Throughout the year, Hunter River High School will provide opportunities for students in Years 4, 5 and 6 to explore the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The day is aimed at building connections with our Partner Primary schools: Raymond Terrace Public School, Seaham Public School, Salt Ash Public School, Tanilba Bay Public School and Karuah Public School. It will introduce the students to the learning opportunities available at our school.
In Term 1, Year 6 students will form small working groups with students currently in the Year 9 STEM elective class and complete activities throughout the day based on the Lego Robotics program that runs in the STEM course at Hunter River High School. The aim of the day is to provide an introduction into the world of programmable robots. During the day, the challenge is to work with Lego Robotics by building a car and programming it to weave around a race track.
In Term 2, Year 5 students from our Partner Primary schools will spend the first part of the day building and constructing a bottle rocket. They will need to plan and design the rocket so that when launched, it will travel a substantial distance across the school oval. The second part of the day will be spent on the school oval testing their designs and making modifications to ensure their rockets can travel at maximum speed.
STEM is a new and innovative course at Hunter River High School that is continuing to grow and expand. As new resources are purchased, opportunities will be provided for other Year groups from our Partner Primary schools to engage.
In Term 4, students that have been selected into the Year 7 Academic Enrichment Program for 2018, will be provided with opportunities to work with the current Year 7 class, sharing and working on new and exciting challenges.