STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
The global economy is changing. Current jobs are disappearing due to automation and new jobs are emerging every day as a result of technological advances.
The continual advances in technology are changing the way students learn, connect and interact every day. Skills developed by students through STEM provide them with the foundation to succeed at school and beyond.
At Rowville Primary School, students from Foundation to Year Six are encouraged to be critical and creative thinkers, problem solvers and collaborators in our specialist STEM program.
STEM lessons are designed to be hands on and project-based to build and broaden specific knowledge and skills found the science, technology, engineering and mathematics domains and are based on the Design and Technologies Victorian Curriculum; which encompasses technologies and society, technologies contexts and creating designed solutions.
Students are encouraged to be curious about the world we live in and undertake scientific research, perform experiments, carry out field work, formulate hypotheses, and collect and analyse data in the scientific fields of Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Earth and Space. They then use this knowledge to create designed solutions using the engineering design process; integrating technology wherever possible. Mathematics is integral to all fields of science and is embedded in all of the learning.
Students in Years 3 and 4 apply the majority of their theoretical knowledge to building LEGO models through the e2 Young Engineers program; a program that uses LEGO brick kits especially designed for specific builds. Through this program, students also learn how to use LEGO WeDo to code their builds whilst learning logical reasoning skills and pattern recognition.
Our 21st Century Learning Space and our STEM Centre have been specifically designed to enhance the STEM experience at Rowville Primary School and encourage collaborative thinking and learning amongst our students.