STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM is important because it can be found in every part of our lives. Science is everywhere in the world around us. Technology is continuously expanding into every aspect of our lives. Engineering is the basic designs of roads and bridges, but also tackles the challenges of changing global weather and environmentally-friendly changes to our home. Mathematics is in every occupation, every activity we do in our lives.
By exposing students to STEM and giving them opportunities to explore STEM-related concepts, they will develop a passion for it and hopefully pursue a job in a STEM field.
A curriculum that is STEM-based has real-life situations to help the student learn. STEM activities provide hands-on and minds-on lessons for the student. Making math and science both fun and interesting helps the student to do much more than just learn.
Every year students get to attend and participate in a STEM competition at Alexandra Hills State High School.
INNOVATE aims to develop and encourage STEM-related skills through science investigation projects, video-game coding and exciting robotics challenges.
Celebrating National Science Week, INNOVATE is a free event for students from Years 5 to 8, with all schools in Redland City invited to participate.
Sumo Robo Competition
The Sumo Robo Competition aims to develop design, experimentation, programming and problem solving skills as students go head-to-head in a battle of the bots in a sumo-like environment. The objective of the robo competition is for robots to push their opponent out of the ring. Robots must be autonomous and must not be remote controlled and conform to the design specifications.