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Non-linear investigations, the wonder of bees and how to structure a STEM project

The biennial Little Scientists Early STEM Award celebrates early childhood services’ achievements in the areas of inquiry-based learning and child-led STEM exploration. In our final article about the 2020 award winners, we share a project focused around the wonder of bees, and one that grew from queries about a dumpling steamer into an exploration of […]

How children’s curiosity about space led to Early STEM Award prizes

The biennial Little Scientists Early STEM Award celebrates early childhood services’ achievements in the areas of inquiry-based learning and child-led STEM exploration. In this two-part series, we share stories from some of the 2020 winners, along with insights into how the children benefited from the experience, and why the projects stood out to the judging […]

That special something...

That special something – a reflection

Darren Brisbane, program manager at Sherpa Kids St Pauls, returns to share a story that began as an article about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in OSHC for Science Week this week, but it became something more – something quite special. This is a reflection on the way one staff member’s passions can change a […]

STEM

STEM steps up

Early childhood educators in Australia need to be proactive about building STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – into their programs. What holds them back?  ‘Children are curious about things like why does ice-cream melt and why do rainbows form, these are things that affect them and their everyday lives.’ By Bec Lloyd and […]

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