2022 STEM Aboriginal Learner Congress

Posted 28 Sep

Dylan DeLosAngeles
STEM Aboriginal Learner Congress

MOD. was thrilled to host students from the STEM Aboriginal Learner Congress. The STEM Aboriginal Learner Congress is a Department for Education initiative that aims to inspire young Aboriginal scientists. 160 government schools gathered at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Thursday 18 August and Friday 19 August.

The MOD. workshops, called Electrons to photons: Making the unseen seen (and heard) engaged students in STEM-related learning activities that covered concepts and knowledge in STEM-related disciplines. Around 30 students ranging from years 5 to 10, and 10 teachers, participated in two main activities:

  1. Experimenting with electrical circuits by making jewellery using colourful LEDs, coin batteries, and conductive materials;
  2. Experimenting with touch sensors and a musical instrument digital interface (MIDI) player. This required some basic programming with Arduino using the C++ coding language.

Students were inspired, excited, intrigued, and challenged during the two 1.5 hour workshops, after which they explored the current exhibition at MOD., INVISIBILITY.

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