Science at Creaney is part of our Specialist program and has been for the past 4 years. It is a hands on interactive and investigative program structured through Primary Connections where English and Math are also at its core focus. Students from Pre Primary through to Year 6 participate in the Science Specialist Program.
What is STEM? STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
We have opened the doors to our top secret lab to give you a taste of our hands-on and exploration based approach to discovery. In Term 2, 2017 we kicked off our first STEM club at Creaney focusing on Sphero. So what is Sphero? Sphero is a remote controlled ball which links with an app on our iPads. One of the great features of this little device is that it floats on water, but when trying to move Sphero there is no forward propulsion as it is a smooth surface. Our challenge is to build an attachment for Sphero which will turn it into a device which can drive quickly across the water.
Students have taken up the challenge by thinking of various attachments through creating and designing a number of drafts they think will work. Students are then going to explore one of these drafts by building the removable attachment and enhancing their design over the coming weeks through trial and error.
If you would like to see an example of what we have been doing so far please visit: https://blog.seesaw.me/creaneypsstem.
Follow the link below to see a great resource for introducing STEM at home with your young child/ren: Dept of Ed – Exploring STEM at Home 2017 (spreads)