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Integrated STEM Resources
PASS Climate Resilience Design Sprint
There are many challenges created by climate change that could negatively impact our communities. This means, as design thinkers, you have the opportunity to design many wonderful and innovative solutions to help our communities be more resilient in the face of climate change. This design sprint looks specifically at storms.
Developed in collaboration with Australia-Pacific Climate Partnership, the Climate Resilience Design Sprint aims to deepen students’ understanding of climate resilience and the role of design thinking in preparing a community to be more resilient in the face of climate change.
Through the design thinking process, students will deepen their empathy by looking at past storm events and their impacts on our communities so we can predict what might happen in the event of powerful storms and prepare ourselves for the impacts.
PASS Climate Resilience Project
Become a Climate Leader
Climate change and its impact on our communities is a real challenge for all of us. We know that while it is important that global and national governments and organisations need to be working on this problem, you can also be climate leaders in your own communities. You are more powerful than you know! You can raise awareness of climate change in your community, collect information to better understand the impacts and design brilliant solutions to reduce them.
The Climate Resilience Project aims to help PASS schools learn more about climate change and climate resilience so that students can become climate leaders in their communities to help reduce the impacts of climate change.
PASS School and Community Citizen Scientists Project
Skul na Komuniti Save Projek
Students will participate in a global bird conservation project that will develop their STEM knowledge and skills. They will conduct science investigations that involve action research and data collection. They will use technology and mathematics to analyse and represent their data. Students will then focus on an environmental issue affecting birds in their local area and increase their community’s understanding. Designed and delivered by Port Moresby Nature Park and Zoos Victoria, this PASS Student Learning Activity will use the Connect-Understand-Act teaching framework and the eBird citizen science platform to engage your students in real-world STEM education.
PASS STEM and the Environment
STEM Na Envairement
Developed by Zoos Victoria in partnership with Port Moresby Nature Park for PASS, this course uses the Connect–Understand–Act education and behaviour change framework developed by Zoos Victoria to deliver a teaching and learning activity on local species conservation for students.
Through this course, teachers will:
Gain proficiency in using design thinking to develop STEM teaching and learning activities
Be able to use Zoo’s Victoria Connect-Understand-Apply STEM pedagogy
Experience how to use real world local environmental issues like species conservation in STEM curriculum
Expand their skills to better engage girls in STEM
Deepen their understanding of conservation issues for PNG fauna
In undertaking this activity, students will:
Use and develop STEM knowledge and skills to help solve a problem for Port Moresby Nature Park
Use Design Thinking to conduct research and deepen their understanding about animals in PNG’s environment and at the Nature Park
Work in teams to think of ideas and choose one to prototype, test and refine
PASS STEM, Coding and Student Enquiry
A Lesson on DNA Barcoding
Australian STEM Video Game Challenge
Bristlebots Design Workbook
The Bristlebots Design Workbook is created to aid educators to easily integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) into their curriculum. The workbook introduces various activities and lesson plans that works to stimulate minds of students and encourages them to “think outside the box.”
Cool Australia resources have a unique action-based approach, are free to access for teachers, available online via the Cool Australia website and are endorsed by leading education bodies.
Crash Course YouTube Channel
Development for a Better Future
Development for a Better Future immerses students in ‘real-world’ contemporary opportunities and challenges in international food and nutrition security, using scenarios and examples from The Crawford Fund and Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
Year 9 and 10
Educator Guide - Year 9 and 10:
Seven modules for Years 9 and 10 have been developed under the themes of:
Educator Guide - Senior Secondary:
FuseSchool YouTube Channel
Girls in STEM Toolkit (GiST)
The GiST provides resources to inspire and inform girls, schools and families in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Explore activities, resources, case studies, lessons, study pathways and careers.
How do Solar Panels Work?
Is it possible that one day the world could be completely reliant on solar energy?
This TED ED talk and Lesson Plan has been viewed over 6 million times. It examines how solar panels convert solar energy to electrical energy. The resource has four sections:
WATCH the short TED ED talk about solar panels
THINK about the talk – answer a quick quiz
DIG DEEPER – learn more about solar energy and
DISCUSS – join students from around the world in a discussion on solar energy. Over 42,000 students have asked questions on this topic to date.
The STEM Industry School Partnerships program at the NSW Department of Education shares a range of resources designed to support the different modules that make up the iSTEM course structure, including some on STEM Fundamentals, Mechatronics, Aerodynamics, Motion and Biomedical Innovation.