Get ready for a STEM thrill! Introducing ANU STEM Boxes (International), developed for high school students from years 10 - 12. Dive into hands-on experiences in astronomy, environmental science, biology, chemistry, engineering, earth science, math, and physics. Loaded with equipment and resources, these boxes are your ticket to exciting experiments, promoting critical thinking, problem-solving, and other essential STEM skills. Enhance your learning journey – the adventure starts here!

What experiments will be included in your box?

  • Investigating plant thermoregulation
  • Aperture, the Camera Eye
  • Decoding AI
  • DIY smartphone spectroscopes
  • DIY Stethoscope
  • How do your lungs work?
  • How to chill a drink faster
  • Lava lamp
  • Polite chocolate
  • The fireproof balloon
  • Water density

When will you receive your STEM box?

It depends on which country you are in, in general you will receive your box at the early/mid August. We will keep  you updated with your box status.

Who will be eligible to receive a box?

You need to be teaching high school. At the moment, the STEM Boxes can only be ordered by schools in selected countries due to challenges in logistics.

How many boxes can you order?

Up to 3 boxes per teacher, 1 box covering up to 30 students, additional boxes can be considered, please contact the university in-country office in your region.

What will each box contain?

Each box will contain all the key materials you need to conduct 10 - 15 experiment activities across the topics of environmental science, biology, chemistry, mathematics, astronomy, physics, earth science and engineering.

We include written instructions or a video of one of our students or teachers performing the activity to guide you. Please note that for some activities which require materials with a limited shelf life, we request that you source your own materials, as we cannot post them. We assure you that the activities have been chosen with easily sourced household items in mind.

What happens after you register?

There is nothing required from your side after you register, we will keep you posted with any updates.

For all other enquiries please email science@anu.edu.au or the university in-country office in your region.

What happens after you register?

There is nothing required from your side, the boxes will be given on a first-come, first-served basis so your order will be accepted automatically after your registration unless otherwise we contact you.

You will be notified by email on further updates.

 STEM Boxes competition

To encourage your students to participate, we will award a prize to the best participating class(es)!

To enter, please send us either a video (max 2 mins, MP4) or photos of your students conducting the experiments in PDF, Word, or PowerPoint, with one submission per teacher, to science@anu.edu.au.

In your submission, we would love to see:

  • Number of experiments conducted
  • Number of students involved
  • Student feedback and enjoyment

 Prize

  • Winner’s certificate to all the students from the best participating class
  • A trophy and framed certificate to the school where the winning class is from
  • Participation certificate to all the students who participated in this activity
  • A framed participation certificate to all the participating schools
  • Winning schools will be acknowledged on the University's website and social media