STEM

Purpose:

  • Students develop an understanding that science is about achieving knowledge through investigations, experiments, discussions and the communicating of ideas.

  • Students learn to problem-solve and investigate.

  • Students learn to design, build and test the research question.

Content:

  • Students investigate various topics of interest, such as, Botany, Neurology, Marine Biology, Animal Behaviour Anthropology, Astronomy, Zoology, and use various tools to collect, organize and record their experimental findings using correct formats.

  • Students design, build and test, their topic of interest, such as, Rotor Egg Drop, Bottle Rocket, Bridge Building, Elastic Launched Glider. Science categories covered will include Forensic Science, Nanotechnology, Human Science, Robotics and Electronics

Activities:

  • Challenges such as Rotor Egg Drop, Bottle Rocket, Bridge Building, Elastic Launched Glider.

  • Mini-challenges such as paper airplane building and tower building.

  • Enter their design in external competitions such as the ‘Science talent search’

Westall Secondary College

88-128 Rosebank Avenue,

Clayton South

VIC 3169

P: (03) 9546 3233

E: westall.sc@edumail.vic.edu.au

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