|This easy to implement project provides 5 hours of hands-on learning, broken into 30-60 minute sessions to fit your schedule.
Integrating Science, Design & Technology, Maths, and Geography this project, exploring earth processes and earthquake resistant technologies, covers a host of National Curriculum for England (2014) and Scottish Curriculum for Excellence attainment targets in each of the STEM subjects, and develops transferrable life skills in problem-solving and teamwork.
Including a teacher guide book, student activity books, photocopiable worksheets, assessment tools, home-connection activities, and the materials needed for classes and clubs of 24-30 students, the project comes ready-to-teach from the storage box, requiring less than 5 minutes planning and preparation time. Gratnells tray measures 30H x 31W x 43L centimetres. Wobbletop Shake Table measures 49L x 30W centimetres.
Set in the context of a real-world problem-solving challenge, hands-on activities and practical investigations build understanding and engagement as students work to provide a solution: In Earthquake Technologies Challenge, Build Safe Construction Company are planning a new apartment building, however earthquakes are common in Fault City and they need help to keep residents safe. Students conduct comparative and fair tests, communicate ideas through plans, sketches, and models, and develop mathematical skills in the context of budgeting, as they design strong buildings that will withstand earthquake damage.
Compatible for use as part of the progressive STEM in Action scheme for Key Stages 1 and 2. Suitable for ages 8+.Versa Timers® each require 2 G10-A Button Cells, included.