National Science Week is nearly upon us. It runs from 13 to 21 August and Stuartholme will be celebrating with a number of activities during the week. The theme for 2016 is Drone, Droids and Robots. It was chosen specifically to highlight STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – by focusing on autonomous systems technology.
“We have long been fascinated by the robots and androids depicted in science fiction books and films – BB-8 being the latest – and with the idea that one day we will have robots to do the housework and other mundane chores. Drones have long been used in the military, but to most of us drones are the ‘quad-copters’ of various sizes that are becoming increasingly accessible as ‘tech toys’. They are certainly fun to play with! However, drones, droids and robots come in many shapes and sizes with infinite uses and their significance in solving our current and future challenges cannot be overstated” (National Science Week 2016 Teacher Resource Book Drones, Droids and Robots).
Stuartholme School is participating in the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDSTM largest practical science lesson attempt today (Friday 12 August). The current record (that we plan to smash!) is held by Durban, South Africa (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t3N4fbEfgs) and hopefully it will be Queensland taking this record. Next week we will be running other events and everyone is welcome to come along.
|Monday 15||Remote Control Car Obstacle Race
(please bring in your remote control cars)
|Science Grass Strip (the lawn)|
|Experiments – building robots||S308|
|Robot Movie Session – “Wall-E”||J31|