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STEM Expo at St Augustine's Parish School

Posted by Tegan McClean

on 17/10/2018

Classes from across the school worked on a huge variety of STEM activities throughout term 3 then presented their learning at our STEM Expo in week 7.  Each year level prepared a display of their learning journey to share with the community. Our Receptions focussed on the pollution of our...

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Building a Professional Learning Community in STEM

Posted by Tegan McClean

on 04/10/2018

We all know that our colleagues are our greatest resource, and at The Grove Education Centre this resource is being used with exciting results! The Grove Education Centre, a special school in Woodville, South Australia provides a supportive learning environment for students with a verified intellectual disability and associated complex...

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Tour of Learning at Stirling East Primary School

Posted by Tegan McClean

on 27/09/2018

Stirling East Primary School's second annual Science Themed Tour of Learning in the Hamilton unit was held on Thursday 6th September.   The year 3 and 4 Students showcased their first semester’s work, which was designing and carrying out a scientific investigation based on students’ choice of topic.   There were 144...

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Engineering Design Challenge at Rosary Catholic School

Posted by Tegan McClean

on 07/09/2018

Rosary Catholic School has been working with Kate Dilger from the SA Science Teachers Association (SASTA) through 2017 and 2018 to improve teaching and learning outcomes in STEM. A whole school approach has seen teachers across all year levels engage with the engineering design process and plan student challenges that...

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Highgate School's Science Expo

Posted by Tegan McClean

on 22/08/2018

From 3.30 - 5.30pm on Thursday, 16th August, Highgate School’s Science Expo came alive! This was an R-7 exhibition of ‘science games in a shoe box’. The gym was filled with families, school staff and interested community members.  In every direction you could see child and adult discussions, students testing...

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Findon STEMathon

Posted by Tegan McClean

on 22/08/2018

Findon High School hosted Seaton Park Primary School in student led activities for National Science Week. A range of activities occured during the week including: Wednesday - Year 3/4 students created dioramas depicting symbiosis on the reef and threats to the Reef assisted by Year 9 students. Thursday and Friday...

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One Week of Wow at Risdon Park Primary School!

Posted by Tegan McClean

on 22/08/2018

One Week of Wow! was designed to allow students to enjoy activities during lunch times that they may not get to experience in their Science classes during the year. On Monday, we brought out our BrainBox circuit kits and students built simple circuits to light up bulbs, or worked with...

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Northfield Primary School Science Expo

Posted by Tegan McClean

on 22/08/2018

On Friday the 17th of August, Northfield Primary School held a Science Expo. This gave our year 6/7 classes the opportunity to showcase their science learning to the rest of our school community. For 6 weeks the year 6/7 classes worked on a scientific inquiry question that they created which...

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Science@Urrbrae

Posted by Tegan McClean

on 22/08/2018

Urrbrae Agricultural High School’s motto is “Science with Practice” so what better way to celebrate National Science Week than by inviting primary students to come learn about how we do science at the Urrbrae Wetland, on the Urrbrae Farm and in our Science Labs. Thursday 16th and Friday 17th of...

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Science Week at Sturt Street Community School

Posted by Tegan McClean

on 22/08/2018

Three main events occurred during Science week at Sturt Street Community School. These were chemistry workshops for grades 4 to 7 (and shows for R to 3) provided by Lab on Legs (an incursion), an Open Morning to showcase student Science activities to the school community and a Science dress...

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CONASTA67 - a delegate's perspective

Posted by Tegan McClean

on 08/08/2018

Have you attended CONASTA before? Or wondered what it would be like to attend? Peter Beveridge from Pennington School R-7 attended CONASTA67 for the first time this year as a Ruth Dircks Scholarship recipient! Pete put together a journal of his notes and experiences at CONASTA so you can get...

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St Catherine's take on STEM

Posted by Tegan McClean

on 25/07/2018

We live in a world where rapid advancements in technology have had a profound impact on how we work and communicate. As educators, students are at the center of everything we do and we have a responsibility in preparing our students for future success.   The staff and students at St....

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Lab lessons with a STEM focus

Posted by Tegan McClean

on 05/07/2018

This article is a summary of the 'Lab lessons with a STEM focus' workshop session run by Kate Dilger, SASTA Education Officer at the SASTA Annual Conference on Tuesday 17 April 2018.  The main problem with many middle school practical lessons is that the students do not see their relevance,...

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