The aim of this unit is to prepare students to become confident in foundational concepts of  Science Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). This unit focuses on developing knowledge of STEM through hands-on and minds-on activities that develop confidence, creativity, and communication skills. The STEM content is reflective of the "Big Ideas of Science". Throughout this unit you will be provided with many opportunities to develop an appreciation of the role of STEM in everyday life and familiarise yourself with the core ideas and practices that scientists, technologists, mathematicians and engineers use in creating knowledge about the world. By participating in hands-on and minds-on instructional pedagogies, you will learn how evidence-based resources are used to explore foundational STEM concepts  in an educational context.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of STEM and utilise evidence-based resources to explore foundational STEM concepts;  
  2. Understand how a number of foundational science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts are interdisciplinary and build on each other;  
  3. Analyse and articulate the role of STEM in everyday life through evidence-based argumentation;  
  4. Conduct a STEM inquiry.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Project Develop STEM Model. 15%
Workshop Conduct STEM enquiry. 55%
Test STEM Quizzes (2) 30%

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