Science and Engineering

Our Science and Engineering kete focuses on learning from experience. Students will make observations, generate and test ideas, and explore physical phenomena.

We use the MOTAT collection to investigate scientific phenomena and marvels of engineering while exploring the influence of different cultures and historical periods on the development of science and engineering.

There is something for everyone, from the earliest learners to emergent scientists and engineers.

SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING PROGRAMMES

Matatopa Drones workshop
AT MOTAT

Term 3 onwards

Suitable for Years 7 -10. Learn the basics of programming a drone in this hands-on session. Complete navigation challenges using our drones. No programming knowledge is required.

Fantastic Flight
AT MOTAT

Term 3 onwards

Suitable for Years 3-8. Taught in our amazing Aviation Hall, the Fantastic Flight programme asks student to consider these questions: how does an aircraft fly? What are the forces of flight? Students will learn about the four forces keeping aircraft in the air and investigate the fundamentals of flying in this fun hands-on session.

Simple Machines
AT MOTAT
STEAM CELL

Students investigate simple mechanisms at work and the ways they make our lives easier.
These simple mechanisms include the lever, the screw, the pulley, the wheel and axle, the wedge, and the inclined plane.

Students will participate in the identification and sorting of simple mechanisms and will be challenged to construct a simple machine or to combine various simple mechanisms to make a compound or complex machine.



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Fantastic Flight
AT MOTAT

Investigate the four forces of flight and explore the MOTAT Aviation collection

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Science of Sound
ONLINE

Investigate how sounds are made and heard. Discover amplification, pitch and how sounds can trigger emotion and memory. Explore music technology from our collection.

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Science in Action
AT MOTAT
STEAM CELL
ONLINE

From rocket science to kitchen science, learn what it takes to be a scientist while having fun along the way. Choose from one of the following options:

  • Rocket Science: Launch rockets and conduct pressure experiments.

  • Electricity: Investigate electricity, circuits, conductors, and insulators while building a fan powered car.

  • Kitchen Chemistry: Investigate chemical reactions while making your own cheese and butter.

  • Smorgasbord Science: A variety of science experiments exploring sound, magnetism, electricity, light, and biology.

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