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Exploring STEM Through Sensory Play with Tom Bedard | DARWIN NT

  • Top End Early Learning Centre | TIWI NT Royal Darwin Hospital, Staff Village Rd TIWI NT 0810 Australia (map)

Creating a Dynamic Sensory Table: Breathe new life into your sand and water table and inspire STEM Thinking

Children tell the story of discovery and the joy of learning at the sand and water tray as they explore cheap and easy-to-build constructions in and around the sensory table.  Through photos, videos and anecdotes, the children use non-scripted play to take charge of their own learning in all developmental domains, especially scientific thinking.  Explore the value of sensory play in developing STEM thinking skills.  Participants will also explore how this can be adapted in an outdoor sandpit, discuss implementation strategies, embracing the mess and how to bring all educators on board.  

In this hands-on practical session participants create their own construction to use in their sand or water tray. 

Dialogue with Water:  Bringing scientific inquiry alive at the water table

 Through play with water, children author their own scientific experiments.  Children are capable of complex scientific inquiry as they explore easy-to-build constructions that invite new and intriguing types of play.   These scientific experiments can be adapted or further explored outdoors, and consideration is given to sustainable practice in using our precious water supply.

Cost: $50 incl. GST (incl morning tea, lunch & materials for construction)

This is a sponsored event supported by Top Ednd Early Learning Centre.

For more info and bookings please contact:

Betty at Top End ELC

e: teelc.inc@bigpond.com   p: (08) 8927 9259

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