" Help for Preschool STEM "
November 11, 2019
We speak with Kym Simoncini and Matt Bacon as they describe the work being done by Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA) project to assist 100 centres from across Australia use apps and picture books for helping preschoolers understand patterns, map making, encoding and decoding, and investigations.
" Exploring engineering through play "
May 2, 2019
Liz Rossiter from Mud Kitchen describes how Unplug & Play Pop Up STEM playgrounds are helping kids explore science & engineering through play.
January 24, 2019
Science experiments for preschoolers using water are easy to set up and certainly don't cost the earth. Time for some fun :)
June 4, 2018
Making key concepts understandable for young children Explaining science & technology to early learners can be quite the challenge, especially when the ideas you want to convey are difficult for kids to visualise. In this article, we look into some ways to break down the communication challenge and make your...
December 3, 2017
Preschool STEM on TV! Science for preschoolers! Since 2014, Nickelodeon has run Blaze and Monster Machines, an animated cartoon series designed to bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts to preschool children. Created by Jeff Borkin and Ellen Martin, Blaze and the Monster Machines highlights concepts such as friction, trajectories,...
" Accelerating STEM in Preschools! "
October 20, 2017
Little Scientists Australia is a nation-wide accelerator program for preschool teachers wanting to make STEM shine for early learners. Funded by the Australian Federal Government and supported by PwC, the Little Scientists team is helping prepare young minds by building capacity.
July 20, 2017
It all about the Engineering Design Process! When it comes to teaching kids about the design process in the real works, nothing beats a STEAM lesson (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics all meshed together). Students love a project-based lesson where they can explore their creativity to solve challenges using...
May 30, 2017
Why slime? They're making it at home, at school, and even selling it on the internet! Slime-making is the latest fad sweeping across the globe. We've combed the internet to bring you this extensive list of recipes, ideas and the science of slime!
" Helping preschoolers learn! "
May 26, 2017
Adam Selinger from the Children’s Discovery Museum in Wollongong discusses why establishing science clubs in libraries for children under 5 years old through the Little Bang Discovery Club has been such a success. We also chat about the importance of allowing kids to guide their own learning and experience failures...
April 12, 2017
What do we look for in science toys? Science educational toys, they're everywhere! A trip to the shopping mall will take you quickly past racks of toys and gizmos, each proclaiming a variety of educational benefits that be gained. The question is, are the claims for these educational toys all...
April 6, 2017
Building robots just got better Delivering school STEM workshops across the country is such a rewarding job, especially when you get to hear from motivated teachers about the new edtech solutions they've come across! This week was one of these weeks where we heard about Robo Wunderkind, a combination of...
December 22, 2016
Toddler science made simple! Are there science experiments that a 2 year old could do? Absolutely! Young children are rapidly learning about their world through their 5 senses and as such you can easily provide rich experiences that show how the world works just by targeting sight, hearing, smell, touch...
November 1, 2016
Using role plays to grab the imagination! Role playing in education has been used for years as a tool for kids to understand the world around them. By combining play, games and simulation in scenarios that teach science, students get a real feel for what it is like to be...
October 11, 2016
Inspire their curiosity! So you love science & technology? Want to impart this enthusiasm onto your kids? No problem! Children are born as curious learners and exposing them to science doesn't have to be an arduous and formal process. Given this, here's just some of the ways you can introduce...
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