Lighting Ridge Central School

STEM Rockets

STEM Rockets is a Stage 4 integrated STEM unit which is centred around outcomes in the technology mandatory 7-8 syllabus, and integrates working scientifically and working mathematically skills. Students engage in safety, design and assembly aspects and complete a folio of work which is assessed. Students complete their project using the scientific method, incorporating their understanding of forces and gravity. In mathematics, students measure, calculate and apply volumes, time, angles, rates and ratios.


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Year Group
Year 7
Learning Across the Curriculum
cct Critical and creative thinking
ict Information and communication technology capability
l Literacy
n Numeracy
cct Personal and social capability
Science Outcomes
SC4-10PW Physical World
SC4-11PW Physical World
SC4-16CW Chemical World
Working Scientifically:
SC4-4WS, SC4-5WS, SC4-7WS
Technology (Mandatory) Years 7-8 Outcomes
4.1.1, 4.2.1, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.5.1, 4.6.1
Mathematics Outcomes
MA4-14MG Volume
MA4-15MG Time
MA4-18MG Angle Relationships
MA4-20SP Single Variable Data Analysis
Working Mathematically Outcomes
MA4-1WM, MA4-2WM, MA4-3WM

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The outcomes addressed are from the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) NSW., Years 7–10 Syllabuses.

Learning Across the Curriculum covers cross-curriculum priorities, general capabilities and other areas identified by the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) NSW.