The Art of Science 2
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9

This program is design specifically to introduce students to the scientific method through application involving hands-on laboratory work and the construction of a scientific poster.

VCE Psychology - Unit 3 & 4 Online Revision
Year 11
Year 12

By participating in this program, students will:

1. Learn and apply response skills to a variety of questions.

2. Link together key concepts covered within the study design using higher order thinking.

3. Develop an understanding of stress and the nervous system as well as the processes of memory and learning.

Game Design Online
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11
Year 12
VCAL

Students work through a series of guided tasks to create a playable 2D game in Unreal Engine learning about simple animations, health & damage, jumping, collisions, platforming, and more.

Chocolate by Design Online
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
VCAL

Chocolate By Design explores the design process of a new promotional chocolate product with a significant focus on the sustainability of packaging and the ethical supply of raw materials.

Bushfood Bites Online
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
VCAL

Bushfood Bites are bite-size sessions introducing students to Australian native Bushfoods as a growing revolution in the Australian food industry. It explores the science and innovation behind popular foodie products.

Hive Heist CSI Online
Year 8
Year 9

The Hive Heist program enables students to work in small groups to develop and use reasoning, anaylsis and critical thinking skills when presented with the details of a crime which has been committed in the local Bee Keeping industry.

Soil Science Online
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
VCAL

The program integrates the scientific disciplines of physics, biology, chemistry and mathematics. Evaluating the capabilities and limitations of different soil types, examining soil biological activity and assessing the availability of water and nutrients within soil is essential to establishing a healthy balanced and agriculturally productive soil.

VCE Biology – Photosynthesis & Respiration
Year 11
Year 12

Students get hands-on experience as they investigate the processes of photosynthesis and respiration in response to a range of environmental conditions.

VCE Biology – Molecular Genetics Of Disease
Year 10
Year 11
Year 12

Students will apply genetic techniques used in medical research and testing environments. They will gain experience in the use of gel electrophoresis and blood specimen microscopic examination, both of which are typically carried out in wet laboratories.

VCE Psychology - Unit 4 Augmented Consciousness
Year 11
Year 12

The Augmented Consciousness program is broken into three parts, exploring consciousness as a continuum and changes to a person’s psychological state as an indicator as of their level of consciousness.

Mini FarmBot
Year 9
Year 10
VCAL

Students are introduced to automated plant management by designing an extended experiment to test the BTS Mini FarmBot units and evaluate the optimum growth conditions for a range of plants.

Dynamic Digital Design – 3D Modelling
Year 9
Year 10
VCAL

3D Modelling involves the use of computer-generated graphics to produce a 3-dimensional representation of an object or surface. By manipulating “vertices” (points in virtual space) to form a “mesh” (collection of vertices) you can then manipulate the “mesh” to form a realistic object, displaying characteristics you would expect to see in real life.

Game Maker – Unreal Game Design
Year 9
Year 10
VCAL

Unreal Engine is a game development platform developed by Epic Games which is freely available and is an excellent tool to learn the basics of 3D game development.

Prototyping Skills
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10

Working in pairs or groups, students assemble a prototype model, learning multiple different cardboard joining techniques in the process. BTS staff step through what prototyping is, where it is useful and some different kinds of prototyping.

The Art of Science 1
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9

This program is design specifically to introduce students to the scientific method through application involving hands-on laboratory work and the construction of a scientific poster.

Driving Our Future - Big Data
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11
Year 12
VCAL

This program provides access to real-life, real-time road user data, providing the opportunity for students to analyse and interpret big data and then use it to help them determine community outcomes.

VCE Psychology - Virtual Brain
Year 10
Year 11

The Virtual Brain program is broken into two parts and delivery can be organised to fit into a double period if required or extended to 3 hours for a more in depth experience.

Can Soil Save Us? - Soil Science
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11
Year 12
VCAL

Can Soil Save Us? integrates mathematics and different scientific disciplines to evaluate the capabilities and limitations of different soil types. By examining biological activity and assessing the availability of water and nutrients within soil we can establish a healthy balanced and agriculturally productive soil.

Cutting Edge - Design & Laser Cutting Skills
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9

Cutting Edge promotes rapid upskilling in product design and use of CAD (Computer Aided Design) software to design, prototype and create products from different materials.

Sensor Tech
Year 7
Year 8

A sensor is a device, module, machine, or subsystem whose purpose it is to detect events or changes in its environment and send the information to other electronics such as a computer.

Disaster Relief Housing
Year 9
Year 10
VCAL

This is a real-world STEM program applying the Human Centred Design Thinking Process of Engage – Define – Skills – Ideate – Prototype – Present to guide students through the day.

STEM in Action
Year 7
Year 8

Ideal for classes or year levels visiting BTS for the first time, students rotate through three integrated hands-on STEM based workshops introducing them to different technologies and STEM skills, while encouraging them to think about how these are contributing to the world they live in and the future we are all moving toward.

Automation - Robotic Solutions
Year 9
Year 10

Automation is the creation and application of technology to monitor and control the production and delivery of products and services. It has changed how we do business, the type of manufacturing skills required and the jobs available in industry.

NAO - Humanoid Assistant Robot
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10

The healthcare industry is one of the top five sectors where robot intervention is predicted to change how we work with and care for people in our communities. Robots have the potential to relieve the pressure on front line health care workers and support an ageing population to stay in their own homes longer.

Bushfood Chocolate
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11
Year 12
VCAL

This program takes students on a food design journey based on chocolate while introducing them to indigenous Australian bushfood flavours. The program focuses on innovation in food, food products and our food culture.