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This National Science Week, the ANU are offering STEM Bags full of free educational resources designed to provide hands-on learning experiences for children with each bag containing a range of 15+ activities, experiments, and materials related to different STEM fields. The bags are suitable for preschool through to high-school-aged children and would suit families and community groups.

Younger children can enjoy watching or participating in the experiments, while older children can learn about the science behind the experiments. The bags contain a range of equipment, materials, and resources for conducting hands-on experiments and learning activities and are designed to be accessible and engaging for children of all ages.

Some of the experiments included are:

  • How to make a rainbow
  • DIY wind turbine
  • Spaghetti and marshmallow tower building
  • Make a solar oven
  • pH testing of liquids

We will include a link to the online videos which provide guidance and instructions for running each experiment.

You are welcome to access the videos and we will provide a shopping list for those who would like to supply their own materials (most are household items). The bags will be available for pick up from ANU in the week leading up to National Science Week - we will provide the pick up address once you have registered and the bags are packed.

Registration is essential.

Adult supervision is required for younger children. Adults will be required to watch the videos and assist children with some of the experiments.