Do you have a child that is passionate about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics? KIOSC is hosting an after school STEM club.
Phone: 03 9210 1285
Design and create 3D models and print them on the Ultimaker 3D printers.
What students will learn: Being a scientist sometimes means that you need to observe and monitor without being physically present to understand the real interactions in the ocean. Using animal decoy cameras is a common… Read more
Students will create their own APP, using the Marvel App designer. This is a very cool tool that students can use to communicate prototypes, pieces of work or even social media elements.
Introduction Space is no longer the domain of large governments or multi-billion-dollar corporations. With the introduction of technology platforms such as the Arduino microcontroller and an array of inexpensive sensors, space has become accessible to… Read more
In this area of study students investigate the tools and techniques that can be used to manipulate DNA, explain how biological knowledge is applied to biotechnical applications, and analyse the interrelationship between scientific knowledge and its applications in society.
In a LIVE online environment, students will be part of a demonstration investigating the tools and techniques that can be used to manipulate DNA, explain how biological knowledge is applied to biotechnical applications, and analyse the interrelationship between scientific knowledge and its applications in society.
Learn how echolocation has inspired the development of robotic sensors.
Students analyse a range of organic salts/compounds in water, using various techniques: UV Visible spectroscopy, High Pressure Liquid Chromatography and Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy.
In a LIVE online environment, students will be part of a demonstration of Infrared (IR) spectroscopy, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, Mass spectroscopy and HPLC.
This program explores the use chemical instruments used to separate and measure specific properties – GS-MS, HPLC-DAD, FT-IR and NMR.
NEW ONLINE PROGRAMS TO HELP WITH COVID-19 LOCKDOWN To assist all schools, KIOSC have new online programs. KIOSC will conference with the classroom teacher to show them the activity. The activities are designed to be… Read more
Learn about how Forensic Scientists use high tech lab equipment to solve crime.
Design Thinking is an iterative process in which we empathise, challenge assumptions, and redefine problems in order to come up with unique solutions that meet the user’s needs. Students prototype a GAME that involves electrical circuits and coding.
This program explores the use drones and how they are used to map and monitor environmental changes and other variables.
Algorithmic thinking is used to enable IoT responses.
Drones, Solar and Wind power are innovative technologies used in decreasing our impact on the planet.
Create a smart robotic system to identify, pick and place packages for delivery.
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.
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.
This is a two part online program with work to keep students occupied between sessions. Students investigate the theft of the COVID Vaccine – who stood to gain from this??
What if…..your parents said you needed to move out of home! But, you got to move into your own “Teenage Studio”. This workshop focuses on the Numeracy skills that students need to design and budget for their own 3D pad!
This ONLINE programs uses distinctive technologies to build stories and the art of storytelling.
Student learn about genetic and epigenetic cancers and conduct a microarray experiment to determine a treatment for the patients.
Students discover how biomimicry has assisted in design for new technologies.
Imagine that a computer could identify and remove invasive plant species (weeds) from you garden, farm or the Australian Bush…….students will use machine learning to train the AI to “weed” out the invasive species just by using the camera on the computer.
Raising Rural Regional Student Aspirations is a KIOSC project aimed to inspire STEM awareness and engagement in Victorian Regional Schools.
VCES learners will create a storyboard, changing the voice of a traditional fairy tale. Using this, learners will create a digital version of the story using Augmented Reality, using Metaverse Studio.
VCES learners will learn how to code with the LEGO Mindstorm robots. In addition, students will engineer sensor attachments and complete sets of challenges for their robots to complete.
Learning with LEGO provides opportunities for students to engage in all aspects of STEM. This program explores robotics and programming.
Our Future Industries all require an Industry 4.0 approach. Student will discover how logistical process occur in factories and automated systems.
Introduction Sustainable waste management is an ongoing problem for all of us. With advancements in technology moving at such a rapid pace, how might we better utilize some of these innovations to help reduce waste… Read more
Using virtual reality, data analysis and algorithmic thinking, students endeavour to answer the question, how could we live and work on mars?
This ONLINE program explores the challenges of humans living and working on Mars, using a LIVE Online KIOSC educator tutorial and the KIOSC Learning Management System (LMS).
In this online program, student create their own pixel art and import their character into their newly created Scratch Ocean Game.
What students will learn: Humans are polluting the oceans at an alarming rate. Hundreds of millions of tonnes of plastic and other waste are dumped into our oceans each year. There are now ever-growing ocean… Read more
In this online program, students have the opportunity to create their very own bio-plastic at home, or at school – LIVE online with our KIOSC Team.
Students use the KIOSC Learning Management System (LMS) to solve the Knox International Laboratories for Lifesaving Epidemiological Research (KILLER) crime.
Using the KIOSC LMS, students are guided through a range of genetic information and online practicals.
Introduction How could we live and work on Mars? Space exploration and the willingness of humans to live on other planets is becoming a reality. Society has adopted many benefits from space research & explorations… Read more
Delivery: ONLINE (Can book programs separately) What students will learn: How could we live and work on Mars? Space exploration and the willingness of humans to live on other planets is becoming a reality. Society… Read more
Students use PowerPoint to re-design fairytales to become ‘choose your own adventure’ style.
How can using IR technology improve the design and construction of houses? Students further explore these concepts by designing a dwelling with minimal energy input to maintain a habitable thermal environment.
Exploring concepts of space – gravity and radiation
Students participate and carry out a research investigation on how the use of technology affects our brain and hence, physiology. They will discuss possible research questions on technology use and how to measure how it affects them.
How do external factors influence behaviour and mental processes?
In conjunction with the Epworth Sleep Lab, students undertake a comprehensive sleep education session.
A sleep unit is available for purchase to schools. The set of 3 videos show a Keynote on Sleep, the sensors being placed on the body and the wavelengths of the person going to sleep.
Students cover the arithmetic and algebra of vectors, linear dependence and independence of a set of vectors, proof of geometric results using vectors, vector representation of curves in the plane and vector kinematics in one and two dimensions.
How are science and technology contributing to this exciting circus art form today? Sample some skills and learn more of how this is being used in Health Science/Physical therapies and Performance/Production.
Learn about circuits, energy and electrical technologies, what computer-aided technologies at the workplace. What employment prospects there are in electrical, energy sector and related industries.
Experience a new skill in a workshop in welding. Discover about employment prospects in various engineering trades or pathways to higher education programs, and possible career opportunities.
Gain some experience on basic landscaping and gain knowledge on treating pests, plants and handling tools; take a closer look at Green careers with fun hands-on activities.
This 2 hour program provides an opportunity for students to experience microbiological techniques in the KIOSC laboratory under the guidance of KIOSC staff.
Students learn about how to interact and influence brain function.
Robotics Program dates: Friday 28 May, 9.30am – 11.30am | Friday 28 May, 12.30pm – 2.30pm Friday 10 September, 9.30 am – 11.30am | Friday 10 September, 12.30pm – 2.30pm Friday 11 June, 9.30am – 11.30am| 11 June, 12.30 pm… Read more
Explore some basic skills to create and move elements in a 3D world and follow a design process. Discover the world of IT, design, media and art in pathways to a range of qualifications. Students get to experience to render and print their models.
The program includes laboratory work on aseptic and microscopic techniques, incorporating several of the performance criteria in two Units of Competency for Unit 3 and 4 in the VCE VET Lab Skills – MSL30118
Students investigate the Western Treatment Plants water recycling system and compare how Australia is doing compared to the rest of the world.