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Junior STEM: Curriculum and Syllabus

Relevant SCSA STEM Syllabus - Year 3


T & E


Earth and Space Sciences:

Earth’s rotation on its axis causes regular changes, including night and day.

Engineering principles & systems:

Forces, and the properties of materials, affect the behaviour of objects.


Make models of three-dimensional objects and describe key features.

Planning and conducting:

With guidance, plan and conduct scientific investigations to find answers to questions, considering the safe use of appropriate materials and equipment.

Consider the elements of fair tests and use formal measurements and digital technologies as appropriate, to make and record observations accurately.


Develop and communicate ideas using labelled drawings and appropriate technical terms.

Collaborating & Managing:

Work independently, or collaboratively when required, to plan, safely create and communicate sequenced steps.

Using units of measurement:

Measure, order and compare objects using familiar metric units of length, mass and capacity.

Tell time to the minute and investigate the relationship between units of time.

Processing and analysing data and information:

Use a range of methods including tables and simple column graphs to represent data and to identify patterns and trends.

Compare results with predictions, suggesting possible reasons for findings.

Producing & implementing:

Select, and safely use, appropriate components with given equipment to make a solution.

Data representation & interpretation:

Collect data, organise into categories and create displays using lists, tables, picture graphs and simple column graphs, with and without the use of digital technologies.