Junior STEM Club (currently postponed)

Junior STEM Club is held on a Tuesday after school from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Students from years 2 to 4 are selected based on enthusiasm, independence and skill.

There are only approximately 20 places available and students who do not participate in Semester One may like to apply for the Semester Two intake.

Students in STEM Club Jr will use the WeDo2 LEGO kit to create a solution to a community problem.

Applications are postponed at the moment. 

Senior STEM Club

Senior STEM Club is held on a Thursdays after school from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Students from years 5 to 6 are selected based on enthusiasm, independence, and skill.

There are only approximately 30 places available each year and once invited, students are welcome to attend the entire year.

STEM Club is suited most to student who will thrive with additional challenges and are able to work independently and with others exceptionally well.

Students may attend a single year during their time at Lathlain or may be selected for additional years to assist the flow of the program and the students’ progress.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in various activities including game design, computer programming, 3D printing and circuits.

Contact Mrs Ionascu if you have any further inquiries (Digital Technologies Specialist) Mirela.Ionascu@education.wa.edu.au

Senior STEM Club 2023 – Thursday 3pm to 4pm in Library

All parents/carers are required to access SeeSaw for communication purposes. Students invited to join Stem Club 2023 will be added to a new SeeSaw Classroom.

2023 Applications FORM LINK – Closes Thursday 22 June

Successful applicants will be notified via SeeSaw and Teams prior to commencing in T3,W1.

Follow along from home!

Students who wish to demonstrate their enthusiasm, independence and skills or are curious as to what happens in STEM Club are invited to follow along from home.

In 2022, students will no longer receive Scratch online accounts through the school. Unfortunately, they did not respond to the risk assessment attempts made by our DoE. The offline, desktop, version will be used instead.

When deciding on your own project focus on a solution to a real-world problem. Consider the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals THE 17 GOALS | Sustainable Development (un.org)  and focus on a small problem you or people are you have.

Scratch (free) Scratch – Imagine, Program, Share (mit.edu)

Follow the instructions to create the scratch games from Code Club AU

  • Module 1 (Boat Race + pick your own)
  • Module 2 (pick your own x2)
  • Module 3 (pick your own x2)
  • Create your own games or animations

Tinkercad (free) Tinkercad | Create 3D digital designs with online CAD | Tinkercad

  • Log in to Tinkercad and create your own 3D designs
  • Log in accounts available from DiT classroom password booklets

SweetHome3D (free) Sweet Home 3D – Draw floor plans and arrange furniture freely

  • Download SweetHome3D onto a desktop or laptop.
  • Install the additional models (with assistance from adult)
  • Watch tutorial videos to learn the basics.
  • Create your own architectural design such as a home or landscape.

KoduGame Lab (free) Kodu Game Lab | KoduGameLab

  • Download KoduGame Lab
  • Complete tutorials available in software
  • Create your own game

MakeCode Arcade (free) Microsoft MakeCode Arcade

  • Complete available tutorials
  • Create your own arcade game
  • Share the link with friends

Minecraft (free) Homepage | Minecraft: Education Edition

  • Download Minecraft Education Edition onto computer or tablet device
  • Log in with your education email
  • eg firstname.lastname@student.education.wa.edu.au
  • Complete lessons and tutorials
  • Create your own design and world
  • Coding with your agent lessons available from link below
  • Access to lessons for coding in Minecraft Computer Science Subject Kit | Minecraft: Education Edition

Alice (free) Alice – Tell Stories. Build Games. Learn to Program.

  • Download onto computer or laptop device
  • Create animations using code
  • Watch the “How To” videos HowTo – Alice
  • Create a short animation

Tinkering with Old Tech

  • With permission of adults, take apart old tech and see how it is put together and how it works.
  • Guess what they item used to do
  • Take pictures as you remove parts and pieces
  • Put it back together

STEM Projects