STEM
 

Science Technology Engineering Mathematics

S.T.E.M is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. These subjects support students in acquiring the skills necessary to succeed in a global world. At Garran we are committed to motivating and igniting inquisitive young minds to become the next generation of engineers, scientists and doctors. Students are given opportunities to think critically, solve problems, utilise technology effectively and explore and be curious about the world around them.

Resources

Science projects to try at home! National Science Week is being held in a different way at the moment, with travel restrictions and physical distancing requirements in place to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.  It is important now more than ever to recognise the work done by scientists, medical researchers, and health professionals, as well as the meteorologists, bushfire propagation mathematicians and others

Love Food Hate Waste is an ACT Government program to help reduce food waste at home with inspiring ideas, recipes, facts and resources. The program is about trying to ensure that edible food is not thrown away. The National Food Waste Strategy provides a framework to support collective action towards halving Australia’s food waste by 2030.

This set of free printable LEGO Challenge Cards are similar to writing prompts, in that they give your child an idea for a build.

The beautiful part is that the challenge cards provide the idea, and then your child can take the idea and run with it!

Do you want to learn more about art?  The National Art Gallery of Australia encourage you to some fun making, thinking and talking about art. You can also listen to new podcasts, read the blog or watch videos of artists at work. The website also has learning resources for children of all ages. 

The National Museum of Australia has created a fun at home activities for children and families. Learn, play and create using materials found at home and in nature.

SFFE is dedicated to creating and promoting that amazing and magical moment where science collides with our curiosity and imagination. Our mission is to provide this positive and powerful experience for every child possible, transforming our world into one where we thirst for knowledge and understanding.

Simple science experiments you can do at home with your kids are a fun way to introduce children of all ages to basic scientific concepts. Find easy science experiments now with easy to follow step by step instructions.

NASA Space Place's mission is to inspire and enrich kids' learning of space and Earth science online through fun games, hands-on activities, informative articles and engaging short videos. With material in both English and Spanish and resources for parents and teachers, NASA Space Place has something for everyone.

The Natural History Museum of London is one of the most amazing museums in the world. They have created resources to engage children in the natural world. Topics include dinosaurs, fossils, evolution, volcanos, life cycles and climate change. These resources are presented in stage levels and are a free to access.  

To celebrate this year's theme for Science Week, World Strides has created resources for the classroom (or virtual classroom!) to educate and inspire student's thinking and encourage them to design a range of food solutions. From growing their own food from kitchen scraps to examining some of the innovations that are happening in the food industry today, these activities will keep young minds buzzing all week!

Growth happens

Recipe resourcefulness 

Food mile calculations 

Talks from scientists, musicians, innovators, activists - all under the age of 20. Watch these amazing wunderkinds. Some themes are be mature so make sure you watch at parents discretion.  

Education.com have created science worksheets that tap into children's fascination with the scientific world, with grade-specific lessons and activities about astronomy, geology, chemistry, and more. Whether your youngest child is curious about why the earth spins, or your oldest child is interested in the intricacies of plate tectonics, these worksheets are here to educate and captivate.