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Inspire STEM – Explore Space, Play, Reflect

November 23, 2021 - November 25, 2021

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nspire STEM – Explore Space, Play, Reflect


Come explore space with us – from Earth to the beyond. You will be delighted and inspired by our hands-on, inquiry-based approach to STEM learning.


Young children are full of questions about the world they live in: “Can you blow bubbles in space?” “What’s the Moon made of?” “Why do astronauts float?” – Have you ever wondered how to answer their big questions?


STEM education is so much more than factual answers to complex questions and Little Scientists will show you how easy and uncomplicated it can be. In this live online workshop, Little Scientists will introduce the concepts, methods and skills to early childhood teachers and educators. We will show you some simple techniques to cultivate children’s skills and excitement for STEM exploration, and our hands-on session will enrich your repertoire of STEM activities.


Session 1: Explore and Play – Introduction to hands-on, inquiry-based STEM learning and exploration


Date: Tuesday, 23 November 2021


Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm AEST


  • Overview of early STEM education and inquiry-based learning, focusing on the importance of playfulness and joy as impetuses to scientific discovery and research
  • Interactive demonstrations of STEM explorations using items found around the home
  • Creating a rich learning environment to stimulate discoveries, enrich STEM learning opportunities and nurture curiosity in children and adults alike
  • Discovering everyday phenomena and explanations of basic scientific concepts
  • Resourcing STEM activities, learning how to use what you already have for fantastic explorations


Session 2: Play and Reflect – Process to practice


Date: Thursday, 25 November 2021


Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm AEST


  • Reflection on what has been learned so far, what has worked well and how to overcome challenges
  • Learning techniques to find STEM explorations in everyday situations, making STEM accessible to young children
  • Discussion of next steps to integrate STEM exploration further in individual circumstances


The sessions are scheduled to run for 1.5 hours each and include a Q&A session. You will be engaged in hands-on activities during both session, for which you will receive a materials list in advance.

Questions? Email us at [email protected]



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