STEM and Robotics

21
Nov

First Lego League (FLL) Robotics 2019

The Rosenkranz Centre for Excellence and Achievement Well done to the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Robotics team, including Olivia W, Eliana F, Jaiden K, Nathan S, Joseph Z, Jack R and Shakked F.  The team competed in the regional FIRST LEGO League competition in Roxburgh Park on Sunday 17 November. Even though it was not Bialik’s first FLL competition, it

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14
Nov

STEM Day for Middle School Focuses on Homelessness

The Years 7, 8 and 9 STEM Day focused on homelessness, understanding what it is, developing empathy and coming up with solutions. Students heard from a guest speaker who developed the Ask Izzy mobile website to help people experiencing homelessness to find services. They also heard from another speaker who had been homeless before. The students then worked in various

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31
Oct

Year 5 and 6 Students Make Bialik a Little Bit Greener

During the Year 5 and 6 STEM Day in July, the Carbon Footprint group proposed we plant more trees on the Bialik campus and came up with suggestions for where to plant them. Four students worked with Simon Gemmill and Pete Jowett to choose trees and plant them. On October 30, the plans finally came to fruition and the group planted

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31
Oct

Science Talent Search Stars

Congratulations to all the students who submitted entries to the Science Talent Search competition, which took place over the past few months. The following students were awarded bursaries at an award ceremony held on 28 October: Kiera E, Year 6; Rebecca P, Year 7; Leon P, Year 10; Eden G, Year 9; Vanessa R, Year 9 Eden and Vanessa wrote

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27
Jun

Science Fun For Year 1!

Earlier this month, the Year 1 students visited the Science labs to join the Year 8 Science students who were making games using circuits and a program called Makey Makey. The Year 1 students were filled with so much wonder and excitement that their teachers decided to continue the investigation back in the ELC. Middle School Science teacher, Simon, visited

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27
Jun

The 8th BrainSTEM’s Innovation Challenge (STEM)

THE ROSENKRANZ CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE AND ACHIEVEMENT For the past term and a half, a small team of four Year 9 students have been involved in The 8th BrainSTEM’s Innovation Challenge. BrainSTEM is an organisation that connects students with lecturers or PhD students from universities within Melbourne to explore an area of interest. Our students have travelled weekly to Swinburne

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13
Jun

Robotics Fun With The Boroondara Gifted Network

On Tuesday 11 June, Bialik hosted a full-day Coding Workshop as part of the Boroondara Gifted Network. Students from Bialik and neighbouring schools were able to interact with and code for autonomous companion robots, using text and block coding languages. The focus of the day was on building interactions between companion robots (such as MiRo and NAO) and humans.

23
May

STEM Incursion for Year 2s

On Thursday 23 May, our Year 2s enjoyed a super-exciting STEM incursion by Taskworks. The program is totally hands-on and the equipment is designed to fill the needs for teaching STEM as well as general physical sciences. The incursion gave the students the chance to immerse themselves in mechanical, electrical and pneumatic design and required they use reason and logical solutions

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21
Feb

STEM Day Success

This week, the Year 6, 7 and 8 students participated in STEM Day, which was all about linking ecological, social, and economic aspects through collaboration and information-sharing. The students from the three different year levels were divided into 10 campaign teams, worked cooperatively, consulted with mentors and produced incredible results.

21
Feb

Coding in Year 6 Maths

In Year 6 maths, students are putting their coding skills into action with the Microbit, a pocket sized codeable computer. This week, students programmed the Microbit using block code to simulate a dice and conduct a probability experiment in Mathematics.