A multitude of STEM activities to engage and excite your students in the classroom!
This kit is designed to engage students in team-based STEM challenges. Students should work in teams of 6 and nominate a job description to each team member using the provided poster. The Teacher is responsible for the score sheet and can award points out of 5 (being the most) at the completion of each challenge. Students are to complete a solution solver worksheet as a team for each challenge.
The Sensational STEM team challenge award is to be given to the team with the highest number of points at the completion of the 10 challenges. The ingenious innovation team award and cooperative squad team award can be given out any number of times during the completion of the challenges or alternatively awarded at the end of the 10 challenges.
Included in this kit:
- Sensational STEM PowerPoint with 10 Challenge Slides (Alternatively, these can be printed as cards)
- 2 x Sensational STEM Job Description Posters
- Design and Production Process Poster
- Sensational STEM Team Score Sheet
- 4 page Solution Solver Worksheet
- 3 x Different Team Awards
Suitable from Year 5 – Year 10.
STEM and/or Technology Mandatory – Engineering subjects.
Science and Technology K-6 Syllabus.
This kit meets the following syllabus outcomes and dot points from the Stage 4 Engineered Systems Technology Mandatory Syllabus:
> designs, communicates and evaluates innovative ideas and creative solutions to authentic problems or opportunities TE4-1DP
> selects and safely applies a broad range of tools, materials and processes in the production of quality projects TE4-3DP
- investigate needs or opportunities for designing an engineered system and investigate and select from a range of materials, components, tools, equipment and processes (ACTDEP035) DT ST
- investigate how force, motion and/or energy are utilised when designing engineered systems, for example: (ACTDEK031)]
– electronic circuits
– mechanisms involving simple machines
– built environments
- select and use a variety of critical and creative thinking strategies to generate innovative design ideas, for example: DT ST
– 3-D modelling
- generate and communicate the development of design ideas, plans and processes for various audiences using appropriate technical terms and technologies including graphical representation techniques, for example: (ACTDEP036) CT DT
– sketches, drawings and computer-aided design (CAD)
– models and prototypes
– engineering reports
– digital presentations
- produce products or systems that apply engineering principles, for example: (ACTDEK031, ACTDEP039) DT
– a product that applies force, motion and/or energy for a purpose, eg toys, windmill
– aeronautical vehicles designed according to the principles of flight
– structures designed according to statics and properties of materials
– electronic circuits designed using electrical laws
- develop and apply testing procedures to evaluate an engineered system
- evaluate the effectiveness and suitability of choices made during the development and production of the engineered solution
ZIP File Type: PowerPoint, PDF (Acrobat) Document File and Word Document version.
ZIP Downloadable File Size: 60.6 MB | 19 pages as both PDF and Word version +11 slide PowerPoint
Resource Type: Outcome Task, Activity, PowerPoint, Task Cards, Awards
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