Make, Solve, Create


Years K-2
Terms 1-4  Monday–Friday
45 minutes
Minimum 15 students
Maximum 33 students

Mathematics, Science, Technology, Early Years

School programs and resources

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.

Curriculum links

Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework

Learning: Children are confident and involved learners

  • Develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
  • Develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating
  • Transfer and adapt what they have learnt from one context to another
  • Resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials

Communication: Children are effective communicators

  • Use vocabulary to describe size, length, volume, capacity and names of numbers
  • Explain mathematical ideas

Victorian Curriculum – Foundation to Level 2


  • Pose, explore and answer questions
  • Make observations and predictions


  • 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