Recently a group of Year 7 students travelled to the University of the Sunshine Coast to participate in the Sunshine Coast Science and Engineering Discovery Day.
The students engaged in a series of challenging, fun and interesting activities in an effort to outwit and ‘outbuild’ teams from other schools. The activities of the day included bridge building, making a bionic hand, working out codes, creating earthquake resistant buildings as well an constructing a ‘moon buggy’. The students also listened to speakers who inspired them to challenge themselves with study in the field of science and engineering and the great opportunities careers in these fields could offer.
The champions for the day was the team of Jacob Gledhill, Aden Draper and Kobe Bryant whose moon buggy was a winner.
STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics) offers so many amazing opportunities for students to gain skills for the future and is essential for creating a smart and sustainable future for our community and our world.
Cathy Argent, Middle School Science Teacher