Investigating Science Depth Study


This module has been written to support the New South Wales Stage 6 (Years 11 and 12) Investigating Science course. It uses the STELR Sustainable Housing Equipment sets.

Depth studies are designed to provide opportunities for students to:

  • consolidate their learning
  • develop competence and confidence in relation to their knowledge and skills
  • foster creativity by allowing students to apply their knowledge and skills to new situations.

A depth study is any type of investigation/activity that a student completes individually or collaboratively that allows the further development of one or more concepts found within or inspired by the syllabus. It may be one investigation/activity or a series of investigations/activities.

More information on the Investigating Science Depth Study can be found here.

STELR Sustainable Housing Equipment Kits

Purpose-built equipment allows students to undertake both guided and open-ended research. The equipment has been designed and developed in Australia specifically for STELR and is robust, simple and easy to use.

To purchase a class set of STELR Sustainable Housing equipment and curriculum resources, complete the order form and send it, along with a school purchase order, to

STELR Sustainable Housing Equipment Pack


Individual Sustainable Housing student and teacher kits can also be purchased using the form.

Spare Parts

When ordering extra equipment items please quote the part number. Sustainable Housing part numbers are found here.

How to use STELR Sustainable Housing Equipment

Sustainable Housing Equipment

There are several videos showing features of the STELR Sustainable Housing Kit.

An overview video that unpacks the Sustainable Housing Teacher and Student kits.

video showing how to put panels into the Sustainable Housing cube.

video showing the features of the data logger that is provided with the STELR Sustainable Housing equipment.

video exploring inquiry ideas using the STELR Sustainable Housing kit.

How to collect and retrieve data from the temperature logger

This pdf document gives step-by-step information on how to load the logger program onto your computer and then retrieve the temperature data as a Excel spreadsheet