Putting the ‘E’ into STEM
Design Tech (Engineering) is integrated across the curriculum at FHPS. Teachers have been trained on how to link design technology with other areas of the curriculum to promote design skills, using the scientific method and developing critical and creative thinking.
Students use their design tech skills to design, create, test and evaluate to solve real world problems.
Some of our more recent design tech units include…
– Preps designing obstacles for dinosaur robots and making a dinosaur ‘jacket’ for their robot.
– 1/2 students investigating transport and how it works, how it is powered and looking at different components
– 3/4 students investigating boats, buoyancy and displacement and linking it with the travelling of the First Fleet
– 5/6 students designing, creating and testing disaster proof buildings, linking with their History and Science topic of Natural Disasters