TAPPING Primary School recently held STEAM Week, during which students from different year levels rotated through science, technology, engineering, art and maths activities.
The lessons included making Lego stop-motion movies, art inspired by microscopic images, coding robots, designing egg parachutes, building catapults, creating electric circuits and building marble runs.
The school also hosted visiting teachers and students from Joseph Banks Secondary College who engaged the children in designing and printing 3D creations.
College integrated studies leader Mike Spanier said the primary students showed “engagement and creativity” and it would lead to further collaboration between the schools.
Tapping Primary science teacher Vanessa Fairhead said one of the highlights was a visit from former WA chief scientist Professor Lyn Beazley, who spoke to Year 6 classes and then observed the STEAM activities.
“We were so lucky to have Professor Beazley come and share her expertise with us,” she said.
“Her enthusiasm for science and education in general was inspiring for staff and students.”