement with the Little Scientists organisation. CELA writer Margaret Paton looks at how this training is going and why it’s so important.
A key concept of Little Scientists is an inquiry-cycle approach which supports structuring children’s discovery process. To demonstrate how scientific research in an early childhood setting could be done, we take a look at soap bubbles.
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