Grade 3 & 4 STEM
Grade 3 & 4 students have STEM as a Specialist subject.
Grade 3 & 4 students will investigate:
Earth and Space Science including; how Earth’s rotation causes regular changes and how Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes.
Physical Science including; how heat can be produced and moves from one object to another and the effect of forces on objects.
Chemical Science including; the change from a solid to liquid and the properties of natural and processed materials.
Biological Science including; the features of living things and how different living things have different life cycles.
Science Inquiry Skills including; working in groups, recording data, discussing and reflecting on investigation results.
Grade 3 & 4 students design, explore and test a variety of materials, equipment and techniques. They plan and sequence steps in design and production and identify safe practices when investigating and creating.
Grade 5 & 6 STEM
Grade 5 & 6 students have STEM as a Specialist subject.
Grade 5 & 6 students will investigate:
Earth and Space Science including; the Solar System and geological changes that affect the Earth’s surface.
Physical Science including; light and sources of energy.
Chemical Science including; the ways solids, liquids and gases change and reversible and irreversible changes.
Biological Science including; adaptations of living things and how living things are affected by their environment.
Science Inquiry Skills including; working collaboratively, making predictions, recording and comparing data and suggesting improvements to investigations.
Grade 5 & 6 students record their design plans and select and use appropriate techniques correctly and safely to produce designed solutions. They experiment with materials, tools and equipment to refine their design ideas.