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Curriculum 2022

STEM in Industry

 

Subject Name STEM in Industry
Year Level 10
Subject Length Semester
Subject Type Optional
Staff Contact Tim Rodgers
timothy.rodgers687@schools.sa.edu.au

Content

This course is an integrated unit of work that connects Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through working with a selected industry partner to solve a real industry problem or analyse a real industrial process.  

The topic is selected by the teacher through negotiation with students and stakeholders before, or at the beginning, of the semester.

Topics may include:

  • Engineering (structures)
  • Prototyping and Manufacturing
  • Automation
  • Applied Mathematical Principles
  • Sustainability (energy sources/renewable energy) 
  • Innovation - including prototyping and testing
  • Physics (concepts in practice)
  • Data Collection and Analysis 
  • Future Technologies 

Assessment

Students undertake a range of both formative and summative assessment tasks, including group work generating a folio of evidence. Students are required to complete a group presentation that focuses on the learning completed throughout the semester and a solution to the problem-solving activity involving a local business or industry. 

Additional Information

There may be a requirement for excursions, which will incur a small expense. Depending on the negotiated topic selected, students may be required to purchase their own supplies for their project if not supplied by the school.