S.T.E.M. Centre

Welcome to the S.T.E.M. Centre

STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. STEM has a focus on problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and the engineering design process. This will be taught through digital technologies in line with the Victorian Curriculum areas: Digital Technologies, Design and Technologies and critical and creative thinking. This is a space where collaboration and innovation is taught, encouraged and expected.

November 6, 2019

November 6, 2019

July 25, 2019

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November 6, 2019

The Year 5 and 6 students have been busy at work in the STEM CENTRE this Term coding, building and creating. They have been looking at drones and how they can help us in the future. They were given a design brief to build a business and website based around drones. All students had to sit a license test which involved questions from the CASA website and flying a drone simulator. Next was to learn the safety features of a drone...

November 6, 2019

The sun shone brightly on the solar panels when Torquay College was host to the Solar Boat Challenge. On Friday 18th October, 19 boats competed from Torquay College and Deans Marsh Primary School. The Year 5 and 6 students had a fantastic time and displayed amazing engineering and design skills, teamwork and collaboration.

Students worked in teams or individually to complete the design, wiring and construction of their solar bo...

July 25, 2019

WOW! What an amazing turn out from parents, grandparents, uncles, aunties, carers and family’s to the Torquay College STEM Expo. This was a chance for students to show and share any learning from the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

The STEM CENTRE was at capacity as the students had a chance to become teachers and show their guests how to code and construct. The STEM CENTRE was showcasing all the lear...

June 14, 2019

Over the past few weeks in the STEM Centre Year 1 and 2 students have been constructing huts to protect a pig from the ‘Big Bad Wolf’. This has involved the students choosing the material they would like to build with, creating a design of the shelter and constructing it in teams. All shelters have been created with great thought and working through problems with design and materials. They were then put to the test with the ‘B...

May 6, 2019

Term 2 has kicked off in the STEM Centre with new robots and the Years 1 and 2 having a ball. They have been learning that codes are instructions for computers and digital systems. They have been looking at code with the new OZOBOTS, which are coded with colours from markers. The students have been creating their own tracks, testing codes and practicing their collaboration and communication skills.

Exploring how the robots sens...

March 27, 2019

The past weeks in the ‘STEM CENTRE’ students have been working on problem solving and coding. They had to code a robot to drive through a maze! They did a fantastic job from learning how to using the coding program on the iPads to then applying what they had learnt to solve the problem. All the students did a fantastic job!

 Coding the robots with iPads.

 Walking the maze to understand the directional language. 

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