With an estimated 75% of jobs in the future involving some element of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), the demand for Brisbane Kids to learn more in these areas outside of school is growing. STEM and technology-focused classes, both after school and during the school holidays, have become incredibly popular, with many booking out as soon as enrollments open. The below businesses offer some of the best STEM classes we have found for kids in Brisbane.
Steve Liddell Science and Maths Tutoring
Steve Liddell from Liddell Education offers one on one tutoring for Science and Mathematics for school kids from grade 3 to 10. Based in Bracken Ridge Steve works with student and engages their teachers and parents to build subject foundation, confidence and problem solving skills. Call Steve today for more information and bookings on 0410 550 481 (limited spaces available) http://www.streetscience.com.au/
Fox Blocks at Flying Fox Studios
The programs at Flying Fox Studios all have a strong focus on helping children explore science, maths, engineering and technology (STEM) through creative and unique play. They believe in the importance of a hands-on, creative workshop where generating ideas, problem solving and working together as a team are key factors. Their Fox Blocks classes encourage children to get creative and problem solve with a variety of construction materials such as Lego, K’nex, Kiditech and Edushape. www.flyingfoxstudios.com.au
Bricks 4 Kidz®
Bricks 4 Kidz® combine the love of LEGO® with a great day of school holiday fun and creative adventure and, don’t tell the kids, but it’s also educational! Programs are built around model plans designed by engineers and architects and inspired by children’s popular culture. Students use technical project kits, motors, gears and axles to develop their critical thinking and spatial intelligence. Learning as they go, they create fun and exciting models that actually move or characters that are based around the theme of the day. Bricks 4 Kidz has over 750 locations in 45 countries, 33 of those are within Australia. http://bricks4kidz.com.au/queensland-lego-school-holidays-workshops-activities/
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education is an extremely rapidly growing area of interest in Australia. Every day, more and more educators and parents are becoming aware of the need to equip our children with interest, experience and knowledge in areas such as Coding, Electronics and Robotics. Samford-based STEMPunks offers STEM classes for kids in Brisbane, which are designed to teach children the fundamental building blocks of STEM in a fun and engaging learning environment. www.stempunks.com.au
Building Block Studio – Northside
Building Block Studio is a learning activity centre committed to inspiring the next generation of coders, engineers and 3D designers. Learn how to code and make our robots obey your commands! Building Block Studio runs introduction workshops to coding with Scratch and robotics. Each workshop is kept small with the goal of giving each participant more opportunities for mentoring and asking questions. www.buildingblockstudio.com
Young Engineers Brisbane
If you are interested in nurturing your child’s STEM skills set in a uniquely fun and interactive learning process, Young Engineers’ LEGO STEM programs in Brisbane might be just what you are looking for! Young Engineers offers classes for kids starting as young as 3 years old, and gives theoretical and practical knowledge and experience of STEM through fun and interactive learning using motorised LEGO bricks and robotics. With two branches — Brisbane Metro and Brisbane North, Young Engineers services a range of suburbs and is also a mobile operation. Find out more at brisbane.young-engineers.com.au and brisbanenorth.young-engineers.com.au.
Extreme Virtual Reality (EVR) provides 360 degree fully immersive video, fully immersive gaming and virtual reality environments using the latest in VR experiences. Their arcade at 97 Wynnum St, Norman Park is open to the public every weekend to come and experience VR. Sessions include: 60+ minutes of immersion, HTC Vive VR system for standing experiences & GearVR mobile system for seated experiences, VR games, movies and more. Extreme VR has the ability to cater for all types of events, from children’s and teenage birthday parties, street festivals, and school fetes, through to large corporate events. And to make things really easy, they can come to you. They are able to visit your home, school or workplace; you name it and Extreme VR can go there. www.extremevr.com.au/
Way more than simply teaching kids how to write computer code, Code Camp is about computational thinking, logic, fun, creativity, user experience, confidence building, app development and game building. With two, three and four day coding camps held at multiple school-based locations across Brisbane during the school holidays, there is something to suit every child from as young as five years old. https://codecamp.com.au/