STEM at SBC at Eton College
Ages 12 – 16
STEM at Eton College challenges students to improve their English language skills by exploring the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and instructs students in how these four academic disciplines can be combined to solve real-world challenges, such as in the fields of biomedicine, robotics and technology.
Students will analyse real-world case studies in innovation, design and invention, and analyse how Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths is used in each. As part of our Time to Shine programme, students will also take part in creative and collaborative teamwork design projects, in which they apply STEM theories and principles into practice. Through these communicative projects, students will use their English proactively and creatively whilst developing the key 21st-century skills of critical-thinking, problem-solving and collaboration skills.
STEM projects involve designing and making innovative prototypes that could be used in real-life contemporary issues, such as in environmental protection, biomedical devices, robotics, and civil engineering. In learning through interactive project work, students will not only develop their knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, but also develop their ability to communicate, collaborate, solve problems and take the initiative as part of a team.
Each STEM project involves students collaboratively researching, designing, innovating and presenting. As the culmination of each week’s project, students will present a demonstration of their scientific findings and technological design in our Time to Shine ceremony. By asking students to take part in such research and development tasks which culminate in presentations, we will not only build our students’ knowledge of STEM subjects and 21st century skills, but their English language skills as well.
In this module, students look at how all four of STEM’s disciplines – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths – are utilised at the vanguard of modern technology. By studying the design of architecture and technological innovation, students will learn how these interdependent scientific disciplines are used together.
What are the scientific and engineering principles behind the engine, the wheel and the airplane? In this module, students will have hands-on practice in designing their own miniature wind-up cars and airplanes, and analyse the science that makes their designs work.
With climate change recognised as the single most urgent challenge facing humanity, this module asks: what can STEM offer as a solution? Students will learn how STEM is used at the forefront of scientific and technological design to help reduce humanity’s carbon footprint and contribute to the saving of the planet.
Modules are given for example purposes and are subject to change.