Queensland Museum’s award-winning SparkLab, Sciencentre gives students the opportunity to “be a scientist!” and get hands-on with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) concepts.
With thanks to support from Inspiring Australia, four classes have won a free, all-expenses paid visit to SparkLab, Sciencentre in October and November 2021.
Capalaba State College
Science is in everything we do. All around us. Everyday.
It's about being innovators and changing what we see going on around us for a better future.
It's about using what we have got to make science theory come alive in practical, engaging ways. It's to inspire future thinkers and doers.
Ipswich Special School
I work with students who have multiple impairments and complex needs. I recently taught them to copy and paste images in Word. The lightbulb moment was amazing.
I’ve started to teach them robotics and seeing their eyes light up, despite their disadvantage, makes me believe they would be the right students to take advantage of this opportunity.
Texas State School
At Texas, we engage in STEM when we explore, design, create and innovate! Recently, students have enjoyed Code Club, building catapults for Wellbeing Week and creating a chicken coop to extend our agricultural skills!
Our STEM Rap sums up how we engage with STEM in Year Six:
S is for super scientific explorations,
pursuit for knowledge and informed deliberations.
T is for technologies, design to the digital, critical analysis develops the individual.
E engineers a creative solution and idea,
astronomical growth across the academic year.
M’s when we master numerical equations,
applying number sense across diverse occasions!
Bli Bli School
25 kids that think STEM is cool
Going places is what we do
Aussie World and Australia Zoo
We build 'Mechanicas' out of scrap
Fill our books with scientific mind maps
Wildlife Warriors are who we are
Studying STEM will take us far
The Earth is getting hotter
That gives us a bother
Species are dying
While we are trying
So please let us in
We would love to win
A trip to Sparklab is our dream
You would love to meet our 4/5MK team!