Behind the scenes - July/August 2016

With National Science Week just around the corner (August 13–21), this issue we’ve gone science mad! Our cover feature looks at the importance of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) in schools, and what we can do to ensure our children are properly equipped for the future. We put do-it-yourself science to the test when we bravely let a team of mini Einsteins loose in the kitchen. We take a trip around Australia to uncover some of the best science destinations for families, and our Babies article brings you the latest gadgets and gizmos designed to make life a little easier for new parents. Keeping it science-tastic, our Check This Out page is loaded with toys, games and local treasures to spark the inner child in everyone. Pick up a copy or read it on our website.

Model: Isla, 4 years

Jacket: from Teepea Kids Collective, Peregian Beach. www.teepeakids.com.au

Shoes: from Evolve, Peregian Beach. www.evolvembh.com.au

Make the space helmet: instructions on our website.

Photography: Verve Portraits, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

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