How We Organise Ourselves: Mini Exhibition

Year Five Mini-Exhibition

The Year Five students have been preparing for their Mini- Exhibition this week. They have been inquiring into the impact of economic decision making.

Central Idea

The economic decisions within society have an impact on humankind and the environment.

Lines of Inquiry

  • Economic activities and decisions within society.
  • The effect of economic decisions on human kind.
  • The effect of economic decisions on the environment.

See below some of the apps and websites that they created to share this information.

Select the image below and scan the QR code to view the Blippit apps. Alternatively, all the St Andrews apps can be viewed HERE .

 

WEBSITES

Zoo Industry Surfing Industry Oil Industry  Shoe Industry
Cosmetic Industry Clothing Industry Pet Industry Car Manufacturing
Cosmetics Industry 2 Fast Food Industry Pharmaceutical Industry Palm Oil Industry

MORE WEEBLYs

Pharmaceutical Animal Testing

Visual Effects 

 

POWERPOINTS

Animal Farming

Meat Farming

Robotics Rule:Sphero

SPHERO MAZE CHALLENGE

JSL Makerspaces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

TASK:

  • Design a maze for the sphero to travel through.
  • Consider the ways that the other teams can gain or lose points.
  • Challenge another team to complete your maze.
  • Use any of the sphero apps on the iPad to complete this challenge.

Sphero Challenge

 

 

 

 


SPHERO YR 5 & 6 MAZE CHALLENGE

AIM:  You and your team are challenged to complete the Sphero Maze.

As a team are trying to collect points along the way. You have a limited amount of time per group. The team with the most points wins. This is a game of challenge and strategy.

You will be given time as a team to consider the best approach to achieve the most points.

Consider the below:

1) Is it better to collect points or complete the challenge in the fastest time?

2) Collaboratively decide on the best course of action. Assign a driver and support team.

Mazes sourced: Big Activities

Time Allocation: 1 MINUTE PER GROUP

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Will you take the challenge?

Bee Bots: ICT Mentor Sessions

Bee Bot Challenge

 

 

 

 

 

Robotics banner Think Sense Act


BEE BOT ROBOT STATIONS

BEE BOT 1: THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR

Beebots Prep (15)

 

 

 

 

 

 

TASK:

1) Read (or view) the story of The Hungry Caterpillar.

2) As each part is read navigate to the Bee Bot card on the mat.

OTHER RESOURCES:


BEE BOT 2: CINDERELLA

Bee Bots

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TASK:

1) Read (or view) the story of Cinderella.

2) As each part is read navigate to the Bee Bot card on the mat.


BEE BOT 3: PYP LEARNER PROFILE

Screenshot LP website

 

 

 

 

 

 

TASK:

1) Using the Learner Profile cards ask the students which Learner Profile is being demonstrated

2) As each Learner Profile is identified navigate to the Bee Bot card on the mat.

OTHER RESOURCES:


BEE BOT 4 WORLD MAP +WORLD FACTS

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TASK:

1) Launch the weblinks to World Facts or use Big Book.

2) Select a country or location to navigate to with the Bee Bot.

3) Read about the information about the country or location using the website or the Countries Big Book.

OTHER RESOURCES


BEE BOT 5

Image source: (Clipartlord.com, 2013)

BEE BOT BOWLING

TASK:

1) Set up the pins and allocate points for each pin. Explain the rules.

2) Each student has one turn at ‘bowling”. The score is kept for each pin knocked down.

3) At the end of the time the student with the highest score wins (equal turns calculated).

 


 

BEE BOT 6: OTHER FLOOR MATS

Create your own stories

  •  Street Mat
  • Fairy Tale Mat
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BEE BOT APP

App on the iTunes store

Search for Bee Bot on the iPad.

Follow the directions to get the Bee Bot through the maze.

Bee Bot 7

Cubelets: ICT Mentor Led Sessions

Cubelet Challenge

 

 

 

 

JSL Makerspaces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SELECT 3 CUBELETS (one from each category)

  • THINK block
  • SENSE block
  • ACT block

Q: What does this cube do and when connect a ____?

 What happens? 

cubelts set

CUBELET YOUTUBE PLAYLIST

Select the link to play all the videos tagged as “cubelets”.

MORE RESOURCES

DIIGO CUBELETS LINKS

ROBOTICS RULE: THE JS Library M@kerspace

Robotics banner Think Sense Act

The focus for the JS Library Makerspace in Term 4 is exploration with robotics.

Students have access to the following robotic resources

  • Bee Bots
  • Cubelets
  • Spheros

In Term 1 some Year 1 students were able to learn with the Lego WeDo).

 

Additionally, we try to match the concepts to literature.

JS Library Term 4 display (3)

 

 

 

 

 

Photos of students at the initial mentor training session

The ICT Mentors (and friends) have learnt how to use the cubelets and the sphero in an introductory session in order to teach other students. These student were already competent in the use of Bee Bots.

As a part of the construct of the Makerspace, it is desired to have some permanent stations or activities for the students as well as ones that are temporary and supervised  (led by a teacher or the ICT Mentors) in order to support the more complex programs and tasks.

Jonah mentoring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 3 ICT Mentor in Training Mentoring Preps!

Permanent Stations for Exploration: Bee Bot

The Bee Bots will be available each day and at first break.

Sphero

The Sphero will be able to be ‘borrowed’ by other students (with a trained student willing to support the other students in its use and to assist with trouble shooting).

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Temporary Station for Exploration: Cubelets 

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COMING SOON

In Week 4 students across the Junior School will have the opportunity to use these resources and will be set a collaborative challenge to complete.

See below more information about these challenges below (select thumbnail to view larger size).

Bee Bots in Action

Cubelets in Action

Sphero in Action and see Cathy Hunt’s iPad Art Room for more exciting ways to explore coding with the Sphero.