Today was a day filled with #STEM and #coding at
Participants explored how STEM can engage and challenge students while implementing the Australian Curriculum (Science, Mathematics and Technologies).
The days was a ‘hands on’ approach with participants applying a design thinking approach to robotics, programming and STEM, examining related concepts to adapt and implement in their context.
See some below some of the resources and sharing from the day.
Design Challenge with
#EduTechAU #masterclass pic.twitter.com/2928JTmGgw
DESIGN THINKING AND CHALLENGES
Year Five Mini-Exhibition
The Year Five students have been preparing for their Mini- Exhibition this week. They have been inquiring into the impact of economic decision making.
The economic decisions within society have an impact on humankind and the environment.
Lines of Inquiry
Economic activities and decisions within society.
The effect of economic decisions on human kind.
The effect of economic decisions on the environment.
See below some of the apps and websites that they created to share this information.
Select the image below and scan the QR code to view the Blippit apps. Alternatively, all the St Andrews apps can be viewed
Fast Food Industry
Pharmaceutical Animal Testing
This term select students in Year 1 & 2 had the opportunity to explore with WeDo Lego robotics. Students explored the features of the software, developing problem-solving skills through experimentation with Lego and were exposed to what it means to think computationally through programming.
Students reflected on the experience -see the
Screenshots from the
WeDo LEGO Robotics Program.
ROBOTICS FOR TEACHERS
Other Robotics News from SALC.
St Andrews hosted a Lego Robotics Day for teachers to explore the possibilities of robotics in the classroom. The day was well received. Thanks to the presenters Peter Kellett and Liz Polentas.