From The Junior Secondary Head of Department
With David Capill
BIEEC Year 9 STEM Camp
Last week, a small group of Year 9 students participated in the Boyne Island Environmental Educational Centre’s 9th Annual STEM Camp.
From Monday to Friday, the girls engaged in a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics activities. Some of the highlights included:
Building an invention that could make movements like an arm within one hour and with materials consisting of rubber bands, zip ties, Paddle Pop sticks, sticky take and a hydraulic system powered by water and syringes.
- Coral watch at Rat Island investigating the health of various types of coral.
- Learning how to fly drones.
- Learning from a range of influential scientist from many different fields.
- Meeting new people that have become lifelong friends.
- Learning about Plankton and studying them under a microscope.
- Using underwater drones to see coral.
- Learning about the effects of climate change on our reef.
First Lego League
This week, STEM Squad when LEGO crazy!! With the First Lego League Australia Challenge approaching, the STEM Squad teams have started planning and programming. This week, the Lego kit arrived and student’s had a great time building the components needed for the challenges.