STEM Activities

This week in Info Lit, the year fives had some fun completing a STEM activity. STEM stands for Science, Technology, English and Mathematics. These activities start off with a design brief, specific materials, rules and a certain amount of time in which the challenge must be completed.

Here’s what we had to do:

Some pairs made some amazingly long chains!

After we finished our challenge, the students had a range of questions to consider, such as

  • What was your method?
  • Were you successful? Why/why not?
  • What should you have done differently?
  • Why was the winning chain the longest?

Take a look at some samples of our work: