Our Year 5 students recently participated in hands-on STEM activities run by the Gold Industry Group. Students learned all about gold: its value, relevance and opportunities relating to the precious metal.
They worked in teams designing pulley systems to lift a small weight, talked about how important safety is and learned about career opportunities in the industry.
Activities that combine Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in an interdisciplinary approach can help students apply their learning to real-world scenarios. STEM education can further critical thinking and problem-solving skills.