The Amazing Spaghetti Machine

August 20th, 2019

'The Amazing Spaghetti Machine Competition'. The title may sound strange but, in fact, this is simply an event where schools around the state create their own machines to meet a prompt.

The competition is based on Rube Goldberg machines, which are complex, exaggerated feats of engineering designed to complete a simple task.

Year 7 STEM Day

 

Robotics, coding, virtual reality and a presentation; were some of the activities the year 7’s participated in at the Yarra Ranges Tech School.

The virtual reality activity was very interesting. Once you had the headset on, it was like you were in a different world! We had to guide a spider through a maze using a controller, then created our own character.

CHOOSEMATHS Mentoring

October 27th, 2017

Six Year 9 students are taking part in a new program, CHOOSEMATHS Mentoring, organised by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI).

The aim of the program is to change community attitudes and participation in Mathematics and statistics as a career choice, especially for girls and young women.