East Maitland Public School

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In Science and Technology, students explore the natural and made worlds. They learn how to apply scientific and technological skills, knowledge and understanding across a broad range of contexts.

Science provides a way of inquiring about the world around us. It explores evidence and investigates ways to discover, develop and produce solutions to real world problems. The inquiry and skill-based nature of science opens doors to ideas and discoveries.

Technology education

Students at East Maitland Public School have access to a wide variety of hardware and software to complement their learning across all Key Learning Areas. Lessons aim to engage students in 21st Century learning experiences with a STEM focus. Technology skills are taught regularly in all classrooms and through specialised sessions with a dedicated technology teacher in Stages 1 to 3. 

Lessons make use of innovative, exciting resources including robots, microcontrollers, 3D printers, engineering kits, coding technology, and a large selection of electronics and building materials. Students are guided in using the key skills of Computational, Design, Systems, and Scientific thinking as outlined in the NSW Science and Technology Syllabus. These skills can develop students’ critical thinking and their ability to translate known skills and information when solving new or complex problems.

In Stage 2 and 3, students have the opportunity to enhance their Literacy and Mathematics skills through technology lessons. Students have been learning to email, create a blog, use a variety of Google Suite applications, create a Claymation movie, code on Scratch, create and 3D print an object using CAD software, and program robots to complete a task. These lessons aim to improve both their written and digital literacy, whilst engaging them in real-life and hands-on learning experiences.