Make, Solve, Create

Make, Solve, Create

Museum Staff-led
Terms 1 to 4, Monday to Friday
40 minutes in the STEM Lab
Year level
Years K to F
Minmum student numbers
Minimum 15 students
Maximum student numbers
Maximum 28 students
$11 per student + education service fee
Booking information
Bookings 13 11 02

Students are taken through an interactive story, solving design challenges faced by Dot, the main character in the Ground Up: Building Big Ideas, Together exhibition. Each time Dot encounters a problem, students build and test solutions in small groups.

Children will practise STEM skills like designing and testing solutions, collaborating, communicating and forming and recognising patterns.

Older students will be challenged with design constraints and a more complex end-goal.

Victorian Curriculum links


  • Respond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events (VCSIS050) 
  • Compare observations and predictions with those of others (VCSIS054) 


  • Follow a short sequence of instructions; recognise, copy, continue and create repeating patterns represented in different ways (VC2MFA01) 
  • sort, name and create familiar shapes; recognise and describe familiar shapes within objects in the environment, giving reasons (VC2MFSP01) 

Design and Technologies

  • Use materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques to produce designed solutions safely (VCDSCD020) 
  • Use personal preferences to evaluate the success of design ideas, processes and solutions including their care for environment (VCDSCD021) 

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