STEAM Week is a parent engagement initiative. We hope you enjoy time with your child/children to make/create/investigate a way to solve a problem in the school holidays.
The theme for 2019 is …
Do something …. make a difference!
Along with the students enjoying and engaging with science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics related activities, they will be working together in class to solve an authentic real-life problem using the engineering design process.
Each year level of students will have a stimulus (egs. poster, video, presenter) and from this, work within the science, technology, engineering, art and/or mathematics fields to make a difference and/or improvement to their life, class, school, community or world. It is hoped that students build an emotional connection to the stimulus to want to make a genuine difference to someone or something. The students will engage in observing, noticing phenomena, identifying relationships and patterns, posing and answering questions, designing, investigating, experimenting, trialling and re-trialling, hypothesising and constructing or creating models/products.
Year level foci:
Reception – Recycling and repurposing
Year 1 – Play equipment
Year 2 – Water cleanliness
Year 3/4 – Animals at the RSPCA
Year 5 – Getting students moving
Year 6/7 – Pollution