There will be a couple of sessions in Australia, however, that will be relatively new for me. I will be holding a few sessions on children's STEM explorations around invitations that allow for loud/boisterous/adventurous play in other parts of an early childhood classroom. Let me give you a couple of examples.
For the Science in STEM, two children pursued a spontaneous line of scientific inquiry of their own choosing. They appropriated scarves from the housekeeping area to see what would happen when they put them over the room's blower. To reach the blower, they climbed a set of steps and balanced on the top step as they directed their scarves over the blower.
Blower fun 2 from Thomas Bedard on Vimeo.
In fact, they each did their own experiment. The child with the yellow/green scarf pressed his scarf over the blower while the child with the orange scarf launched his over the blower. In one way the results were the same: squeals of delight.
For the Technology in STEM, a child draped a large scarf over the slide. The scarf reduced the friction while sliding down, so she could go barreling down the slide to crash into the mat at the bottom.
Superslide from Thomas Bedard on Vimeo.
The scarf could be considered a form of technology because it was basically an instrument used to increase the child's speed down the slide.
For the Engineering in STEM, a group of children attempted to build a fort with a bunch of loose mats that were in the room.