Quakecraft STEM Education

Tue 9 May 9am — 4pm

Project Based Learning Professional Development for Physics, Science, Geography & Mathematics Teachers Yr 9-10 & educational professionals.
Ticket price: $50

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This is a teacher, educator and educational event from a collaborative project with Ara Institute of Canterbury, UC and Fablab, focusing on Maker Education called Quakecraft. The Quakecraft challenge is to design and prototype a sustainable tiny house for extreme conditions and natural disasters, including earthquakes. Using 3D printing, laser cutting, and Computer Aided Design, teams design their very own model house and test its structural integrity on a shake table. The design thinking approach encompasses resilient community building with reference to New Brighton, South Pacific Islands and many other areas in high need of housing.

9.00am      Seismic Presentation

10.00am    Tour of Engineering School laboratories and see student work.

11.00am    Tour of Architectural School studios and see student work.

12.00pm    Pathways presentation Ara, UC and Quakecore.

12.30 pm   Lunch

1.00 pm     Lab 1

2.00 pm     Break

2.30 pm     Lab 2

3.30 pm     Showcase - judging work done.

4.00pm      Wrap Up

Teachers will be provided with practical tool sets, recipes and protocols that allow them to contextualise their delivery into Earth Science and sustainable high value manufacturing. Some broad links to the New Zealand Curriculum will be provided.

Ara Institute of Canterbury Engagement Team will provide Carparks, morning tea and lunch and possible networking event at the end.

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