# iSTEM Core Module 1 STEM Fundamentals 1 – STEM Investigations

• systematic observation
• measurement
• experiment
• formulation, testing and modification of hypotheses

## Students Learn To

• investigate STEM based problems using primary and secondary sources
• use identified investigative strategies to develop a range of solutions to STEM based problems

Inquiry Based Learning Activity 440 KB
In this activity students utilise the deep knowledge and understanding they have gained from the STEM Investigations unit to utilise the scientific method, collect and analyse data and communicate the results of their findings. The activity involves students utilising inquiry based learning strategies to apply appropriate design, production and evaluation skills to a contemporary problem based on energy.
STELR Electricity and Energy Student Workbook 2 MB
Experiments Electrical Circuits: The STELR Electricity and Energy teacher and student resources are available in soft copy. The student books are designed to be kept by students who write in them as they complete the unit. These resource are available from the STELR website. These workbooks are designed to be used with the STELR Electricity and Energy kits.
STELR Electricity and Energy Teacher Workbook 3 MB
Experiments Electrical Circuits: The STELR Electricity and Energy teacher and student resources are available in soft copy. The student books are designed to be kept by students who write in them as they complete the unit. These resource are available from the STELR website. These workbooks are designed to be used with the STELR Electricity and Energy kits.
Stats Tune Up Introduction to Statistics Video Resource Sheet 240 KB
Measurement: In order to be able to design investigations which produce valid and reliable data you must first learn about variation. Use the Statistics Tune Up introduction to statistics video resources in order to a greater understand of variation.
Stats Tune Up Random Variables Video Resource Sheet 144 KB
Measurement: Use the Statistics Tune Up random variables video resource sheet in order to a greater understand of random variables.
Stats Tune Up Visual Displays One Variable Video Resource Sheet 163 KB
Measurement: Use the Statistics Tune Up visual displays one variable video resource sheet in order to a greater understand of displaying one variable.
Stats Tune Up Visual Displays Two Variable Video Resource Sheet 175 KB
Measurement: Use the Statistics Tune Up visual displays two variables video resource sheet in order to a greater understand of displaying two variables.

## Videos

Problem Solving Resource: Engineering explained - from mobile phones to the Burj Khalifa (the world's tallest building), computer games and toothpaste to the Sydney Harbour Bridge and aeroplanes.
Problem Solving Resource: Find out what it REALLY means to be a scientist.
Problem Solving Resource: Engineering paradise.. rap parody to remind folks that engineering is wicked cool. From John Cohn . , IBM Fellow , Mad Scientist and cast member of Discovery Channel's post-apocalyptic survival show 'The Colony'
Measurement Resource: In this video you'll be introduced to some of the basic concepts of statistics, in particular random variables, variation and sampling. It doesn’t build on ideas discussed in any of the previous videos, so feel free to watch this one straight away.
Measurement Resource: This video is designed to give you an introduction to the concept of a random variable and how to determine a variable’s type.
Measurement Resource: In this video students learn about visual displays for a single variable
Measurement Resource: In this video students learn about visual displays for two variables
Let's go on a journey and learn about reliability and validity in research!