STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics
In Western Australia employment in STEAM-related jobs is in high demand and is predicted to continue to be a growth area. (Learn more take2stem.wa.gov.au). Acknowledging this growth, commencing this year, our school is delivering STEAM as a discrete course to Year 7 and 8 students. Through these courses, students will investigate future career prospects in STEAM related fields. A major focus of the courses will be to develop Employability Skills, also known as Global Competences. These skills include developing character, citizenship, collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking.
Students will work in teams to tackle problem-solving projects and engineer practical solutions by applying their knowledge from science, technologies, mathematics and the arts. These projects will cover concepts ranging from friction, flight, simple machines, to inventing, designing and producing 3D printed products.
Students have recently been creating their own air-hockey game sets and problem-solving to find ways to overcome friction.