Last semester's STEM Extension program produced some unbelievable results from our participants, as their ability and confidence to code grew significantly. The games created by the students exceeded expectations and we're now working on showcasing these games in classrooms and, if students are happy to, on our school's website.
This semester we welcome a few new faces to our extension program who are very excited and eager to be taking part.
In the second semester of the STEM Extension program, students from Year 3-6 will be focusing on using Lego Mindstorm EV3 sets to create a programmable robot. The students will be involved in co-creating the challenge context for the design and building of their robot, and the learning demands of the program will differ for the different age groups.
Students will work with a partner or small group this semester to simulate the collaborative nature of real-world industry. The students will use Microsoft Teams to complete a variety of activities, documenting their progress through the design process.
STEM Extension participants will use the Lego Mindstorms’ visual programming application to build on their coding experiences from semester one, and apply their programming to their robot. They will also use the online 3D design application, TinkerCAD, to create and 3D print accessories to improve their robot’s capabilities and aesthetic.
We're looking forward to seeing what our students can do!
Digital Technologies Coordinator