CONASTA64 - Mag-Net presentation by John Widmer

John Widmer and Gary Bass will both present their sessions at CONASTA64

You must change your work station when you hear these bells!

John's Session is:

H17: Helicopters flying around your classroom? Why NOT? 10 embedded STEM paradigms for science ( word version ) or
why print anything!!

Suitable for: Primary and lower secondary teachers and technicians Type: Dry laboratory workshop

What are STEM activities? They allow students to experience the constructive experiences that use science, technology, engineering and mathematical thinking. They are run for fun, but they can be assessed. They can be any activity that allows the student to develop science skills within a technology and engineering paradigm.

Mag-Net believes in deliberately mixing a diverse variety of constructive experiences. Participants will see a collection of ideas and ways to run activities for a STEM club, brought to you by the group that presented “How to blow up the science lab” and "Make ice-cream in class!” at Conasta 62 and 63. The Mag-Net Online Association is a free networking environment for STEM teachers.

Where can you find other STEM activities? Youtube and Google. Where can you try them? Mostly at lunchtime .. But they are insidiously surfacing within the conventional curriculum. If your school has recently bought a 3-D printer, or any other strange equipment, but it is sitting in the technology rooms, you might like to create the essential links between science and technology that Australian science teachers must further develop as part of the classroom environment.