NUSTEM loans boxes are linked to STEM careers and contain original objects and replicas that can be handled and used as part of classroom activities. While using the resources in the boxes, children get the opportunity to try out and explore some of the skills, techniques, equipment and ideas that STEM professionals use on a day-to-day basis.
Do you know how living things have changed over time and how we know what they looked like in the past? Our Evolution box contains fossil remains from millions of years in the past, plush animal toys for comparisons (and cuddles). We also include some triop eggs you can hatch and grow: a type of shrimp, they’re one of the most ancient species on Earth, hardly changed since the Jurassic period 180 million years ago.
Try this at home
Visit our STEM at home Make a Fossil page to create your own fossil using some sand and plaster of Paris or flour and water solution.