Year 6 students visited the University of WA last week to experience a range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities.

 

Students got hands on making a motor and saw lots of lab demonstrations.  They felt the roar inside a wind tunnel, saw a ‘clean room’ in use, watched native seeds being heat cleaned and prepared for planting, interacted with Baxter the robot, and examined the inside of electric vehicles.

 

Our sincere thanks to the Professor of Engineering at UWA who facilitated this awesome STEM experience for our children.

After these lessons students ate lunch on the shore of Matilda Bay then conducted water testing of the river (turbidity, pH, electrical conductivity, temperature and macroinvertebrates).  These results were compared with findings obtained at same site last year, as well as other sites the students have tested throughout the year.  This is part of their River Rangers program.