Little Scientists explore mosquitoes and microbes

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview

STEMLinc Video Conference: An interactive workshop for little scientists to be engaged and inspired by the fascinating world of science with award winning scientist and educator Dr Rina Fu. Students are participate in a science-themed, hands-on interactive presentation. Their investigations will be based around mosquitoes and microbes using drama, song and art.  Partake in a notice and wonder engagement session. (Image: Dr. Rina Fu)

Year Level: F-2

Duration: 1 hour

STEM in a box: You will receive a STEM in a box kit for this video conference.

Background Information: Before this video conference, why not visit Rina’s picture storybook theme song ‘I’m a Little Scientist‘ sing-along video. It has fun actions and a great vocabulary that shows young students in simple language, they need for patience, determination and perseverance to work things out! Rina is an experienced Scientist in her own right but has been sharing her passion for science with young children through a series of innovative programs.  Ecolinc are proud to collaborate with her as a STEMLinc presenter. 

Prior Knowledge: No prior knowledge necessary

Learning Intentions:

In this program students will:

  • Learn that seeking answers to questions and making observations is a core part of science
  • Explore how the mosquitoes bodily structure supports the transference of parasites in humans through drama and song
  • Understand the use of equipment to view microbes by engaging in art


In this program students will:

  • Meet a real Scientist, author and illustrator
  • Conduct scientific enquiry
  • Partake in observation skills training
  • Engage with a STEM sing-a-long and an illustrative drama activity
  • Draw a simple model to illustrate the use of scientific equipment

Victorian Curriculum:

Science – Biology

  • Living things have a variety of external features and live in different places where their basic needs, including food, water and shelter, are met (VCSSU042)
  • Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (VCSSU043)

Science – Science as human endeavour

  • People use science in their daily lives (VCSSU041)

Science – Inquiry Skills

  • Participate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions (VCSIS051)

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