Tinkering - Supreme Incursions
Recommended for Years 4-7

Tinkering

Innovative and hands-on, students are engaged through activities that inspire new interests in electronics, circuits and basic coding.

Experiment, code, innovate and create like never before.

In this wonderfully engaging 90-minute STEM incursion, every student gets a buzz as they are introduced to electronics, circuits and basic coding. Using a range of hands-on and targeted activities, students explore the basics behind solar energy, conductors, insulators and other components that make up the various kinds of circuits we find in common appliances. Students are also instructed in basic coding as they program Sphero’s to work through team obstacle course challenges. Students will be challenged to think critically, make their predictions and observations with terminology, keywords and equipment differentiated to match each year level.

By adapting this incursion to suit your focus needs, our qualified teachers will guide all students through each learning activity, prompting them to predict, investigate, communicate and reflect along the way.

Scope of Learning Outcomes

Together we’ll select the learning outcomes that best suit your class and grade level curriculum requirements. Examples include;

  • Identify and describe the properties and behaviour of various electrical components.
  • Understand the basic properties of solar energy.
  • Investigate the construction and design of simple machines.
  • Apply basic coding.

Activities

  • Discuss prior knowledge of solar energy, coding and electronics.
  • Conduct various STEM activities and observe critical outcomes.
  • Communicate and discuss various observations and make conclusions.
  • Apply logic, planning and positive reinforcement in achieving task goals.

Incursion Information & Requirements

  • Duration – 90 minutes. This will be structured around your bell times.
  • Group size – 33 students maximum per session (approximately).
  • Space requirements – An unfurnished hall is required
  • Equipment requirements – 7 trestle tables (or the equivalent) is ideal.
  • Booking requirements – A minimum 75% deposit made 7 days before the date of booking.
  • Setup time – We will arrive one hour before the start time to set up.
  • Teacher presence – Teachers must be present during the session.

Curriculum Links

Our qualified teachers have designed all incursions to be adaptive and differentiated so that each learning outcome aligns with Victorian, New South Wales and Australian Curriculum requirements.

Cannot See Your Focus Links?

Should your curriculum or key learning area not be listed here, please give us a call. One of our qualified teachers would be happy to make the adjustments required to meet your needs.


Important Information

A large unfurnished gymnasium or hall is required for this Incursion
40 students maximum per session (approximately)
A minimum 75% deposit must be made 7 days from the date of booking for your incursion to go ahead.
Our instructor will arrive an hour before your start time to set up
We will structure the sessions around your school timetable
You will be invoiced in accordance to your normal student numbers.
This session runs for 90 minutes.
Teachers must be present during the session
Please let us know if there are any variations on the day and we will amend the invoice accordingly.

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Reviews

Al Sadiq College

The instructor had a good rapport and great class control with our staff and students. We would welcome him back anytime.

Alphington Primary School

Ryan was terrific, had all of the kids engaged. There were cries from the kids at the end ‘that it was the best excursion ever’.

Camberwell South PS

The variety of different activities, incorporating visual, hands on and physical engaged all students.

Why book with us

At Supreme Incursions, we believe that the key to optimising student engagement and learning outcomes is through hands-on learning experiences that are:

Engaging Our incursions are formative and student centred, connecting prior learning with real life exploration.
Professional Our specialist teachers provide high quality adapted and differentiated services that students and teachers enjoy beyond the classroom.
Innovative We help create inclusive learning environments that are outcomes focused and tailored to the needs of each school, classroom, teacher and student.
Passionate Our qualified teachers provide experiential incursions that are fun and curriculum aligned across Victoria, New South Wales and the ACT.
Inspiring We encourage creative and critical thinking skill development with a mission to inspire the thought leaders of tomorrow.
Quality Our curriculum aligned, hands on educational incursions cover multiple subjects and are for children of all ages and walks of life.