Mr Jeremy Kane
STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Rather than teach them separately, STEM combines the knowledge and skills from these areas and uses them to investigate and solve real-world problems.
STEM also provides a great opportunity for creative and critical thinking, using ICT, team work and problem solving. In a world where the future occupations of our current students haven’t been invented yet, developing skills that can be applied to all professions is vitally important.
My role as STEM Co-ordinator is to assist classroom teachers to plan and deliver STEM projects in their classrooms. In 2018 we have tackled the following topics:
- Quiet and loud noises (Kindergarten)
- Transporting water (Pre-primary)
- Growing plants (Year 1)
- Robotics (Year 2 & Year 5)
- Keeping lunches cool (Year 3)
- Honey bees (Year 4)
- Solar energy (Year 6)