The Primary STEM Teachers Network Term 3 Meeting focused on using Rube Goldberg machines as a hands on practical way to bring a STEM focus into the primary classroom.
Teachers looked at how building a Rube Goldberg machine in the classroom can be a wonderful project to intergrate science, digital technology, design based learning, art and mathematics curriculum.
The session culminated in a practical challege to build a 3 step machine that popped a balloon. All teams were successful in record time! BioLAB has put together a Rube Goldberg Simple Machines box that will travel around to participating schools throughout 2017/8 and students will submit video evidence of their machine performing a task.
We look forward to seeing the results!
Next STEM Teacher Network Meeting will be on Wednesday November 15th, 2017 starting at 4pm. We will be looking at improving numeracy using STEM projects. Attendees are encouraged to rsvp to give us an indication of numbers. If you would like to be added to our network mailing list please email firstname.lastname@example.org