STELR (Science and Technology Education Leveraging Relevance) is a national initiative of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.
The primary aim of STELR is to address the problem of low participation rates in STEM subjects at the upper secondary school level. It does this by developing teaching modules relating these subjects to highly relevant issues affecting all students.
By basing the STELR modules around sustainable energy technologies, students see the STELR activities as being highly relevant to their lives. By aiming the modules at students from years 5 and 6 up to year 10, STELR provides ongoing opportunities for them to practice their science skills and build on their science knowledge.
STELR is a ready-to-use STEM resource that:
- Is hands-on, inquiry-based, and in-curriculum.
- Shows students that science and maths are relevant to their lives.
- Increases student enthusiasm for and engagement with Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) subjects.
- Provides career profiles which highlight the study pathways necessary for jobs in STEM-related industries.
Find out more and access the modules here: https://stelr.org.au/