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Christmas Big Brain Builders

Christmas Big Brain Builders
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Description

Spend the 12 days of Christmas encouraging creative, playful and immersive learning with your students. This variety of activities ranges from hot cocoa experiments, to engineering challenges and is designed to meet your students at their level, with endless possibilities.

Suitable for
  • Fast Finishers
  • Relief Teachers
  • Parents
Lesson Structure
  • Individual Activity
  • Rotations / Group Work
  • Class Activity
Curriculum Codes

AC9TDE4P02 9

Generate and communicate design ideas and decisions using appropriate attributions, technical terms and graphical representation techniques, including using digital tools

AC9TDE4K04 9

Describe the ways food can be selected and prepared for healthy eating

AC9TDE4K03 9

Describe the ways of producing food and fibre

AC9E4LY05 9

Use comprehension strategies such as visualising, predicting, connecting, summarising, monitoring and questioning to build literal and inferred meaning, to expand topic knowledge and ideas, and evaluate texts

AC9TDE4P03 9

Select and use materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques to safely make designed solutions

AC9E5LY05 9

Use comprehension strategies such as visualising, predicting, connecting, summarising, monitoring and questioning to build literal and inferred meaning to evaluate information and ideas

AC9AVA4D01 9

Experiment with a range of ways to use visual conventions, visual arts processes and materials

AC9S4I02 9

Use provided scaffolds to plan and conduct investigations to answer questions or test predictions, including identifying the elements of fair tests, and considering the safe use of materials and equipment

AC9S3I03 9

Follow procedures to make and record observations, including making formal measurements using familiar scaled instruments and using digital tools as appropriate

AC9AVA4C01 9

Use visual conventions, visual arts processes and materials to create artworks that communicate ideas, perspectives and/or meaning

AC9S5I02 9

Plan and conduct repeatable investigations to answer questions, including, as appropriate, deciding the variables to be changed, measured and controlled in fair tests; describing potential risks; planning for the safe use of equipment and materials; and identifying required permissions to conduct investigations on Country/Place

AC9S6I03 9

Use equipment to observe, measure and record data with reasonable precision, using digital tools as appropriate

AC9S6I02 9

Plan and conduct repeatable investigations to answer questions including, as appropriate, deciding the variables to be changed, measured and controlled in fair tests; describing potential risks; planning for the safe use of equipment and materials; and identifying required permissions to conduct investigations on Country/Place

AC9M3SP02 9

Interpret and create two-dimensional representations of familiar environments, locating key landmarks and objects relative to each other

AC9TDE6P03 9

Select and use suitable materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques to safely make designed solutions

AC9TDE6P02 9

Generate, iterate and communicate design ideas, decisions and processes using technical terms and graphical representation techniques, including using digital tools

AC9E3LY05 9

Use comprehension strategies when listening and viewing to build literal and inferred meaning, and begin to evaluate texts by drawing on a growing knowledge of context, text structures and language features

AC9S5I03 9

Use equipment to observe, measure and record data with reasonable precision, using digital tools as appropriate

AC9M2SP02 9

Locate positions in two-dimensional representations of a familiar space; move positions by following directions and pathways

ACSIS086 8.4

Identify, plan and apply the elements of scientific investigations to answer questions and solve problems using equipment and materials safely and identifying potential risks

ACTDEP016 8.4

Select and use materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques and use safe work practices to make designed solutions

ACMMG044 8.4

Interpret simple maps of familiar locations and identify the relative positions of key features

ACELY1703 8.4

Use comprehension strategies to analyse information, integrating and linking ideas from a variety of print and digital sources

ACSIS087 8.4

Decide variables to be changed and measured in fair tests, and observe measure and record data with accuracy using digital technologies as appropriate

ACELY1692 8.4

Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning to expand content knowledge, integrating and linking ideas and analysing and evaluating texts

ACSIS054 8.4

With guidance, plan and conduct scientific investigations to find answers to questions, considering the safe use of appropriate materials and equipment

ACTDEP025 8.4

Generate, develop and communicate design ideas and processes for audiences using appropriate technical terms and graphical representation techniques

ACELY1680 8.4

Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning and begin to evaluate texts by drawing on a growing knowledge of context, text structures and language features

ACTDEK012 8.4

Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies

ACTDEP026 8.4

Select appropriate materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques and apply safe procedures to make designed solutions

ACMMG065 8.4

Create and interpret simple grid maps to show position and pathways

ACSIS103 8.4

Identify, plan and apply the elements of scientific investigations to answer questions and solve problems using equipment and materials safely and identifying potential risks

ACTDEP015 8.4

Generate, develop, and communicate design ideas and decisions using appropriate technical terms and graphical representation techniques

ACSIS104 8.4

Decide variables to be changed and measured in fair tests, and observe measure and record data with accuracy using digital technologies as appropriate

ACSIS065 8.4

With guidance, plan and conduct scientific investigations to find answers to questions, considering the safe use of appropriate materials and equipment

ACAVAM115 8.4

Develop and apply techniques and processes when making their artworks

ACAVAM111 8.4

Use materials, techniques and processes to explore visual conventions when making artworks

ST2-6MW-S old

Describes how adding or removing heat causes a change of state

ST3-9PW-ST old

Investigates the effects of increasing or decreasing the strength of a specific contact or non-contact force

