STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) disciples are integral to the industrial, agricultural and economic activities of communities, and communities house a store of those activities often inaccessible to teachers and students. At the recent Deakin University STEM Education Conference "Building STEM Capacity in schools", Anne Frazer and Andrea Vallance presented a workshop showcasing the TAP as it has been recognized as an innovative curriculum model that has the potential to engage students, teachers, industry and the community to revitalize the curriculum.
This week the Year 6 students started the incubator with 11 eggs to incubate. We have a mix of breeds – Wyandottes, Barnevelder, Sussex and Astralorp/Barnevelders. We would like to thank Bronwyn Lenehan for her donation of the eggs and Barry Oates who has a special way of telling the sex of the unhatched chicken. We have recorded his predictions and are looking forward to the results. If he is right, we should have four beautiful roosters needing new homes. The eggs will take 21 days to hatch and we are excited about the new additions to our chicken program. The Year 5 students have incubated Pekin Duck eggs donated by Anne McMeel and Indian Runner Duck eggs supplied by Damian Teal. Thanks to Anne and Damian, the Year 5 students are also eagerly awaiting hatching day!
Jokes from the Hen House