Fire-Ed Up Challenge
Join the educational challenge to explore the world of bushfires through STEM! Delve deep into their impacts, learn how STEM aids in mitigation, and be inspired for a future in bushfire management.
About the Fire-Ed Up Challenge
Students in years 5 – 10 will have 6-weeks to complete a STEM-based design sprint focused on challenges posed by bushfires and the Australian bushfire management sector. Teams will select from a set of three scenarios and design a solution presented either as a 90-second video pitch or poster.
- Understand bushfire consequences.
- Develop STEM skills.
- Discover careers in bushfire management.
- Engage with the community & raise awareness.
- Win prizes for your school.
Free Teacher Resources
There is a comprehensive set of resources that have been developed by the Fire-Ed Up team, which are available from the Fire-Ed Up website.
Start Date: 9 October 2023
End Date: 30 November 2024
How to Register
To register your school or student to be involved in the Fire-Ed Up Challenge simple register for the introductory Zoom webinar using the following link. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1nS1kPGkTSy87wEU0IuV4A#/registration
Do not worry if you can not make the webinar, all will be recorded and made available to anyone who registers using this link.
Fire-Ed Up Webinars
The Fire-Ed Up Design Challenge is supported by a series of informative webinars, led by experts in the field, designed to provide participants with essential knowledge, insights, and tools to better understand bushfire management and to aid them in their challenge tasks.
- Oct 12: Program Launch, the Science of Fire with Fizzics Education
- Oct 20: Unravel the Bushfire Rating System.
- Oct 26: Dive into technologies for bushfire prevention.
- Nov 2: Discover how to protect fauna and flora from fires.
- Nov. 30 Grade 9 & 10 student finalists pitch to win online
NSW Schools Bushfire STEM – Poster Competition
Students could also submit their Fire-Ed Up Challenge posters into the NSW Schools Bushfire STEM – Poster Competition to be eligible for even more prizes. To find out more https://bushfire.postercomp.info/
Fire-Ed Up is funded by the NSW Office of the Chief Scientist and Engineer, developed from Central Coast Council’s Award Winning program. Delivered by Hunter Innovation and Science Hub and managed by Sleap Business Consultants in collaboration with Fizzics Education.