Hands-on workshops in STEM

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Fifteen students from Year 8 were fortunate to attend the ‘It Takes a Spark’ Tasmania EDU Conference on Wednesday 26 May at Guilford Young College.

Joining young people from across Tasmania, our students worked in small groups to learn about and solve STEM-related problems.

Students heard from a leading astrophysicist and marine biologist who spoke about their work in the field. They attended a range of workshops where they looked at solutions for climate change, developed a prototype for a science problem and devised a game to solve Tasmania’s feral cat problem.

Other hands-on activities included experimenting with drones while looking at how this technology is being used to monitor the penguin population at Sandy Bay Beach.

Further highlights were creating a robotic Lego prototype for the Clean Up Australia program, making hand cream and extracting DNA.

The students had a fantastic day and came back to school inspired about all the opportunities that STEM education offers.

Karen Walter
Learning Area Coordinator – Science

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