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The MILE Truck provides students in school with a range of engaging educational experiences, encouraging curiosity, and building confidence to pursue their aspirations.
The MILE truck aims to address this by bringing the excitement directly to the students, ensuring that all Tasmanian students have equal exposure to innovative technology and pedagogy. We welcome connection with communities and industry to explore relevant activities led by enthusiastic and passionate leaders from the University of Tasmania.
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- Business: Sports science, Sport and recreation
- Science: Aquaculture , fermentation
- Technology: VR headsets
- Agribusiness: Cheese Making, Drone, Drawing, Value Chain
- Applied Health & Community Support: Food safety, personal diet, bacteria
- Design: Digital design, design thinking
Secondary school students will have the opportunity choose from a wide variety of topics relating to various fields of study to conduct their own scientific inquiry and present a solution to a problem. These topics will fall under two distinct categories, science inquiry projects and technology projects.
The science inquiry projects will follow the scientific method and help students gain an understanding of how to:
- choose their own topic for inquiry
- plan and conduct their investigation
- record ideas and work completed
- process and analyse their experimental data
- evaluate and reflect on their achievements
- communicate their findings
The technology projects will follow the engineering design process and help students gain an understanding of how to:
- investigate solutions
- devise a proposal for the best solution
- plan and carry out production
- evaluate impacts and processes
- record ideas and work completed
These inquiries will be designed to enable both primary and secondary students to utilise the equipment and expertise contained on the truck. The technology will be used to conduct experiments and analyse data. We will also endeavour to connect with localised industry partners and scientists to work as mentors throughout the week offering unique insight into the STEM opportunities and achievements in each location.
The MILE truck is purposefully designed as an innovative, interactive learning environment, that may be set up in locations around Tasmania. It enables members of different communities to have meaningful interaction with our people, and exposure to educational experiences that bring people together.
Our past collaborations have seen the MILE truck at events such as AgFest, National Science Week and Irrigation Field Day with the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture. Our MILE Truck is also known for its large projector which can be used to showcase a wide variety of visual films or documentaries for entertainment or learning purposes. Contact us to find out more about how the MILE Truck can be used in your community!
Our MILE Truck is a fantastic way to get the latest technology and innovation out into the community in a ‘roadshow’ like fashion. The MILE Truck works alongside many industries to support fields such as agriculture, business, arts, foods, technology, sustainability and many more. Our truck is completely versatile and can be used to support various industries in training, education and events.
Contact us today to find how you can use the MILE Truck to support industry!