How can I start a makerspace at my school?

So, you've decided a makerspace might be something that your school could get behind. Great! Following are the steps to set up your school's very own innovation station. 1. Find your space Your first step to starting a maker at your school is to establish the right space. This might be in the library or somewhere where [...]

By |February 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Inspiring innovation with makerspaces

The world is not what it used to be – and I don’t mean that in a negative sense. Technology is rapidly changing how we live our lives. We have phones and cars that talk to us, we can do the weekly shopping from the comfort of our lounges, we have fridges [...]

By |February 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Innovation for Australia: A step in the right direction

Yesterday Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull unveiled the government's $1.1 billion innovation package that will be rolled out over the next four years to promote business-based research, development and innovation. Pleasingly, Australia's falling maths and science participation is a key focus point in the government's plan of attack. STEM skills are increasingly important for the competitiveness [...]

By |December 8th, 2015|0 Comments

IntoScience Launches on the Windows Platform

3P Learning, in partnership with global tech giant Microsoft, is pleased to announce that IntoScience is now available as an app on both the Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 stores. The IntoScience Windows app has full touchscreen capabilities and tablet support for Microsoft Surface users, and will include automatic updates to the latest version. [...]

By |August 14th, 2015|0 Comments

IntoScience’s Electrifying New Features

Science is Electric is the dramatic expansion of the IntoScience universe which introduces a new electrical circuits topic, exciting environments to explore and challenging quests to conquer. Recharge your students' love of learning with 8 new activities introducing electricity, circuits and schematics. Using IntoScience's new hands-on circuit tool-kit, students can actively explore key concepts by [...]

By |June 1st, 2015|0 Comments

Increasing Australia’s Competitiveness in STEM Through Collaboration

Last Wednesday (20 May) Professor Ian Chubb, AC, Chief Scientist of Australia, and a number of select panellists held a discussion at the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences (Powerhouse Museum) focusing upon the theme of competitiveness through collaboration. Curated by the Committee of Sydney, Collaborate to Compete was a chance to explore new opportunities for universities [...]

By |May 21st, 2015|0 Comments

I am woman, watch me STEM!

As Sunday the 8th of March was International Women’s Day, I thought it only fitting to write about women – particularly women in STEM. Earlier during the week, I had dinner with a male friend who has just started his degree in civil engineering. Something he said when asked about his first week of classes [...]

By |May 9th, 2015|1 Comment

How science teaching has changed

As some of you will know, I’m currently studying how to be a teacher. I’ve already completed my bachelor of science, now I'm learning how to impart my knowledge to the young minds of tomorrow. It’s been half a semester and already I’m picking up on a few things that seem different to when I was [...]

By |April 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Chief Scientist Ian Chubb talks about raising STEM skills in Australia through a focus on teaching

The Australian Industry Group recently released its report Progressing STEM Skills which identified the need to develop a national STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) skills strategy to keep up with the demands of a sector with a high job growth rate in Australia. A worrying finding from the report is that Australia is under-performing [...]

By |April 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Technologies we take for granted

To get us into the 'T' area of the STEM acronym, I thought I would talk about some technology which blows my mind. I started thinking of this over recent weeks, because I realised how much we take certain technologies for granted when I moved house with a terrible Wi-Fi connection. It’s been the bane [...]

By |April 1st, 2015|0 Comments

Cool careers in science

We know that there has been a decline in students electing to take up STEM subjects at school or university. To encourage students to take up careers in STEM fields, we have pulled together a short list of possibilities where an education in science, technology, engineering or mathematics may lead. Teaching We know that less [...]

By |February 11th, 2015|0 Comments