Coláiste Pobail Setanta

STEAM Week

STEAM stands for: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths.
16-October-20

Next week in the college we will be celebrating STEAM Week 🙂. The purpose of this week is to promote critical thinking across all subjects. The use of problem solving activities in our lessons promotes students to become critical thinkers, it allows them to apply the knowledge they have learnt in class, it encourages them to seek alternative ways of thinking and it can also be fun.

Like everything, this week had to be scaled back and is not as hands on as we would like however the key concept is still being promoted.

There will be a number of activities over the course of the week:

  1. Daily Riddle:

Students and staff are encouraged to take part in the daily riddle competition. A riddle will be posted in the news tab of the school website along with an answer box. A winner will be selected each day.

  1. Student Building Competition:

Students can enter the ‘building a mobile’ competition which encourages students to design a well-balanced mobile. This competition allows students to work on their knowledge of the Law of the Lever and Forces. To enter students, build a mobile using the instructions on the link below. Once built students will take a picture of themselves with it and email michelleallen@cpsetanta.ie. Be as creative as possible and don't be afraid to add extra parts onto it! Click on the link to find out more:https://www.sciencebuddies.org/stem-activities/mobile#summary

Prizes will be awarded to best Junior and Senior Build.

  1. Careers in STEAM:

Videos on careers in STEAM will be shared with staff. Tutors will show a couple of these videos to their students during tutorial.


  1. Hour of Code:

As a college we have registered to participate in an Hour of Coding. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Years will participate in this activity on Period 4 on Friday. During class students will complete a coding activity. These activities range in levels of difficulty and have a different theme to suit all interests.

We look forward to a problem solving filled week! Thank you all in advance for your support.

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