STEM is a learning philosophy teaching our future leaders critical thinking and problem solving skills.
We are passionate about feeding curious minds around Australia, and there is no better way to do this than through STEM education. Our broad range of interactive products are designed to spark a lifelong love of learning in children and help teachers integrate STEM learning into their school. Whilst the acronym of STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, the concept represents a new way of learning that is being used in every classroom in Australia.
What is STEM?
The acronym of STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. However, STEM is more than just these subject areas, it is an educational approach using inquiry-based learning to empower students. STEM encourages students to identify problems and discover solutions using critical thinking skills, rather than rote learning.
Many people think STEM focuses purely on new technology and coding. Whilst these are aspects of the approach, STEM encompasses limitless subject areas and can be as easily practised at home as in the classroom.
While STEM is an educational concept, it’s also lots of fun! Children are free to use their creativity, unleash their ideas and explore their interests as far as they want to.
STEM at school
STEM is becoming a more prominent feature in curriculums around the country, and this will only continue to grow as we prepare our students with skills for the future economy. Australian Geographic offers specialised products, service and packages for teachers and educators. Find our more here.
STEM at home
The range of STEM products available can be somewhat overwhelming and we know it can be hard to decide which tools will be the best choice for your children. Our expert team have created this buying guide to simplify STEM and make it easy to use these fun learning tools at home.
Where do I start with STEM?
Australian Geographic’s extensive range of STEM products have been selected for curious minds of children aged 3 years and over. Our range includes science kits, robotics, astronomy, coding kits, biology and eco-science kits, drones, construction sets, books and more.
STEM products can be an investment, so consider your child’s interests, age and school subjects when making a purchase. If you want some extra support, our skilled store teams are available to provide recommendations and advice whenever you need.
Discover science kits, globes, maps, chemistry experiments, microscopes, biology kits and exciting new products that children can build from scratch and power using solar energy.
Innovation in technology is rapid, which is why we are constantly on the lookout for the latest tech products. Find everything from drones to augmented reality, DIY kits and coding kits, remote control toys and more.
A growing area of interest for children of all ages and genders, engineering includes robotics, construction kits, mechanics and a range of DIY kits for future inventors.
Find specialised puzzles, books and games to cultivate your child’s love of numbers and logical problem solving.