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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.

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.

Vegetable platter with different coloured capsicums

Critically thinking about capsicums

In this age of free-flowing information and fake news, there lies an opportunity to cultivate critical thinking skills. Skills that are far more important for today’s education and children’s futures than just knowing the facts.

Bananas next to different types of fruit

Going bananas

While unpacking the groceries together, my five-year-old queried how long it would take for the bananas to be ripe enough to eat, providing a perfect entry point to developing a science experiment.

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