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.
Learning Area Coordinator – Science