Primary STEM Project

Primary STEM Project

Australia’s youngest F1® teams – starting from 5 years of age! Build and race mini F1® cars whilst experiencing the exciting world of Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM).

Start Them While They Are Young

There is no age limit when it comes to being excited and educated by Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Research has shown that the earlier you can engage young minds and expose students to the fun and sense of accomplishment of STEM the better. The Primary STEM Project attracts people as young as five years of age who are tasked with building a paper version of a miniature F1® car and racing it.

This is a unique hands-on approach to understanding the STEM principles involved including research, design, manufacture, development and on-track performance.

Thousands of primary school students participate in this program and it is not uncommon to see entire school halls filled with budding race car builders and their spectators.

The Missing Link

The F1 in Schools Primary Challenge provides students with a very natural link to their later high school education. High school students are encouraged to mentor their younger colleagues which fosters a new level of collaboration between junior and senior schools. Primary schoolers who want to continue being involved with F1 design and racing can become part of the F1 in Schools STEM Challenge.

No Gender Barriers

An interesting statistic to come from the Primary Challenge is that it is attracting equal levels of interest from male and female students. There is a 50/50 split in participation which is assisting us to direct more females towards STEM in their teenage years.