MA1-1WM old

Describes mathematical situations and methods using everyday and some mathematical language, actions, materials, diagrams and symbols

MA1-16MG old

Represents and describes the positions of objects in everyday situations and on maps

ST3-8PW-ST old

Explains how energy is transformed from one form to another

ST3-7MW-T old

Explains how the properties of materials determines their use for a range of purposes

ST3-6MW-S old

Explains the effect of heat on the properties and behaviour of materials

EN2-4A old

Uses an increasing range of skills, strategies and knowledge to fluently read, view and comprehend a range of texts on increasingly challenging topics in different media and technologies

ST3-5LW-T old

Explains how food and fibre are produced sustainably in managed environments for health and nutrition

ST3-4LW-S old

Examines how the environment affects the growth, survival and adaptation of living things

ST3-2DP-T old

Plans and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

ST3-1WS-S old

Plans and conducts scientific investigations to answer testable questions, and collects and summarises data to communicate conclusions

MA2-1WM old

Uses appropriate terminology to describe, and symbols to represent, mathematical ideas

MA2-17MG old

Uses simple maps and grids to represent position and follow routes, including using compass directions

ST2-7MW-T old

Investigates the suitability of natural and processed materials for a range of purposes

ST2-9PW-ST old

Describes how contact and non-contact forces affect an object’s motion

ST2-8PW-ST old

Describes the characteristics and effects of common forms of energy, such as light and heat

ST2-5LW-T old

Describes how agricultural processes are used to grow plants and raise animals for food, clothing and shelter

ST2-4LW-S old

Compares features and characteristics of living and non-living things

EN3-3A old

Uses an integrated range of skills, strategies and knowledge to read, view and comprehend a wide range of texts in different media and technologies

ST2-2DP-T old

Selects and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

ST2-1WS-S old

Questions, plans and conducts scientific investigations, collects and summarises data and communicates using scientific representations

MA2-2DS-03 new

Estimates, measures and compares areas using square centimetres and square metres

EN2-RECOM-01 new

Reads and comprehends texts for wide purposes using knowledge of text structures and language, and by monitoring comprehension

MA2-2DS-02 new

Performs transformations by combining and splitting two-dimensional shapes

MA2-2DS-01 new

Compares two-dimensional shapes and describes their features

EN2-OLC-01 new

Communicates with familiar audiences for social and learning purposes, by interacting, understanding and presenting

MA2-GM-03 new

Identifies angles and classifies them by comparing to a right angle

MA2-GM-02 new

Measures and estimates lengths in metres, centimetres and millimetres

EN2-VOCAB-01 new

Builds knowledge and use of Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary through interacting, wide reading and writing, and by defining and analysing words

MA2-GM-01 new

Uses grid maps and directional language to locate positions and follow routes

EN3-UARL-02 new

Analyses representations of ideas in literature through genre and theme that reflect perspective and context, argument and authority, and adapts these representations when creating texts

MA1-GM-01 new

Represents and describes the positions of objects in familiar locations

EN3-UARL-01 new

Analyses representations of ideas in literature through narrative, character, imagery, symbol and connotation, and adapts these representations when creating texts

EN2-UARL-01 new

Identifies and describes how ideas are represented in literature and strategically uses similar representations when creating texts

EN3-RECOM-01 new

Fluently reads and comprehends texts for wide purposes, analysing text structures and language, and by monitoring comprehension

EN3-OLC-01 new

Communicates to wide audiences with social and cultural awareness, by interacting and presenting, and by analysing and evaluating for understanding

VCMMG122

Interpret simple maps of familiar locations and identify the relative positions of key features

VCAVAV030

Select and apply visual conventions, materials, techniques, technologies and processes specific to different art forms when making artworks

VCAVAV026

Explore visual conventions and use materials, techniques, technologies and processes specific to particular art forms, and to make artworks

VCDSCD030

Select and use materials, components, tools and equipment using safe work practices to produce designed solutions

VCSIS083

With guidance, plan appropriate investigation types to answer questions or solve problems and use equipment, technologies and materials safely, identifying potential risks

VCMMG143

Create and interpret simple grid maps to show position and pathways

VCDSCD029

Generate, develop, and communicate design ideas and decisions using appropriate technical terms and graphical representation techniques

VCDSCD040

Apply safe procedures when using a variety of materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques to produce designed solutions

VCDSTC026

Investigate food preparation techniques used in modern or traditional societies

VCDSTC025

Investigate food and fibre production used in modern or traditional societies

VCDSCD039

Generate, develop, communicate and document design ideas and processes for audiences using appropriate technical terms and graphical representation techniques

VCSIS068

Use formal measurements in the collection and recording of observations

VCELY288

Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning to expand content knowledge, integrating and linking ideas and analysing and evaluating texts

VCELY257

Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning and begin to evaluate texts by drawing on a growing knowledge of context, text structures and language features

VCELY319

Use comprehension strategies to analyse information, integrating and linking ideas from a variety of print and digital sources

VCSIS084

Decide which variables should be changed, measured and controlled in fair tests and accurately observe, measure and record data

VCSIS067

Safely use appropriate materials, tools, equipment and technologies

Differentiation

Modifications

Many of these activities can be done by students of any age. Try pairing and grouping students, to complete some of the more complex challenges.

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