Last Tuesday, the Grade 4, 5 and 6 students all participated in their first STEM extension learning class of 2018. The lesson was in the school’s Multimedia Centre/Film Studio with our resident STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) expert George Spiridis. 🙂
George began his lessons with the junior Grade 4 class by teaching them about mechanical and electrical energy. The students created their own electrical circuits with illuminated lamps and they used copper wire conductors to transfer energy between circuits.
The lessons continued in the afternoon with the Grade 6 students, but in their lesson the students created a plan for their RoboCup Junior competition robots. One group is producing a 3D printed Ardunio coded dance robot and the other is using LEGO Mindstorms for the Primary Rescue component of the competition.
The Grade 5 students came in for their STEM lesson at the end of day. Like their Grade 4 peers, they too learnt about electrical energy – in somewhat more detail.
The program received attention on the school’s Twitter page (@berwicklodgeps) where the above images were favourited and retweeted by Gill Callister (Secretary of Department of Education and President of IPAA Victoria) and ABC TV’s Behind the News – amongst many others.
For more information about the STEM extension learning class – and the RoboCup competition – talk to Miss Tan or Mr Kelly.
Watch this space. 🙂