STEM X - Alumni Profiles
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View the profiles of recent participants – Nathan Curnow, Sandra Davey, Shane Fagg and Malak Dubois - to see the transformational impact the STEM X Academy has had on their teaching.
Excited and intrigued by the nature of Dr. Ben Greene's work, and with few resources for primary-aged students on Australian scientists, Sandra Davey encouraged her students to write a book about Dr Greene and his research. This seemed an ideal way to explore the concepts. In a case of true inquiry-based student-led learning, students investigated aspects of Dr Greene’s work and life according to their interests. Some looked at lasers, others photons, some satellites, others NASA.
These subjects were also explored visually through artwork created for the book. There were abstract concepts and terminology we didn’t initially grasp, but investigating them opened up a whole world of science. They had to take some risks to mentally put it all together, but stepping out of their learning comfort zone allowed for beautiful academic growth. Below is the result of the students efforts: