May 22, 2018
Take the challenge and read a STEM book in the lead up to National Science Week
The STEM Reading and Design Challenge 2018 invites students of all ages to pick-up and read a science-related book. This new competition is part of The Premier’s Reading Challenge, and is designed to get more kids into books and STEM.
Students are challenged to read one or more books from the Premier’s Reading Challenge book list, that are considered Science, STEM, Science Fiction or Nature. After reading the book, students must complete a simple task, based on what they’ve just read. If they’ve met the challenge, they’ll win a prize!
There are four categories to enter, based on the age of the student:
- Reception – Year 2, Create: draw a picture in response to the book you have read.
- Year 3 – 5, Invent: plan an invention (description, drawing) inspired by the book you have read.
- Year 6 – 9, Design: design a STEM poster to inspire interest in science-related fields, based upon the book you have read.
- Mature students, Review: write a review of one or more of the books you have read, to inspire reader interest.
Each entrant will receive a certificate of participation and prizes will be awarded to the winners and runner-ups in each category. The school with the most entries will also be awarded a selection of books and vouchers.
The STEM Reading and Design Challenge 2018 runs from 15 May – 6 July 2018. For more information and to enter, download the STEM Reading and Design Challenge 2018 brochure.
The Questacon Smart Skills Program is touring in the South East South Australia region and northern Victoria during Term 1, 2019. In addition to presenting in-school STEM workshops for students we will also be conducting FREE STEM based, Professional Learning workshops for teachers. Registrations are currently open for workshop 1!