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STEM can be understood as an integrated learning approach that introduces Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through play and everyday activities. The following article provides information on Understanding STEM, How To Teach STEM, Benefits Of STEM, Stem Activities and more. 

Victoria’s first pilot program is called Children’s University. The program is organised by Swinburne University The special focus has been given to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The aim of this program is to help and support those students who want to continue further studies based on STEM. This program also aims to make the goal of the students more accessible by making them prepared with the different and various knowledge of STEM and also helps to improve the educational outcomes. 

Since the first few years are when the brain is developing most rapidly, it makes sense to incorporate STEM concepts, skills and dispositions in early childhood education. Here are a few examples of learning experiences that introduce Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through fun and engaging activities.

“Little Scientists” has announced the third National Little Scientist Early Award with entries now open until 31 May 2022.  It is the only national award that celebrates Early Stem education and also offers a platform to be recognised in the world of early education.

This amazing activity will turn the learning environment into space with several colourful rockets flying here and there. This is an activity thus exercising the fine motor skills of the child. Kids here will be making and blowing their own straw rockets. 

Straw threading will improve a child’s hand-eye coordination and improve their focus and concentration and develop their vocabulary.

STEM refers to an integrated learning approach that introduces Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through play-based activities.

This interesting and simple activity for children, enables them to make shapes using straw pieces and playdough. This will improve the child’s ability to recognise shapes and develop their fine motor and cognitive skills. 

The federal government is trialling a STEM program for preschoolers in a bid to encourage interest in the sector from a young age.

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