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From little things, big things STEM

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STEM learning has begun for some of our littlest Territorians, thanks to 2019’s introduction of the Territory Government’s new, fun-based Pre-School Science Games.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) are crucial areas of learning for students, with 75 per cent of the fastest growing occupations worldwide requiring skills and knowledge in these areas.

The Territory Government came to government with a promise to expand access to these areas in NT schools and in 2018 introduced the five year STEM in the NT strategy.

The Northern Territory Pre-School Science Games form part of the strategy and have been designed with the University of Melbourne to help build young children’s curiosity for science in a fun and engaging way.

The games have been specifically tailored to suit the unique NT environment, with much of it designed for the outdoors, while also helping to support early childhood teachers deliver science-based learning.

After being trialled at 11 preschools in 2018, the NT Pre-School Science Games resources are now available to all pre-schools, long day care facilities and family day care services.

Source: NT Government

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