Science and technology is mandatory for all students from Kindergarten to Year 6.
In science and technology, students explore the natural and made worlds. They learn how to apply scientific and technological skills, knowledge and understanding across a broad range of contexts.
Science provides a way of inquiring about the world around us. It explores evidence and investigates ways to discover, develop and produce solutions to real world problems. The inquiry and skill-based nature of science opens doors to ideas and discoveries.
The Young Engineers program provides hands-on and collaborative STEM activities wherein students have fun while learning critical skills for the digital age. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are becoming increasingly essential due to technology permeating every aspect of our lives. A STEM education offers not just information but the ability to process that information correctly.
As part of the Young Engineers program, students construct and code motorised LEGO® models. The program is differentiated to cater to a range of student needs and abilities. The models are working prototypes of real world machines. All the machines move and work at the press of a button and students are always excited to see the end product in action.
Thanks to our P&C, Waverley Public School provides several opportunities to develop ICT skills and use technology to solve problems.
K-2 resources: iPads, programming with BeeBots, OSMO.