STEM

During Term One we are studied "States of Matter" in STEM. The students learnt about solids, liquids and gases through a range of hands-on activities. They reported on their experiments and participated in research. We also looked at the difference between physical and chemical change. 

Term Two concentrated on construction and forces. We investigated how different structures are constructed, what makes them strong and stable and what forces are involved. Our construction activities concentrated on towers, various bridge designs and the effects of buoyancy.


The focus in Term Three was on sustainability. The senior students researched an presented arguments for change on a key sustainability issue. The junior students had weekly activities on specific issues such as food packaging and rubbish.


In Term Four we studied biological adaptation which is where animals and plants have adapted features which allow them to survive in specific habitats. One project was to subject beans to a range of growing environments to understand the effect on the plants.