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bullet.gif (981 bytes)Snakes and Ladders - with a difference! (Based on Australian Snakes)

PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle High SchoolSecondary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

 

1. You are to convert the old game of Snakes and Ladders into a new and exciting game based on the knowledge of Australian snakes. The game will still have die and played by two people but with a difference - you also need to know a lot about Australian snakes!

2. Create your own Snakes and Ladders grid with 100 squares [10 x 10].

Look at the following examples to get an idea of the number of Snakes and Ladders usually put onto the game. Be as creative as possible with your drawings of your snakes (eg. you might like to make them all look like Australian snakes!) As you can see from the following examples there are differences in the number and size of both the snakes and ladders. It is up to you to create your own unique game.

Snakes & Ladders

Snakes & Ladders

 

3. Rules: Each person throws two die to advance along the board but....

 You can avoid slipping down the snake if you know the answer to one question about Australian snakes and you can go up the ladder if you know the answer to two questions about Australian snakes. Otherwise you are to stay where you are until the next throw and a new lot of questions if you are at the bottom of a ladder but you will slip down the snake if you don't know the answer to the snake question.

You can use virtual dice by going to https://freeonlinedice.com/

4. Read the following websites and create a list of 20 questions [with answers]: Reading

Australian Geographic

Australian Geographic
The Conversation 12 January 2016

The Conversation
Living with Snakes

Living with Snakes
CSIROscope 15 November 2017

CSIROscope


4. Play your game with a partner.

 

 

bullet.gif (981 bytes)Converting data into a presentation

High SchoolSecondary

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

 

1. You are to read the following article from The Conversation 12 January 2016 Reading

The Conversation

2. With a partner, decide how you are going to present the information given in the article in an interesting and informative way. You can use two or more of the following to make your presentation:

bullet.gif (981 bytes)YouTube

YouTube
bullet.gif (981 bytes)Powtoon

Powtoon
bullet.gif (981 bytes)Canva - Infographics

Canva
bullet.gif (981 bytes)Pixabay

Pixabay
bullet.gif (981 bytes)Moovly

Moovly
bullet.gif (981 bytes)Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark

3. Present to the class

 

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