"Children are born scientists. They are curious about everything around them.”
Neil deGrasse Tyson
STEM combines Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths to solve problems using the scientific method. At Mullum, STEM lessons range broadly across topics related to chemical science, physical science, earth and space science and biological science.
For us at Mullum, a huge part of our STEM program is focused on the Science Understanding and Inquiry Skills strands of the Victorian Curriculum. Learners are exposed to the scientific method through hands-on experimentation that allows them to experience the power of STEM. Students build bridges and towers to test the strength of different materials, they create new and interesting creatures to survive various climates and so much more!
At Mullum, we also prioritise the development of skills relevant to digital technologies. Students use robotics, such as our BeeBots or mBots, to help solve problems and develop their coding skills, in conjunction with a range of ‘plugged’ (apps and programs) and ‘unplugged’ (games and hands on tasks) resources. Computational thinking and inquiry are a big part of what scientists do, so at Mullum, we ensure our students are given the opportunity to hypothesise, experiment and analyse.
“Science is a way of thinking, much more than a body of knowledge.”