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Inspire STEM: Jumping into the Sea

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Young children are filled with questions about the sea: “Why do crabs move sideways? How do whales speak to each other?" 

The beauty of STEM education is that you, as the educator, don’t have to have all the answers. Come along to this 2-part online workshop to learn how educators can make marine education relevant for all children, even those who live far from the beach.  

This workshop consists of two 1.5 hour sessions across two sessions and is hands on, interactive ONLINE workshop. Upon booking, you’ll receive a materials list to prepare in advance made up of everyday items in your home or service. 

Inspire STEM is happening in your timezone:

Monday 6 March  4-5.30pm (AEST), 1-2.30pm(AWST), 3.30-5pm(ACST), 2.30-4pm(ACDT) &

Thursday 9 March 4-5.30pm (AEST), 1-2.30pm(AWST), 3.30-5pm(ACST), 2.30-4pm(ACDT)

Together, we’ll explore marine science and ocean education in the context of early childhood education and unpack the STEM in ocean wonders like: 

  • How blue whales in Sydney communicate to whales in Brisbane. 
  • And if whales are that loud, why can’t we hear them? 
  • Why turtle shells have hexagonal shapes. 
  • How you can listen without ears like dolphins. 
  • The magic of shipwrecks and how varied densities of water can see ships “float” beneath the water. 
  • How everyday activities like washing up dishes is connected to marine science. 

You will also learn to create rich learning environments that empower children to lead their own explorations, nurture curiosity, and make joy and playfulness the basis of scientific discovery.  

This workshop consists of two 1.5 hour sessions and includes a Q&A component. All Little Scientist workshops are hands on and interactive. Upon booking your place, you’ll receive a materials list to prepare in advance made up of everyday items you can find in your house. 

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.
  • Use STEM to support children’s literacy and extend their vocabulary by modelling scientific language and engaging in sustained communication with children about their ideas and experiences.   
  • Learn how embodied experiences relate to language development and enhance learning.  
  • 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. 

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