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St Clare’s STEM Extravaganza

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  • St Clare's School
    13 Mars Street, Tully QLD 4854, Australia

Our STEM Extravaganza will run all day involving students from Prep to Year 6 working in mixed aged groups.

The day will involve a rotation of engaging, hands-on activities designed to promote critical and creative thinking about this year’s theme – Innovation: Powering future industries. We have partnered with Canegrowers Tully, who will showcase how advances in technology are benefitting our local canegrowers.

Using virtual reality technology, students will take an interactive sugar journey seeing the growing, milling and refining processes, and sample products from farm to plate. They will explore technology used in farming including tractors and drones, and learn about environmental management through hands-on activities including soil testing and examining pest and disease specimens.

Our teachers and Year 6 students will lead activities sparking interest in technological advances in other industries. This will include a drone piloting demonstration from our Year 6 students; an introduction to Artificial Intelligence and using this in a simulation to clean up our oceans; making exploding space rocks as we consider mining on the moon, and a taste testing session exploring plant-based food alternatives in the food industry.