We’re on a mission to empower the next generation of innovators. You in?
Our series of project-based programmes are designed to inspire Year 5–13 rangatahi with the wonders of STEM. Knitting seamlessly into the NZ Curriculum, programmes are hands-on, super fun and engaging and available to any school in Aotearoa, totally free.
We design everything to be accessible for all ākonga across Aotearoa and aspire to bridge the gap of women, Māori and Pacific Peoples working in STEM fields.
Houston, we have lift off! Ākonga blast off into STEM by designing, building and launching a water rocket. They’ll learn about Newton’s laws, the engineering design process, and working as a rōpū.
Power up! Ākonga design and build a wind turbine and work as a rōpū to light up their own mini town. Along the way they discover the amazing phenomenon of electricity and renewable energy.
Ready, set, flow! Ākonga construct and test a mini model of Aotearoa New Zealand's water system. They'll explore the world of wai and how STEM is used to collect, clean, distribute and protect one of Earth’s most precious resources.
Pilot running Term 3 2024
How our challenges work
The future is bright! Ākonga are inspired to keep taking STEM subjects, and given a taste of the real world with industry visits and motivating career talks from STEM professionals.
Meet your new inspiration! Hear the career stories of wonder-ful Kiwis across Aotearoa doing incredible things with STEM.
Keep the learning going! Support young Kiwis with our all-ages A–Z book on engineering concepts and free STEM career pathway information.