STEM education is a teaching and learning approach where the curriculum areas of Science, Technologies (Design and Technologies including the context of Engineering and Digital Technologies) and Mathematics are integrated, enabling a deeper engagement in each of the disciplines. STEM education aims to bring these curriculum areas together in an interdisciplinary and/or transdisciplinary manner enabling skills such as critical and creative thinking, ethical decision-making, collaboration and communication to be deployed in a rich and authentic manner.
Sample units of work
|Band||Name of unit||Unit description||Approx. delivery time|
Levels F-2 ||
Robot basics (docx - 922.34kb)|
The learning sequence is aimed at Levels F-2 and addresses content from Digital Technologies and Mathematics. The learning sequence explains how to teach basic directional language using a simple robot, and provides opportunities for students to design a simple sequence of steps (algorithm) to program a robot which will solve the problem.
3 x 1 hour sessions approximately
|Levels 3-4||Creating nesting boxes (docx - 207.81kb)|
learning sequence is aimed at Levels 3-4 and addresses content from
Design and Technologies, Science and Mathematics. The learning sequence
explains how to teach the design processes to students who create environments for
the needs of Australian animals.
1 hour sessions approximately