The SILO project

4 terms over 7 years of primary school = 28 units

The following diagram shows how the STEM areas are distributed over the 28 units:

Science: 12/28

Technology: 3/28

Engineering: 7/28

Mathematics: 6/28


This figure is a quantitative representation of the distribution which could imply that ICT is marginalised in favour of science but this is not the case.  Each of the 28 units has a focus outcome but ICT is a recurring theme as the ICT outcomes are used repeatedly.  By contrast, some of the science content is more specific and only relevant in certain units which accounts for its greater frequency. 


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