“Smells bad, but tastes really good” was the most memorable line Huang Rui, a Primary 5 student remembered on one of his learning journeys with STEM club. It was a strange expression used to describe food but he was excited to be able to taste the cheese which looked peculiar. Unfortunately, the stench of the cheese was too overpowering for him and he would not be able to ever forget that terrible smell! Such learning journeys are one of the many ways in which the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) club builds members’ enthusiasm for STEM learning.
Our STEM club is an extension of our school’s Applied Learning Programme (ALP) to provide students with opportunities to work on STEM-related projects and Robotics in a fun and exciting manner. Members in STEM club get to share their knowledge learnt during CCA with their peers at platforms such as recess, Active Lifestyle Day and post-exam activities.
In STEM Club, we begin with the end in mind. We help our members develop important 21st century competencies such as critical thinking, decision-making, collaboration, communication and creativity.
Resilience, respect and self-discipline are also instilled in our members through the hands-on sessions, when they prepare for the Lego WeDo 2.0 and Mindstorm EV3 tasks. They also get to participate in Lego WeDo 2.0 and Mindstorm EV3 competitions held at a national level. Through these projects, not only are members exposed to basic engineering concepts at a young age, they also develop logical skills as they constantly draw connections with real world experiences.