BENTLEIGH

Students STEAM of the crop

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Students Nathan Stack, Harrison Shaw-Rennie, Charley and Jack. Picture: DAVID CROSLING

YEAR 9 students have combined science, technology, engineering, the arts and maths to solve problems at a nearby primary school.

Bentleigh Secondary College and Tucker Road Bentleigh Primary School teamed up to embrace STEAM-based learning to prepare students for a tech-centric world.

“These are the skills they will all need when they finish school, in a world filled with drones/robots, 3D printed buildings, consumer manufacturing, lab grown meat, bionic mind-controlled limbs and implants, virtual reality and artificial intelligence,” Bentleigh SC head of eLearning James Lee said.

The Year 9 students took their knowledge to Tucker Rd to pitch projects that could improve the school.

App-operated light sensor automatic blinds; water-saving tap designs with sensors and monitoring software, and an RFID-operated bicycle lock design were among the products pitched.