Science and STEM

Science and STEM

Topic summary

Research reviews


STEM learning through nature play in early childhood settings

Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles and Dr Maia Osborn from Southern Cross University, Australia share findings from their research into teaching and learning science and STEM concepts through play-based pedagogies and nature play



STEM learning and local curriculum in the construction corner

Blocks and construction materials provide rich opportunities for cross-curricular learning.

Science and kaitiakitanga: a relationship in harmony 

Using science for children to learn how to protect and nurture their environment.

Gardening: a journey inspired by culture, values, dispositions, and engagement

Gardening opens up a wide range of opportunities for science, sustainability, and social emotional learning.

Valuing traditional Māori medicine: Rongoā

Engaging in Rongoā Māori in early childhood settings.

STEM learning through nature play

The key ideas from our webinar with Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles and Maia Osborn on exploring scientific concepts and STEM learning through nature play.
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