Ground Up: Building Big Ideas, Together is a new exhibition designed to foster STEM skills in Kindergarten and Foundation students.
Future aeronautical engineers will design and construct flying contraptions; little sparks will make patterns and pictures with lights on a giant wall of colourful light up switches; pint sized problem solvers will experiment and construct colourful 3-dimensional puzzles and for all the littlies who love to touch and experiment there will be a giant, colourful carwash to be engineered into action.
Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework
Learning: Children are confident and involved learners
- Hypothesising, predicting, experimenting and testing through play
- Reflective thinking – why do things happen and what can I learn from this?
- Communicate mathematical ideas and concepts
Communication: Children are effective communicators
- Use vocabulary to describe size, length, volume, capacity and names of numbers
- Explain mathematical ideas
- Sort, categorise, order, compare collections and attributes of objects and materials
Victorian Curriculum – Foundation level
- People use science in their everyday lives
- The way an object moves depends on size and shape
- Pose, explore and answer questions
- Make observations and predictions
- Sort and classify
- Copy, continue and create patterns
- Describe and name familiar shapes
Design and Technologies:
- Use material, components, tools and equipment to produce designed solutions
- Evaluate success of design ideas