Peter Pentland

Peter Pentland
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Peter Pentland

STELR

Workshop 1: STELR Sustainable Housing Workshop
Workshop Video Link

Video Synopsis:

The STELR Sustainable Housing program is an initiative of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.

This multidisciplinary STEM module maps to Stage 5 level of the Physical World strand of the NSW Curriculum. Investigating Science materials are also available.

Participants in this workshop will:

  • See hands-on investigations using the equipment pack and data logger
  • View support materials

Topics include:

  • Transfer of energy by convection, conduction and radiation
  • Sustainable house design
  • Inquiry-based investigations into building materials
  • Case studies
  • Career profiles

The Sustainable Housing activities can be downloaded free at:

https://stelr.org.au/stelr-modules/sustainable-housing/

https://stelr.org.au/stelr-modules/investigating-science-depth-study/

Workshop 2: Remote Learning Videos and Resources for STEM

Workshop Video Link

Video Synopsis:

This workshop features two videos from a series developed by STELR for students who are learning at home.

Lee Constable performs the investigations. Students analyse the results and complete student activity sheets.

Corey Tutt from Deadly Science gives Indigenous insights into the topics.

The first video investigates the best angle for wind turbine blades.

The second video investigates the best wall colour for a sustainable house.

Find all videos and student activities at:

https://STELR.org.au/STELR-modules/wind-energy-remote-learning/

https://STELR.org.au/STELR-modules/sustainable-house-remote/

Bio:

Peter Pentland is the Executive Manager Schools Program for the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.

He has extensive experience in classroom teaching and in writing for education audiences including senior physics textbooks and primary school library books aimed at inspiring students to consider careers in STEM. He has run successful STEM teacher training programs in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia.

STELR is running in almost schools in Australia, including  over 260 in New South Wales. The main themes include Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Housing, Climate Change and Water Security.