Your chance to change the shape of science education!
The ATSE STELR Project
- STELR is an exciting curriculum program that addresses the problem of low participation rates in Australia in science and mathematics subjects at the upper secondary school level by relating these subjects to highly relevant issues affecting all students.
- The main theme of the STELR program is renewable energy. This taps into the concern many students have about global warming and climate change and their understanding that renewable energy technologies can play a key role in reducing global warming.
- STELR is a 6-to-10 week curriculum package involving inquiry-based activities. It engages students through investigations into global warming, climate change and renewable energy resources, with a special focus on solar cells and wind turbines.
- STELR Chemistry and Sustainability curriculum packages are also available digitally.
- STELR operates within the curriculum. It is designed for Years 9 or 10 students and intended for delivery to all students in the year level. New units are being developed.
- STELR is now a commercial program; schools are required to pay for curriculum materials, equipment and training. There are a limited number of generous subsidies available for disadvantaged and remote schools. Contact the Project manager to find out more.
- Comprehensive curriculum materials including printed copies of the STELR Core Program Student Workbook and the ATSE STELR Teacher Resource
- STELR CDs, containing digital versions of all student and teacher resources, PowerPoint presentations, links and other useful resources.
- The STELR Equipment Kit contains the equipment needed to run the STELR Core (physical sciences) program, including solar panels and model wind turbines. To download images of the STELR Equipment kit, click here.
- Teacher professional development for two teachers at the school who are teaching the program.
- Ongoing teacher support services
To register an Expression of Interest for becoming a STELR school, click here
To download an order form, click here.
For all enquiries about the STELR Project, contact:
Peter Pentland, STELR Project Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org