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Activity: Story - "Just a Minute"

MiddleMiddle High SchoolSecondary

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

Critical and Creative ThinkingAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and Creative Thinking

 

TeacherTeachers here is the Lesson Strategy

Just a Minute

1. Form into teams - your teacher will be the facilitator and timekeeper.

2. Each team is to start "Just a Minute" by using the first word of a given topic [supplied by the Teacher - see suggestions below] and then speak on the topic for 1 minute.

3. If a team member hesitates, or uses Aaaarr, the teacher will ask the next member to take over and continue to speak on the topic. The last person speaking at the end of the minute, wins!

TeacherTeacher - select from the following words...

4. Use the following "Mechanical" words, to speak for 1 minute without "Umugghing" or Arrghing

lathes grinders alternators timing belts
turning shears aerators coils
molding welders punch presses brakes

 

 

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Mystery/Horror Story: "Your car is hacked!"

High SchoolSecondary

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

Critical and Creative ThinkingAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and Creative Thinking

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

 

1. You, with a group of 3 - 4 other students, are to read the following article from The Conversation 1 March 2019 Reading

The Conversation

2. After reading this article, you are to brainstorm all the "likely" ways your car can be hacked and develop a story line that is both believable and scary!

3. Using "Storyboard That" storyboard your groups' ideas [it is FREE]. Keep confering with each other making sure the story is both believable and scary [scary to whom???]

Storyboard That

4. Select ONE story line and develop it further.

5. Create a mini-movie or play of your story.

6. Share with the class. Which is the scariest?

 

 

Bicycle Maintenance: A comprehensive presentation 

High SchoolSecondary

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

TeacherTeacher instructions:

You are going to divide the students into pairs and get them to view a very comprehensive video on bike maintenance [below].  For the class, you are going to break this long video down into 7 short videos of approximately 20 minutes each. Allocate one short video to each pair.

Once each pair has their section, the pair is going to work on reducing their segment from 20 mins to only 2mins by getting out the main points.  Each pair is going to present their segment to the class in a way that is easy to understand.

The purpose is to give the students in your class a quick overview and then a step by step idea of how to maintain a bike. You might need to remind the students reduce the detail as this video is for professional cyclists.

 

Student Process

1. View your segment of the following video. Your teacher has already broken it up into 7 short videos of 20mins each.

Your ALL-IN-ONE Bike Maintenance Tutorial. How To Service A Bicycle. 2hours20mins Video

 

 

2. Your pair is to reduce your segment of 20 mins down to 2mins. To do this:

a. View your segment and take notes individually about what you think are the main points.

b. Together share with each other "the relevant points". Are they the same?

c. Discuss the relevant points them with each other and reach concensus about the most relevant.

d. Time the segments. You might need to reduce this again by splicing the video using one of the following YouTube videos [there is a range here]

How To COMBINE YouTube Videos
https://youtu.be/zf2ieJ_ziO0

 

This uses Kapwing - a collaborative online video editor.

Kapwing

 

3. You now have a video of 2mins. Now for your presentation!

You also need to work out how you can make a presentation on your segment  - one that your class mates will want to view!

4. Work out the places where you will stop the video and create a short presentation in Prezi. Prezi

5. Reflection

Reflection. The whole video of 140 mins has been reduced down to 14mins. What did you think of the new presentations? How has your understanding of bike maintenance increased? What did you think of of Kapwing?

Create a simple survey in Survey Monkey to get feedback from your classmates about the videos, bike maintence and Kapwing.

Survey Monkey

 

Getting your bearings (developed by TryEngineering.org)

PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

TeacherTeacher

Getting Your Bearings
This lesson explores the concept of friction and shows how ball bearings reduce friction. Students learn about different uses for ball bearings, how the design has changed over time to incorporate roller bearings, test friction using marbles, and identify the use of ball bearings in everyday items
Learn about friction.
Learn about ball bearings.
Learn how engineers improved ball bearings and the development of roller bearings.
Learn how roller/ball bearings are used in machines and impact everyday life.
Learn about teamwork and problem solving in groups.

Topics: Forces & Motion; Mechanical Engineering

Lesson Plan [PDF]
Student Handouts

 

Give me a brake (developed by TryEngineering.org)

PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

TeacherTeacher

Give Me a Brake
This lesson explores the concept of how brakes can stop or slow mechanical motion. Students examine the operation of a bicycle brake and use low cost materials to devise a simple braking system, then work as a team to suggest improvements to current bicycle brake designs.
Learn about braking systems.
Learn about force and friction.
Learn about the interaction between different materials.
Learn about teamwork and the engineering problem solving/design process

Topics: Forces & Motion; Mechanical Engineering

Lesson Plan
Student Handouts

 

WebQuests

Car Crash WebQuest

High SchoolSecondary

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

Critical and Creative ThinkingAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and Creative Thinking

ICT Capability Australian Curriculum General Capability: ICT Capability

 

TeacherTeacher - a Physics WebQuest with real life implications

 

Car Crash WebQuest

 

Did You Know?

That early on in the History of Cars the brakes were external!

History of Brakes

Need to know more about Brakes.... visit the "Brake Bible" website

Brake Bible

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