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By the age of six, many girls do not see themselves as being really really smart. They also think that really really smart adults are likely to be male. This is a problem that we need to tackle head on as parents of girls and boys!
We want to help our children to build their STEM capabilities but it is sometimes hard to know how to go about it. Here Rachel discusses three simple things we can do at home to increase our kids' engagement with a STEM mindset.
What is "nature deficit disorder" and how can we avoid it with our children?
This is a fun and crafty challenge! The focus is on designing and then constructing a model of a robot and considering functions that it can do.
Dr Karen Lamb is a biostatistician at the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) at Deakin University. Karen is a Superstar of STEM with Science and Technology Australia and was kind enough to spend some time late last year answering some questions for me about her very interesting field of work.