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Earth ‘really is’ a goldilocks planet

Posted on October 26th, 2020 in the category(s) STEM Award

Bagdad Education and Care

We were over the Moon to be taken on a journey to the Goldilocks zone with some surprising turns, touching on many STEM areas and involving many joyful experiences along the way.

Germs are not for sharing

Posted on October 23rd, 2020 in the category(s) STEM Award

Professor Lynn Corcoran Early Learning Centre: Froebel Parkville, VIC

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.

Futuristic cities

Posted on October 22nd, 2020 in the category(s) STEM Award

Concordia Lutheran College Hume Street Kindergarten, Toowoomba QLD

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.

The wonder of bees

Posted on October 21st, 2020 in the category(s) STEM Award

Nido Early Learning School, Kensington Park, SA

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.

Quirky space food bag invention

Posted on October 20th, 2020 in the category(s) STEM Award

State Winner NSW - Maroubra Junction Early Education

We loved to see what can happen when children are given space and time to follow their own questions as this group took the lead in their mission to innovate nutrition in space.

The making of rocket engineers

Posted on October 19th, 2020 in the category(s) STEM Award

National Winner - Bambou Early Learning Centre, Glen Waverly, Victoria

We were delighted with the excitement and determination of this team of rocket engineers, storytellers, artists and researchers, whose inventions will revolutionise what humans can do in space.

Each peach pear plum

Posted on October 14th, 2020 in the category(s) STEM literacy links

Each peach pear plum book cover by Janel and Allan Ahlberg

A perfect book to spy with your little eyes! Rich in illustrations and full of wonder, it takes the children from fairy tale to fairy tale and invites them to spot nursery rhyme characters…

STEM Leader – October 2020

Posted on September 30th, 2020 in the category(s) STEM leaders

Tania Loro-Montin

Tania loves researching and creating new STEM learning opportunities for her students. She also loves being creative and bringing out each child’s inner artist through different art experiences that focus on the process and encourage individuality.

Waddle Giggle Gargle

Posted on September 30th, 2020 in the category(s) STEM literacy links

Book cover - Waddle Giggle Gargle

There are suggestions that the 2020 magpie swooping season may be more stressful for both magpies and humans in Victoria as the birds struggle to recognise people wearing face masks! How can technology help humans and animals to live together?

Head, Shoulders Knees and Toes

Posted on September 29th, 2020 in the category(s) Quirky curious, STEM gems

Children's legs and feet

From scraped knees to hair brushing, body parts and their names play a big role in children’s everyday lives. But, our memories of how we discovered them and when we learned their names are often a little hazy. See how many of these songs you know!