Rapid evaluation of ideas
STANDOUT STEM projects go beyond engaging students with great technology.
Quality STEM projects put the process of making and evaluating at the centre of the student experience, which takes them beyond enquiry – from looking at how the world is, to wondering how the world could be.
The quality and usefulness of the making process in student learning is a key indicator of a quality STEM project. But a few things need to be right which address both practicalities and educational outcomes:
• The making process must be straightforward;
• Teaching materials including consumables need to be readily available;
• Testing of ideas needs to be rapid and easy so that students can make modifications without being over invested.
Poweranchor projects deliver all this. Each of the five fully resourced projects are designed for student learning through the process of designing, making and rapid evaluation.
Over 300 schools across Australia are making Poweranchor projects a key part of their Technology or STEM program.
Engaging students through experimental design.