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:
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.
The student and teacher books and assessment rubrics for the year 11 and 12 courses can be downloaded below.
Investigating Science Depth Study Booklet Teacher Guide – PDF (927kb)
Investigating Science Introduction to Sustainable Housing Kit Activities – PDF (1.7mb)
Year 11 Investigating Science Depth Study Student Workbook – PDF (1.2mb)
Year 11 Investigating Science Depth Study Marking Rubric – WORD (24kb)
Year 12 Investigating Science Depth Study Student Workbook – PDF (1.8mb)
Year 12 Investigating Science Depth Study Marking Rubric – WORD (25kb)
This unit is not supported by hard copy books.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
Individual Sustainable Housing student and teacher kits can also be purchased using the form.
There are several videos showing features of the STELR Sustainable Housing Kit.
An overview video that unpacks the Sustainable Housing Teacher and Student kits.
A video showing how to put panels into the Sustainable Housing cube.
A video showing the features of the data logger that is provided with the STELR Sustainable Housing equipment.
A 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