STEM and Robotics

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.  

22
Nov

BrainSTEM’s Innovation Challenge (STEM)

THE ROSENKRANZ CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE AND ACHIEVEMENT For the past term and a half, a small team of Year 9 students have been involved in The 7th 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 University in Hawthorn

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22
Nov

FIRST LEGO League for Primary and Middle School Students

THE ROSENKRANZ CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE AND ACHIEVEMENT On Sunday 18 November, our Primary and Middle school FIRST LEGO League teams converged on Swinburne University for a day of Robotic Challenges. FLL Middle School Team: Our FLL Middle School team, The Bialik Wolves, competed in The State Finals for the National FLL competition. During the day, the students presented their “Into

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14
Nov

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Regional Robotics Competition

THE ROSENKRANZ CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE AND ACHIEVEMENT (STEM) On Sunday 11 November, nine students from Years 6 and 8 competed in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Regional Robotics competition held at Glendal Primary School. The theme of the competition was, “Into Orbit”. In Term 2, the Bialik students began learning code and building robots and programmes based on last year’s

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14
Nov

Science Talent Search Success

ROSENKRANZ CENTRE FOR EXCELLENCE AND ACHIEVEMENT (STEM) In Term 3, twenty-three students from Year 4 and twelve students from Years 5-9 joined our Science Enrichment Opportunity and became researchers and inventors in their quest to design and create an entry into this year’s Science Talent Search, with the theme of ‘Australian Game Changers and Change Makers’. Our students submitted entries in

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