Nick Williams is an engineer Site Manager for Orica Deer Park, which produces a chemical additive used in explosives for primarily the mining industry.
Highlight some lesser-known careers in STEM in this series to inspire students. Increasing awareness of careers in STEM is a proven way of improving students’ perceived value of STEM and motivating them to pursue STEM pathways. Use this resource with Year 6-10 students to start learning about a career as an engineer.
Video Length: 2:25 mins
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Years: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Earth and Space Sciences – Renewable Energy, Climate Change
Physical Sciences – Energy
Additional – Careers, Engineering.
STELR is a ready-to-use STEM resource that is hands-on, inquiry-based, and in-curriculum.
Most importantly, it shows students that science and maths are relevant to their lives.
STELR aims to increase student enthusiasm for and engagement with Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) subjects, and provides career profiles that highlight the study pathways necessary for jobs in STEM-related industries.
STELR has produced more than 20 curriculum modules comprising over 280 lessons, 100 hands-on activities, 30 career profile videos and 80 written career profiles. Many modules are supported by kits of Australian-designed and manufactured equipment to facilitate inquiry-based, hands-on, minds-on, problem-based learning.
Find more STELR investigations and order STELR equipment kits at https://stelr.org.au/.