Year 9 STEAM

Diving into STEAM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ARTS and MATHEMATICS) will develop student’s ability to take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process.  Through STEAM, students are empowered to be curious learners who seek creative solutions to questions they can’t just search for online. Furthermore, there will be the chance for students to build connections with their community. This is one of the most powerful outcomes of STEAM education, allowing students to work on real-world problems that have a direct impact on their lives. 

Topics may include:

  • Identifying the problem and researching it in-depth 
  • Ideating possible solutions 
  • Evaluating and selecting a promising solution 
  • Creating a prototype 
  • Testing and troubleshooting 
  • Making improvements to and releasing the final product 


Pre Assessment: to evaluate student prior knowledge and establish the learning context. Pre learning discussion to assess student readiness.  

Formative assessment: Provide real time feedback that allows for adaptation of instructional approaches. Observations, discussions, self-assessment and peer assessment. 

Summative assessment: Learning artifacts, journaling and self-evaluation

Additional Information:
Depending on pre-assessment results, we may visit local business and community groups to undertake research.

Additional non-contact time: