The curriculum resource modules are intended for teachers interested in integrated STEM teaching and learning approaches that engage students in collaborative learning to solve authentic, real world problems.
When we think of bees and how they contribute to our lives, the first thing that comes to mind is honey. However, bees play a much more important role. Bees contribute to one of the most important processes in horticulture and agriculture –pollination. In this module, students explore the problem of declining honey bee populations.
Home gardeners can grow an amazing amount of healthy and delicious foods in their own backyards. In this module, students explore the role of robotics and automation in developing a mini vegetable garden.
There is an increasing need to design outdoor play spaces that safely and effectively excite and challenge students. This module encourages students to consider the function of their existing school playground, how movements like sliding, swinging and spinning feature in playground equipment, and design a new piece of equipment to add to the excitement of their playground.
A STEM learning module should encourage learning that is student-led and teacher-facilitated, and have an open-ended problem-solving approach. Problem solving involves an intellectual struggle that provides opportunities for higher-order thinking, reasoning and creativity.
Online professional learning modules are available for teachers to encourage deeper exploration of the pedagogical principles that underpin the curriculum resource modules.
This online Professional Learning Module (PLM) is designed to support teachers as they enrich STEM teaching and learning in their classroom.
This online Professional Learning Module (PLM) is designed to support teachers to enrich STEM teaching and learning in their classroom.