STEM incorporates aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. At Cranbourne Carlisle Primary our STEM program explores a range of different concepts.

We explore and develop our Science Inquiry skills of questioning, predicting, researching, evaluating, testing and recording through the 4 main areas of Science, these are:-

Physical, Biological, Chemical and Earth Space Science.

We also develop our critical and creative thinking skills through the discoveries and design concepts taught and explored in our Digital and Design Technology fields.  We learn about simple machines, forces, movement and how to code and instruct a variety of unique and specific robotic devices such as Lego Spikes, We do robots, Ozobots and Beebots.

These learning tasks provide children opportunities to work collaboratively with others, communicate for different purposes, think critically about what they are doing and demonstrate creativity in different ways. Activities utilise a range of different robotics tools as well as hands on design materials.

In addition to our classroom work we are also looking to extend our students abilities through different competitions and workshops that provide more challenges and opportunities for students to demonstrate their abilities in STEM.

This year we created a Robotics STEM team to enter in the on-stage performance category for the State Robocup Competition.  Our young engineers were successful in winning the State Finals.

We celebrate this learning for STEM regularly and in conjunction with the National Science week program.

For more information see The Department’s STEM page

This year we are celebrating National Science Week with a whole school STEAM afternoon.  Families are invited to join in with our students and attend our whole school ART’s Assembly and then explore the school’s classrooms where you will find a variety of STEM and ART activities being showcased by our amazingly talented teachers.