This extension program within Advanced Technologies is an integrated course in which Mathematics, Science and cutting edge technological skills and knowledge are developed, extended and applied. A significant STEM project is undertaken by students, in a negotiated area of choice, culminating in an expo where they present their findings.
Pathways for students include stage 1 Science, Mathematics and Technologies subjects (see learning pathways flow diagram image)
Focus Of Learning
Students develop high order problem-solving, analytical and critical thinking skills through both individual and collaborative investigation, research and inquiry.
Topics may include:
Use of design thinking, innovation and creativity in:
3D modelling (CAD)
Coding and programming
The history, development, use and nature of science in:
Sports Science, Health & Medicine, Nanotechnology,
Ecosystems & Ethical Futures
Fluency, reasoning, problem solving and understanding of:
Measurement & Geometry
Evidence Of Learning
A variety of tasks allow students to develop knowledge, skills and understanding through…..
Teamwork and collaboration
Innovation and creativity
Critical thinking and problem solving
Effective oral and written communication
Knowledge and understanding
Yes - application
A graphics calculator (Casio fx-CG20 AU colour) at a cost of approximately $195.00. Production and lamination of poster for expo approximately $35.
Students who complete this course will be well placed to study Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and other quantitative subjects at Stage 1 and 2.
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