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.

Previous Winners


    

Year 6
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.


    

Middle Years
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.

 


    

Year 6
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!


 

Class 4/5MK
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!