In STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Mathematics ) at Year 7, students explore themes which connect to their learning in Veritas and other subject areas.

The units studied are based upon the four main areas of Science; Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science and Physical Science. Students engage in a range of learning experiences, both theoretical and practical, where they explore the importance of the Scientific Method and the connections with the Design Thinking Process. Aspects of Digital Technology are also integrated throughout the units and students are provided opportunity to develop their skills in various personal and social capabilities such as creativity, collaboration and critical thinking. 


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FAQ

What are some areas explored in this subject?
STEAM explores the four main disciplines of Science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, and Physical Science) through real-life applications of key Science and Engineering processes. Elements of Digital Technologies are also incorporated and links are made to numeracy and creative expression through the Arts.
What are the real-world learning opportunities?
STEAM is a subject which seeks to explore real-life applications and themes in all units studied. Examples of these applications include the use of Forensic Science in the criminal justice system and the use of renewable and non-renewable energies from the perspective of sustainability.
What will be hands on?
STEAM provides many opportunities for students to engage in hands-on learning including undertaking activities in the Science Laboratories, STEAM Maker Space and Technology areas. Students will also learn about and use technologies like 3D printing, Lego EV3 Robotics and Virtual Reality headsets.
How often will I have STEAM classes?
There are four 1-hour sessions per week of STEAM. These sessions are timetabled in a variety of spaces to maximise the learning opportunities for students.
How does STEAM link with other subjects?
STEAM connects to the learning and themes students study in Veritas as well as making connections to the College theme ‘Mercy for Our Common Home’ and reGEN principles.