UWA’s Engineers Without Borders believe that technology plays a vital role in humanitarian development within local communities across the world. Five UWA engineers visited Coolbinia Year 5 students this week, as part of a STEAM project about clean water. Our students investigated how to clean water using a range of materials, including sand, pebbles, gravel, cloth and activated carbon.
Coolbinia’s STEAM project started in June 2018 when a group of Year 5s went to Parliament House for the WA Branch of the United Nations Association of Australia’s Young Leaders Conference. Our Year 5s decided to investigate the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6, Clean Water and Sanitation. Now this inquiry project has been opened up to all Year 5 students. Next term, in Design Technologies, the students will be making a different type of water filter with our 3D printer. Watch this space for further progress.