Taking off with STEM subjects
DRONES are increasingly becoming an integral part of society and will play a bigger role in the years to come.
At St Augustine’s, drones have been introduced as part of science, technology and mathematics, linking real-world applications of drones to the creation of exciting and immersive STEM learning experiences.
The students are learning to fly and code the drones through the use of iPads and an app called Tynker.
Programs such as Tynker help students not just simply play with technology, but create new and exciting solutions to problems they might see in the world.
This year St Augustine’s has been selected to be part of the University of Sydney STEM Enrichment Academy.
The program aims to provide teachers with knowledge, skills, resources and support to make real change in their classroom teaching, particularly in science, mathematics and information technology, and to pass on that inspiration to their students.
Our Year 3 students and teachers are leading the charge with their exciting STEM project, The Chicken Run, to commence in Term 2.
Year 6 students are learning to program drones to complete a series of missions based on the real world application of search and rescue. The process requires considerable trial and error as the students adjust their code in order for each drone to...