Enrichment activities – Saturday Club Term 1 2016
STEM Foundations Workshop
Laying deep foundations for learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through familiarisation with the back story.
Join us for 4 sessions to be held on the following dates in Glenunga International High School Staffroom:
Session 1 February 20th 2-4pm – History of Pi, Rigour. Primary Sources. What is Pi? Why was it important to the Ancients? Ancient Odometers, agriculture, construction, transportation. Ancient Estimates of Pi. Squaring the circle activity.
Session 2 March 5th 2 – 4pm – History of Science , Scientific method vs scientific knowledge. Human biases. Rigour. Evolution of scientific method.
Session 3 March 19th 2-4pm (part of Gifted Awareness Week) Excursion to Botanical Gardens (also social club event) for talk from arborist and plant scientist, and a scavenger hunt
Session 4 April 2nd 2-4pm – History of the Elements (linking concepts) What are elements? Big Bang Theory. Element synthesis, Supernovas. Planet formation. Alchemy. Periodic table.