Child-led inquiry and spotting STEM in the everyday isn’t always easy in our busy everyday lives so we have created these resources for inspiration. We want to give you support and guidance in a virtual co-constructed learning environment.

If you are enjoying these ideas, our hands-on online workshops provide even more stimuli for your STEM learning with the children.

pink bubble snail

Nature play: Observing sea animals

Camouflage, communication, classification, counting: Being immersed in nature is a great opportunity to observe, ask questions, form hypotheses and learn about STEM concepts.

dinosaur toys

Sorting and classifying dinosaurs

Sorting and classifying are important STEM skills that children can train while finding out more about dinosaurs. How many different ways of sorting dinosaurs can you think of?

Child using STEM starter cards

Exploring sounds with STEM starter cards

Using the STEM starter cards with the children in her service, STEM leader Lynne Graham discovered that the children were immediately drawn to the noises they imagined in relation to the pictures.

Children and teacher cooking zucchini

Eating a rainbow

This Eat a rainbow program set out to change children’s perception about food. The program encourages children to explore fresh and healthy foods in all the colours of the rainbow.

Mortar and pestle with grains

Grinding grains with children

Take a look at the different technologies you can use to grind grains with children including grinding rocks, mortar and pestle and coffee grinders then explore the textures produced.

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