STEM Professionals in Schools partnerships support the delivery of the Australian Curriculum by linking key learning areas with real-world applications. Here we provide examples of how four partnerships from around Australia have found unique and exciting ways to enable their students to understand how STEM skills and knowledge are applied in the real world and introduce them to potential career paths.
Students build and operate radio-controlled drones with the support of their STEM professional.
Linked learning areas: Design, Technology and Engineering, Scientific Studies, Integrated Learning, Community Studies B – Stage 2 - STEM and the Community field of study.
Students learn about the real-world applications of physics and mathematical calculations through the role of an air traffic controller. They engage in problem solving tasks and participate in simulations which enhances their understanding of a complex topic.
Linked learning areas: Mathematics, Science, Technologies, and General Capabilities.
Students engage in a STEM project to build and test mini submersible remote operated vehicles.
Linked learning areas: Technologies, Science, Mathematics, English, and General Capabilities.
Students explore the importance of sustainable fisheries through discussions and hands-on demonstrations. Craig's work involves travelling to Indonesia and this provides an opportunity for students to practice their Indonesian language skills through face to face and virtual interaction with Craig.