Science and technology is mandatory for all students from Kindergarten to Year 6.
In science and technology, students explore the natural and made worlds. They learn how to apply scientific and technological skills, knowledge and understanding across a broad range of contexts.
Science provides a way of inquiring about the world around us. It explores evidence and investigates ways to discover, develop and produce solutions to real world problems. The inquiry and skill-based nature of science opens doors to ideas and discoveries.
Our Gross view public (GVP) students benefit from our increased digital environment that allows them to explore, observe and problem solve individually and in small groups. Our Technology centre and classroom computers are utilised for a range of ICT skills, talking and listening, reading, writing, mathematics and research tasks. All computers are connected to high speed internet and students develop their typing and general computer programming skills every day.
GVP has 35 iPads that are used in classrooms from Kindergarten to Year 6. From producing iMovies, writing scripts, participating in challenging mathematics tasks, reading and researching, our iPads are increasingly being integrated into all areas of the curriculum with students experiencing interactive applications, augmented reality applications and coding applications.
We are constantly researching and testing new applications in order to continuously meet the learning needs of our students.
The level of student engagement and collaboration while the iPads are being used is outstanding. Students are asking more questions, they are thinking critically and are making links between their lives and the world around them.
We have also introduced Grose View students to the world of Robotics. Using our Woolworths Earn & Learn fundraising from 2015 we have purchased Beebots. Beebots are a fantastic tool to guide students through coding, position and collaborative instruction.