8 September, 2023
STEM Mayhem at Malanda
Malanda State School was abuzz with excitement as students participated in the eagerly awaited STEM Mayhem Day 2023.
The event, held on 18 August, immersed students of all ages in diverse activities to spark their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
The day commenced with a captivating performance by Professor Mess and friends, guiding students through the evolution of innovation.
The entertaining show combined humour with education, highlighted by Professor Mess humorously taking a cream pie to the face.
Students engaged in age-specific groups, tackling challenges to stimulate creativity and problem-solving skills.
Older students designed parachutes, water bottle filters, ping pong ball catapults, and competed with Vex Robots.
Meanwhile, younger students built intricate Rube Goldberg machines, delving into chain reactions, and also embraced technology and hands-on learning.
Even the Prep students embraced STEM by using laptops and Microbits to create animations and explore magnets.