THEME: EDIBLE LANDSCAPES
The theme for the Empowering STEM Education Professionals Programme 21/22 is EDIBLE LANDSCAPES. This theme is in response to Singapore 30 by 30 initiative as we move towards producing 30 percent of our nutritional needs by 2030.
Home gardening, community gardening and gardening as a hobby has taken root in Singapore over the past few years. Growing plants and food crops is an activity that requires one to engage with scientific inquiry processes, understanding systems thinking and also engage with persuading others to take concrete actions toward sustainable food supply.
As such, for this challenge, we hope teachers would be able to engage learners in understanding the complexities of producing food and at the same time maintain a beautiful landscape around Singapore. The learning outcomes that are desirable includes understanding the biology behind plant growth, learning to design plant growth systems, optimizing conditions for growth, optimizing the mileage for resources used and the nutritional value of various plants.
Enhance the quality of STEM literacy
Build a community of STEM educators
Develop Centres of Excellence for STEM Education in Singapore schools
Workshop Format :
ONLINE VIA ZOOM
10 November 2021
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Competition Theme :
Design a STEM integrated activity (a lesson package) for a level of students of your choice.