Dear Parent, Students and Community Members
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING and MATHEMATICS (STEM) WEEK
Last week we celebrated STEM Week. STEM Week included class activities, buddy class activities, the Thinkers Club activity and a Pre Primary – Year 6 activity – making musical instruments from recycled materials. Please see below for some of the class and buddy class activities the children were involved during STEM Week.
Pre Primary Red and Year 3 Teal
The children were challenged to see who could build the longest pa- per chain using one piece of A4 coloured paper, scissors and glue. Also, using pic collage the children made a poster with an Australian theme.
Year 1 White
The children looked at past and current technological machines, com- puters etc. They then looked at possible futuristic inventions and drew and labelled inventions they think might eventuate: flying cars, a float- ing house, a portal machine, houses on the moon and even a candy house!
The children created a picture graph and column graph using M and M’s. They also used Excel to create digital graphs.
Year 2 Orange and Year 4
The children engineered a sturdy structure made from raw spaghetti and marshmallows.
Year 2 Aqua and Year 5
The children used recycled materials to create musical instruments. A vast array of amazing instruments were made, ranging from drums to pan pipes to kazoos!
Year 1 Purple and Year 6
For STEM week, Year 1 Purple and Year 6 made circuits and have been creating a narrative using puppets and Book Creator which will also tie in with Book Week.