RDA Hunter’s ME Program has developed a new Integrated STEM Learning and Teaching program for Year 9. Produced by Dr Scott Sleap the program is designed for the current version of the iSTEM syllabus and it uses a thematic approach as recommended by Dr Sleap.
The program includes a sample pattern of study in which the 200 hour iSTEM course is broken into four 50 Hour units of work. In Year 9 the units include: Introduction to STEM and Robotic Systems, and in Year 10 the units include: Electric Vehicles and Design for Space. The Year 10 program in under development and should be available in the coming weeks.
These are sample programs utilising the core modules of; STEM Fundamentals 1 & 2, Mechatronics 1 and 2 and the following electives; Aerodynamics, 3D CAD/CAM 1, STEM Project Based Learning Minor, STEM Project Based Learning Major, Motion and Design for Space.
These resources have been provided as a result of an Australian Department of Defence grant delivered by the ME Program. They are free to be used or modified for educational purposes and are designed for the ME Program’s STEM Toolkit and iSTEM initiatives. They have been developed in partnership with the Cessnock Academy of STEM Excellence (CASE) for which the ME Program is a major partner.
PDF Version: iSTEM Sample Year 9 Program 2018
Word Version: iSTEM Sample Year 9 Program 2018