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Inspire STEM: Bush Kindy

November 9, 2023 - November 9, 2023

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Little Scientists Online Workshop


Inspire STEM: bush kindy


Come and investigate with us the creatures that call Australia home and their habitats. Experience practical, hands-on advice on the creation of habitats in an early childhood setting and investigations into animal adaptations to Australian conditions with musical and literacy links.


“What is the difference between a reptile, mammal and bird?” “What’s a monotreme or marsupial?” “Why is wombat poo cubic?“ – Young children are filled with questions about the world they live in. Have you ever wondered how to answer their big questions?


This interactive workshop is now ONE two hour session to make it easier for educators to attend. You’ll receive a materials list to prepare in advance made up of everyday items in your home or service.


This Inspire STEM is happening in your time zone:


Thursday 9 November: 4-6pm (AEST), 2-4pm (AWST), 3.30-5.30pm(ACST)


This online workshop is part of the Little Scientists Inspire STEM series, which will introduce the concepts, methods, and skills of inquiry-based STEM education to early childhood educators and teachers. Together, we will explore a range of simple techniques to cultivate children’s skills and excitement for STEM exploration and you will come away with a suite of hands-on STEM provocations to enrich your practice in your service or classroom.


STEM Learning Outcomes


  • Overview of early STEM education and inquiry-based learning.
  • Discover everyday phenomena and explanations of basic scientific concepts.
  • Uncover the importance of playfulness and joy as impetuses to scientific discovery and research.
  • Interactive demonstrations of STEM explorations using items found around the home.
  • Create rich learning environments that stimulate discovery, sustainability learning, and nurture curiosity in children and adults alike.
  • Learn how STEM education is much more than having factual answers to complex questions.
  • The confidence to tap into, guide, and focus children’s natural interests and abilities.
  • The confidence to pass on your new knowledge and skills to your colleagues and to become a STEM champion in your service.


Questions? Email us at [email protected]


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