About this series
Each book is written by an award-winning children’s author and follows the real-life stories of some of Australia’s top scientists and inventors, chosen on the basis of their pioneering work. Themes explored include childhood, school, family, and formative experiences, what inspired them to pursue their chosen path, how they persevered in the face of challenges, and what they have contributed to science all over the world.
About Eddie Woo: Teacher extraordinaire helping students find the magic in maths
Eddie Woo has already packed a lot into his short life. Australian High School Maths teacher, education ambassador and advisor, author, TV Host and YouTube sensation, Eddie has been putting the magic in maths for the past ten years, allowing students to learn in creative and practical ways, and being at the forefront of school-based integrated STEM education. His is an inspiring story of empathy, generosity, mentorship, personal connection, and overcoming adversity.
In 2012 Eddie began to film his classroom lessons for a sick student, and put them up on YouTube, on his ‘WooTube’ channel. This became a valuable mechanism for students to direct their own learning at a pace that suited them. ‘WooTube’ now has over 1 million subscribers around the world. On discovering that teachers in training found his videos an invaluable window into actual classrooms and what exemplary teaching looks like in action, he created a separate channel where teachers can share their expertise.
Eddie is well known across Australia as an advocate for teachers and the importance of teaching. He has written for and been featured in specialist teaching press and in national and international media; served on on education advisory boards; given TED talks; published his own books; and won numerous awards, including Australia Day Local Hero of the Year and being named as one of the world’s Top 10 teachers.
More to love about STEM Stars
• Teacher’s notes available. A perfect series for school libraries or home bookshelves.
• A fresh and unique series that focuses on our Australian STEM heroes. Science is more important that ever as we look to our inventors and innovators to solve the contemporary problems facing humanity and the planet.
• Topical themes of integrated STEM education, how children learn, and how education systems can adapt to individual student’s needs and address learning difficulties.
• Narrative non-fiction as a tool for educating children, proving that it can be as fun and interesting as fiction