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Thursday, July 27 • 10:20am - 11:25am
Silk - Mini Machina

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Little kids at International Grammar School (IGS) in Sydney often get STEAMy when they explore STEM concepts. Kindy and Year 1 teachers collaborate with Mel Silk from University of Technology Sydney (UTS) to design and create simple machines for their explorations into “force and motion”. See how the STEAM team encourage explorations into science and math by getting to know Rube Goldberg and playing with littleBits® electronics, cogs, wheels, dinosaur snowflakes, ink, beans and augmented reality. The Arts and STEM connection for these young learners was never so much fun! How does this all go together?
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Melissa Silk

STEAM Ed Researcher, University of Technology Sydney
Melissa Silk is a STEAM educator from Sydney Australia. Having forged many learning and teaching partnerships between schools, museums, industry professionals and academics, she can be found working in a range of STEM to STEAM research and practice environments. Melissa works extensively... Read More →

Thursday July 27, 2017 10:20am - 11:25am EDT
Stuart Boston Park Plaza
  Main Conference Session
  • BLC Strand Designing Rigorous and Motivating Assignments
  • Intended Audience Elementary
  • Session Level Beginner