Over 350 excited Year 5 students were hosted by St Joseph's Catholic High School last month, for a day of fun and challenging STEM activities.
Over two days, 60 St Joseph's students from year 9 and 10 volunteered to help St Joseph's staff and University of Wollongong students, to run a range of STEM activities.
The day served a triple purpose; allowing the students to be involved in enrichment activities led by experts, having the opportunity to spend a day in a high school setting with students from other schools, while allowing the St Joseph's community to demonstrate the capacity of the school and its facilities to both students and their teachers.
- St Paul’s Catholic Primary School, Albion Park
- St John’s Catholic Primary School, Dapto
- Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School, Kiama
- Nazareth Catholic Primary School, Shellharbour
- Stella Maris Catholic Primary School, Shellharbour
- St Pius X Catholic Primary School, Unanderra
- Tullimbar Public School, Tullimbar
STEM ACTIVITIES INCLUDED:
- STELAR Solar House design
- The making and testing of bottle rockets
- 3D Printing
- Timber Theory and the Building & Testing of Beams
- Water Storage & Flow
- Driving an Open-Wheeler Racer Driving Simulator
- Extraction the Genome of Strawberries
- Determining the Half-Life of a Radioactive Isotope
- Flying Balsa Planes
- Coding of a Mars Rover
- Forensic candy making