STEAM is a learning philosophy teaching our future leaders critical thinking and problem solving skills.
STEAM is an extension of the STEM learning philosophy. It focuses on teaching our future leaders critical thinking and problem-solving skills and recognises that the Arts are a crucial part of this development. STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. The concept of STEAM represents a new way of learning that is being used in every classroom in Australia.
Curious Planet is passionate about feeding curious minds and there is no better way to do this than through STEAM education.
Since 1991, we have been committed to promoting and providing a broad range of interactive products designed to spark a lifelong love of learning in children and helping teachers integrate STEAM learning into their school.
What is STEAM?

Whilst the acronym of STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, it is more than simply these subject areas in isolation. STEAM is an educational approach to learning and development that focuses on integrating these topics in a cohesive learning environment.

STEAM encourages students to identify problems and discover solutions using the critical thinking skills they have developed through inquiry-based learning across multiple disciplines.

STEAM promotes curiosity, creativity, communication, independent thinking, logical reasoning, collaboration, entrepreneurship and problem solving. It is about equipping learners where they are, today, with emphasis on the application of knowledge to real-life situations.

STEAM at school

STEAM is rapidly becoming a prominent feature in school curriculums around the country. This growth will only continue as Australia better prepares our students for the future. Curious Planet offers specialised products and packages for teachers and educators. We want to equip educators with the resources and tools they need to empower students from kindergarten right through.

STEAM at home

The range of STEAM products available is wide and rapidly expanding. We want you to feel confident in selecting the right learning tools for your child. Our expert team have created this buying guide to assist you in this, from the earliest learning tools right the way through, we have got you covered for the journey.

Where do I start with STEAM?

Curious Planet’s extensive range of STEAM products have been selected for curious minds of children aged 3 years and over. Our range includes science kits, robotics, astronomy, coding kits, biology and eco-science kits, creative projects, drones, construction sets, books and more.

STEAM products are an investment, so consider your child’s interests, age and school subjects when making a purchase. Our skilled store teams are available to provide recommendations and advice whenever you need.


Discover science kits, globes, maps, chemistry experiments, microscopes, biology kits and exciting new products that children can build from scratch and power using solar energy.


Innovation in technology is rapid, which is why we are constantly on the lookout for the latest tech products. Find everything from drones to augmented reality, DIY kits and coding kits, remote control toys and more.


A growing area of interest for children of all ages and genders, engineering includes robotics, construction kits, mechanics and a range of DIY kits for future inventors.


Find specialised puzzles, books and games to cultivate your child’s love of numbers and logical problem solving.