STEM Pack 2: Bringing Military Science to Life

Topics:

Physical Sciences – Forces; Energy

Additional: Engineering; Ethics

Concepts (South Australia):

Physical Sciences – Forces and Motion; Energy

Years: 7, 8, 9

 

Students explore the latest STEM careers – the science and scientists – through videos, research and discussion.

The aim of each STEM Careers Pack is twofold: first, to make students aware of the wide variety of STEM careers there are and; secondly, to help students understand the nature of scientific knowledge, how science influences society and how society influences science (i.e. Science as a Human Endeavour).

During their explorations students will also appreciate how the different areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics interact and are interdependent. They will develop their own STEM literacies and competencies.

Pack 2: Bringing Military Science to Life explores the ethics behind Science and Engineering topics, using careers and situations presented in military life to make relevant abstract concepts. Students explore the wide range of roles that are related to the Armed Forces – not just front line duties but the plethora of supporting careers as well – and how science and engineering are involved in those jobs. This pack focuses on the Physical Sciences (Year 7 (ACSSU117) Year 8 (ACSSU155) Year 9 (ACSSU182)) area of the Science Understanding strand of the National Curriculum, and all tasks are mapped to Science as a Human Endeavour as well as the core capabilities.

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