Fox Blocks Curricular

Term 3, 2019

B Blocks: Where in the World?

The world is such a big place, but with modern technology the other side of our planet is just a click away. Join us this term as we explore different cultures, construction styles, and famous buildings that are renowned the world over. Each week, through literacy, we will investigate construction science, see how some ancient places have embraced new technology, Engineer some unique structures, and begin to understand distance and location on our earth. Where in the world will we visit? Come and find out!

Ground Work: Move It!

This term, we’ll be making things move. Learn about using technology to solve the problems of moving things up, down, and around corners. Whether we are building vehicles to move construction materials, or inspecting inclined planes to make our work easier, this term is sure to get you moving. Chassis, axles, wheels, rails, steering, pulleys, cranes, and so many more ways to build your own adventure.

ConStruct: Building History

From the Romans, who built the first roads, to modern towers that reach to the stars, we have a rich history when it comes to building some of the greatest structures ever known! There have been statues that soared above the townsfolk below and other ancient buildings, like the Pyramids in Egypt & the Great Wall of China, that are still around today! Join us this term as we dive into history, investigate these wonderful structures, and build our little piece of history.

iBuild: Town Planners

Join the fun this term as we put on our Civil Engineering hats to plan and build a town out of Lego. Each week, we will develop a different part of our town, whether it be residential buildings, offices, an airport, shops, or vehicles. As we construct our town, We will build and understand the issues related to town planning as well as the importance of transport, green space, public services, waste control, and entertainment. One week we may be designing something for fun, the next week may be related to waste disposal. Regardless of what we are creating, it will all be important for Fox Town.

C-Zone: Green City

Welcome to the dawning of a new age, where robotics and green energy will come together to form a green city. We will familiarise ourselves with the Lego NXT Robotics set, exploring and enhancing our programming and sensor knowledge before confronting the Green City Challenge. The Green City Challenge will comprise of a number of environmentally focused scenarios, each scenario has real-world implications which we will tackle in small groups. On completion of each scenario, we will collect a special energy brick. The more scenarios we complete, the more energy bricks we will have available to power our Green City!

Term 2, 2019

B Blocks: Tool Time

If you have heard of Bob the Builder, or Handy Manny, you will already have an idea of what 'Tool Time' is all about. Building and constructing with tools, based on literature is how we will engage in STEM this term. We'll check out different professions and the tools they use, as we fill our toolbox full of understanding as we introduce our most junior Engineers to STEM through Literacy.

Ground Work: Awesome Animals

Dinosaurs, farm animals, pets, wild animals. Each week we will learn about different animals and their environments. One week we might solve the problem of how to reach a giraffe with a sore neck, another week we'll design a zoo to make sure that the crocodiles don’t eat the monkeys, and another we will work out how to rescue a lost baby dinosaur from the foot of a volcano. From prehistoric times to the jungles of Africa, this unit is suited both to the adventurous and the caring young engineers, and scientists among us.

ConStruct: Amazing Machines

Machines are big part of our everyday world. This term is all about becoming junior Mechanical Engineers as we investigate some amazing machines. We will learn about machine parts and build contraptions that highlight the various components. We'll begin by using larger scale models to get a handle on how the components integrate within machines, then finish by building smaller scale models to develop our fine motor skills. We’ll have lots of fun as we learn to work together and break down the complexity of machines into the right size chunks for understanding.

iBuild: Engineering Marvels

Join us as we build models of the Eiffel Tower, the Seattle Space Needle, and London's Big Ben. We will learn about the construction technologies of the time, identify strengths and weaknesses of the different structures, and consider the design process that went into creating each of these engineering marvels. Using K'Nex to build these models will develop modelling techniques and building skills that will permeate into free play time at home and school, as well as exposing the students to areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, design and problem solving.

C-Zone: Advanced Machines

Join us this term as we take machines to the next level. With models more intricate than ever before, we will explore the concepts of levers, pulleys, gear ratios, wheels & axles and inclined planes as we build model chain saws, semi-automatic garage doors, elevators, model gear boxes, and more! Taking the concepts we have learned in simple machine units, we will understand how these more complex machines are really just a combination of smaller simple machines!

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