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.

The programmes in our Science and Engineering kete focus on learning from real-life, hands-on experiences. In these programmes, students will focus on making observations, generating and testing ideas, and exploring 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

Simple Machines
AT MOTAT
STEAM CELL

Students investigate simple mechanisms and the ways they make our lives easier

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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 in Action
AT MOTAT
STEAM CELL

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.

  • Lights, Mirrors and Microscopes: Investigate light, colour, reflection, refraction and microscopes and build a pyramid hologram projector.

  • 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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Machines in a Toolbox
AT MOTAT
STEAM CELL
ECE

ECE builders use tools to create simple machines, including a skateboard, pulley and catapult. Learners can use real tools while they let their imaginations run wild.

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Sensory Science
AT MOTAT
ECE

ECE learners engage with stimulating activities that explore the five senses. Make rainbows, mix light colours and climb in the glow in the dark den.

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Electricity
LEARNABLE

Explore electricity by investigating static electricity, conductors, insulators and circuits

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Magnets
LEARNABLE

Learn about push and pull and how magnets are used in real life contexts

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Computational Thinking
LEARNABLE

Use mechanical computers and 'marble-power' to solve logic puzzles

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