Science and technology is mandatory for all students from Kindergarten to Year 6.
In science and technology, students explore the natural and made worlds. They learn how to apply scientific and technological skills, knowledge and understanding across a broad range of contexts.
Science provides a way of inquiring about the world around us. It explores evidence and investigates ways to discover, develop and produce solutions to real world problems. The inquiry and skill-based nature of science opens doors to ideas and discoveries.
At Sherwood Ridge in term 1 Stage 3 students (Year 5 and Year 6) participate in a 10 week STEM program focussed on robotics throughout Term 1. Educators from Young Engineers will teach our students the basics of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) using LEGO blocks.
The entire 10 week program is based on Project and Problem Based Learning. Each week students will be given a different STEM project where they will create a prototype of a real-life product and then program it according to its functionalities. The program is based on the 4C’s - collaboration, cooperation, creativity and critical thinking to enrich students’ learning and foster their 21st century learning skills. Workshops are 90 minutes in duration and are held at school in one of our classrooms.