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Australia’s Women in STEM Ambassador presents STEM story time

STEM Storytime is a new activity for early learners and carers, presented by Australia’s Women in STEM Ambassador Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith and supported by Questacon. We share how the project is helping to challenge gender stereotypes and how you can get involved. By Lauren Sullivan, Project Officer, Women in STEM Ambassador About STEM Storytime STEM […]

The maths and science of puddles

Annie O’Sullivan returns to Amplify with a wonderful (and wonder-full) contemplation on intentional teaching, play-based learning, mathematics, sciences, and puddles. Not sure how all of that comes together? Read on! Annie’s story covers theory and practice around connections with children and makes use of the puddles that naturally occur in many children’s services and schools […]

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 […]

Banana bread

Ingredients 75g butter, soft 2 free range eggs 100g demerara sugar* 3 ripe bananas, roughly mashed 250g self-raising flour ½ teaspoon mixed spice Method Heat the oven to 180°C. Mix together the soft butter, eggs and sugar until smooth. Add the bananas and spice then mix well. Fold in the flour and mix until completely […]

Science Week!

2015 is the UN-declared International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL). It is a world-wide celebration of the importance of light and optical technologies to the development of society. As such, the theme for this year’s National Science Week in schools is Making waves: the science of light, providing the backdrop for a myriad […]

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