Solving the world's problems left in the hands of Year 10 students
Our fantastic Year 10S students have been working tirelessly creating projects in partnership with the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) for Generation STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
After weeks of planning and implementing, students were taken to the Casula Powerhouse Museum to present their solutions to the public, other schools, CSIRO staff, the Mayor of Liverpool and the Director of Education for Liverpool.
Liverpool Mayor (Wendy Waller) said she was impressed with the effort the students had invested in their projects. “I saw a lot of problem solving and a lot of creativity in those projects,” Mayor Waller said.
The projects were astonishing to see, that in just a few short weeks students had produced work of such quality. Anika Yahyavi learned how to solder to connect wires to a working solar powered windmill and lights powering up a model of a neighbourhood. The group of girls working on an alternative to donated blood, created realistic blood bags with a makeshift fridge to store their blood bags. Fairy lights were entwined with amazing realistic depictions of crops and space debris. The extinction of Pandas was investigated, because obviously they are cute!
A special thank you to Mr Miller, Mr Symons and Ms Cheah for helping Year 10S students in soldering and with engineering equipment.
Thank you, Mrs James, Ms Marks, Mrs Green, Mr Chandler and Mr Brame, for attending the event and supporting our students, who appreciated presenting to teachers of their school.
Miss S Ali – Science Teacher and STEM project coordinator