Design Thinking: A choice of activities Year 7 / Year 8 / Year 9 / Year 10 Information Technology / Medical Technologies / Transport Services Students use design thinking techniques to empathise, define, ideate, prototype and test innovative solutions. Drones and Geo-mapping Year 9 / Year 10 Environmental Monitoring This program explores the use drones and how they are used to map and monitor environmental changes and other variables. Emergency Technology Year 7 / Year 8 Advanced Manufacturing / Information Technology Algorithmic thinking is used to enable IoT responses. Energy and Geohazards Year 7 / Year 8 New Energy Technologies / Transport Services Drones, Solar and Wind power are innovative technologies used in decreasing our impact on the planet. Food Futures Year 9 / Year 10 Advanced Manufacturing / Food and Fibre / Information Technology Students understand how we can change the way we farm our food resources to be more effective, efficient and use technologies to help us become more sustainable. Forensic Science – Solve a Case! Year 9 / Year 10 Medical Technologies Solving crime is an important element in our society. Police and other law enforcement agencies now have many technologies at hand in order to solve crime using scientific method and techniques. Genetics and Microarrays Year 10 Medical Technologies Student learn about genetic and epigenetic cancers and conduct a microarray experiment to determine a treatment for the patients. Inspired Technology (Biomimicry) Year 7 / Year 8 Advanced Manufacturing / Food and Fibre / Information Technology Students discover how biomimicry has assisted in design for new technologies. Logistic FAILs Year 7 / Year 8 Advanced Manufacturing / Information Technology / New Energy Technologies / Transport Services Our Future Industries all require an Industry 4.0 approach. Student will discover how logistical process occur in factories and automated systems. Mission to Mars Year 7 / Year 8 Advanced Manufacturing / Design Solutions / Information Technology Using virtual reality, data analysis and algorithmic thinking, students endeavour to answer the question, how could we live and work on mars? Online – STEM Activity: Digital Storytelling – Fractured Fairytales Year 5 / Year 6 / Year 7 / Year 8 / Year 9 / Year 10 / Year 11 Design Solutions / Information Technology Students use PowerPoint to re-design fairytales to become 'choose your own adventure' style. ONLINE – The Power of Maths – Design your own ‘Granny Flat’ Year 7 / Year 8 Construction / Design Solutions Use maths and CAD to design your ULTIMATE 'Granny Flat' to move into the backyard when you turn 18. Science Week: Deep Blue – Ocean Sustainability Year 7 / Year 8 / Year 9 Environmental Monitoring / Information Technology How can we use technology to have a positive impact on our environment, cutting out non-biodegradable plastics and reducing invasive species are two important roles that we can play in helping our oceans.