Science, Textiles and Engineering
Experimentation and experiential learning is an important part of every day learning at Wayfield. Science, textiles and engineering are perhaps the most traditional domains to see these approaches in action. We instil and nurture feelings of awe and wonder by utilising a range of elements from our wider Apple ecosystem.
Children utilise their iPad to approach scientific experiments or engineering problems with excitement, curiosity and caution. They begin by researching and reasoning possible outcomes, creating predictions based on provided materials, enquiry questions or curated online resources. Once they are satisfied with their prediction, they methodically and rigorously capture and record observations using relevant features or apps such as time lapse, clips and Numbers. Finally, they use the captured information to reflect on their initial precipitation, evaluating how, why and if the outcome could have been different. Children thrive on the opportunity to share and present their learning using their iPad. Below are some examples of experimentation and experiential learning in action.