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Expressions of Interest now being taken - 2022 NSW Regional STEM Project!

November 10, 2021 2 min read

Expressions of Interest now being taken - 2022 NSW Regional STEM Project!

Sammat Education would like to invite NSW Schools to participate in a collaborative Regional STEM project that involves students and teachers developing SMART HOMES of the future all powered by micro:bit technology.

At the heart of the project is the micro:bit Smart Home Kit - designed to help students get started with exploring the world of electronics with a focus on home automation.

Simply speaking a “Smart Home” is a home equipped with the lighting, heating, cooling, visual, sound appliances, miscellaneous electronic devices that can be controlled remotely (and automated) by a smartphone or a computer.

  • Schools can register teams of students into the project. Suggested is max 10 students per team.
  • Schools can register multiple teams and each school needs to allocate a teacher in charge of the project or team.
  • Each team receives a micro:bit Smart Home Classroom Kit (10 Individual smart home packs that include micro:bits).
  • Teachers participate in a Professional Learning day in Term 1 that introduces the kits and each team will be given access to online lessons and resources to help with the project.
  • Students then participate in the online lessons and projects throughout Term 1 and 2. From Term 2 each team begins designing and creating their very own “Smart Home” - they will present their project on the Expo Day in Term 4.

STEAM Expo Day - Central Venue, e.g. community centre, school hall - Schools will be grouped by region.

In Term 4, students and teachers from all schools come together to present their projects in a trade display format. Parents and community members are welcome to join. Sammat Education runs a STEAM Competition with the students (separate to their projects) as a fun way to finish off the project.

If this is something that might interest your school then please click on the button below and fill out the expression of interest form on our website.

Click here for more information and to register your interest