STEM

GENERAL

DECD STEM Works – A project to develop STEM in South Australian Schools.

S.A. Government Initiatives

ACARA STEM – ACARA supported 13 schools from around the country to develop integrated STEM projects. Illustrations of practice and work samples available on this page are products of the project.

STEM in Schools – Successful Students website

STEM or STEAM? We’re missing the point – Huffington Post

Introducing robotics into the classroom

The influence of education on the 3D printing industry

STEM for Australia Report

4Corners Future Proof

DIGITAL SKILLS & CAREERS Building the skills today for the jobs of tomorrow

Future workforce Research

 

MAKERSPACE

Makerspace Playbook – created by Maker media 2013

Meaningful Making – Edited by Paulo Blikstein, Sylvia Libow Martinez, and Heather Allen Pang

Designing a Makerspace – Edutopia

Resources List

 

SCHOOL STORIES & PROGRAMMING IDEAS

ACARA STEM Intergration School Stories: Simonds Catholic College, West Melbourne, Vic.

ACARA STEM Intergration School Stories: Heathfield High School, Heathfield, SA

ACARA STEM Intergration School Stories: Henley High School, Henley Beach, SA

ACARA STEM Intergration School Stories: Merici College, Braddon, ACT

ACARA STEM Intergration School Stories:  Cherrybrook Technology High School, Cherrybrook, NSW

Introduction to programming via Bee Bots F/1/2 – Australian Curriculum linked

STEM Activities – crime scene, animals, under the sea, extreme weather, medical innovations, space, robotics, wind energy and video games.

STEM Sample Activities – NSW Education Department. Seven activities each for Year 1/2, 3/4 and 5/6 are included in the first link. For a further five activities for each click here.

Hopscotch subject specific lesson plans

Kodable resources

Scratch Jnr Activities

 

STEM CHALLENGES

Australian STEM Video Game Challenge

Australian STEM Video Game Challenge Video

RoboCup junior

Starlab – Mars Rover Challenge

F1 in Schools Australia Challenge

4 x 4 in Schools Challenge

Subs in Schools Challenge

 

CODING AND PROGRAMMING

Daisy the Dinosaur (app)

Kodable (app)

Hopscotch (app)

Scratch Jnr  (app)

Scratch

Hour of Code

Code.org

Code Club Australia

See ROBOTICS & DRONES

 

3D PRINTERS, LASER CUTTERS AND CNC ROUTERS

Seven 3D Printer Lessons

STEM education: books replaced by 3D printers to equip students for 21st century workforce – ABC News

Laser cutter You Tube playlist

Designs to make with a laser cutter

Gear template generator – Create gears and cut using a laser cutter.

Gear template generator video

CNC Router cutting out an F1 in Schools car – Want to do F1 in Schools but can’t afford a CNC router? Outsource to a third party.

 

ROBOTICS

Robots in the 2017 Classroom – Teacher reviews on 18 different robotics platforms. From the blog Learning and Teaching with Bots and Code.

Bee Bots

Edison Robots – cost effective made by a South Australian company

  • 10 Edison Robots approximately 1 Lego Mindstorms kit

Video podcast reviewing Edison Robots

Edison Robots downloadable free resources

Lego Mindstorms Robotics

EV3 Lego Robotics – Programming lessons for beginners, intermediate, advanced and beyond.

Sphero Robotics

Sphero Edu Classroom Activities

 

DRONES

Parrot drone activities for classrooms

Parrot mini drone Cargo