STEMies Club Responds to Innovator

STEMies Club responded to Dr James Fielding’s (CEO and co-founder of Audeara Headphones) visit by designing and creating an artefact with a theme of sound. James provided the girls with the opportunity of using Audeara headphones which are unique for having a hearing test inbuilt which allows you to hear sound perfectly through the headphones as they adjust to your specific hearing needs.

 

The girls set about designing and creating different games and artefacts relating to sound and light. Last week the girls demonstrated their creations to each other. These included a game to crack a code where sound and two-coloured LED’s were sequenced, and a player had to crack the code by elimination.

Another used slide dimmers to control sound levels where a player responded by pressing a button corresponding to the colour. Other artefacts included a remote-controlled car with speakers, materials to muffle sound and an awesome hat with EL wire and sound created by buzzers. The younger students in the Club created caravans, houses and apartments with at least one circuit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This term has been lots of fun building and making with LittleBits, balsa wood, cardboard, recycled materials, batteries, Brain Box snap circuits and Roominate.

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Jackie Child
Jackie Child has been teaching primary aged students for 40 years in a number of countries. She is passionate about how children learn through constructivist pedagogy. She is a Teacher Librarian at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School and a sessional tutor at Griffith University for pre-service teachers. Jackie doesn’t believe in standing still, there is always plenty to ‘do’ and learn!

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