‘STEM’ is an acronym of the words Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. It also represents an approach to teaching these disciplines in an integrated way and not just as stand-alone subjects. STEM learning often takes place in the context of a problem-solving task or challenge where students are required to generate ideas, then design and build a solution that can be tested, evaluated and then refined if necessary. The focus on STEM reflects the identified need for STEM skills in the workforce of the future. Enjoyable STEM experiences in the primary and early secondary years help students to confidently choose to study STEM subjects at higher levels. This article by Dr Linda Pfeiffer explains what STEM is, and how teachers are being supported to bring STEM learning to life in the classroom.