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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Mad Science
AT MOTAT
STEAM CELL

From rocket science to kitchen science, learn what it takes to be a scientist while having fun along the way

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Machines in a Toolbox
AT MOTAT
STEAM CELL

ECE builders use tools to create simple machines, including a skateboard, pulley and catapult

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Sensory Science
AT MOTAT

ECE learners engage with stimulating activities that explore the five senses

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Electricity
LEARNABLE

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

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Light and Mirrors
LEARNABLE

Learn about shadows, colour mixing, reflection and refraction

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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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