STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. STEM nurtures curiosity, inquiry, problem-solving, creativity, ethical behaviour, confidence, and persistence, along with the excitement of collaborative learning.
This year, our 6th classes presented STEM projects for the Intel Mini Scientist competition. One group represented the school in the provincial round with a project entitled “Walking Water”.
Ms Smith’s 6th class also travelled to the RDS and displayed the project “Have a sniff!” where the children conducted experiments to see whether people could tell the difference between artificial and natural scents. They also explored whether gender had a role to play in the results.
In St. Andrew’s we are starting to incorporate STEM into our weekly plans with many classes conducting experiments and exploring new ways of problem-solving and tackling real-life problems.