Fox Blocks Curricular

Term 3, 2017

B Blocks: Higher, Stronger, Longer

This term we are challenging limits and setting records as we explore STEM through constructing higher towers, building stronger houses, and making machines go for longer. Each week we will work together in teams to build the tallest, strongest, furthest, largest, and longest solutions to our problems. Each week we will combine your imagination with our selection of Lego Duplo, Roominate, Quadrilla and more as we seek to live out the motto "Altius, Fortius, Diu". Are you up for the challenge?

ConStruct: On the Dinosaur Trail

How much do you really know about dinosaurs? Did they eat Meat or plants? Were they strong or weak? Did they grow large or small? Come to Fox Blocks this term to test your knowledge, show off how much you already know, and discover even more about the monsters that are dinosaurs! We'll travel back to the land that time forgot and construct models of some of the greats. We'll become junior Palaeontologists and study the science of fossils. We'll investigate how to see into the past with specialist technology, and try to wrap our heads around the maths of millions of years! From the Pterodactyl, soaring above the melee of the T-Rex fighting the Allosaurus to those that swam, ran, and climbed to survive. That's a lot of years to fit into 9 weeks!

iBuild: Lego Machines & Powered Mechanisms

Come along and gain a mechanical advantage in this Lego Machines unit that will will stretch our junior engineers in a new direction. Each week, we will construct a new mechanism, learn how it works through scientific experimentation, calculate our results, and investigate how changes to the model affect the performance. We'll use combinations of gears, pulleys, wheels, axles, magnets, and levers to help us understand forces, motion, equilibrium, surface area, speed, and energy. To finish each lesson, the students will be invited to apply their knowledge to design and Engineer the best solution to the problem. Are you up for the challenge?

C-Zone: Future Tech

Come along this term to design, and build, your ideal future home from the ground up with Lego! Will you have a video intercom in every room? A remote controlled swimming pool? A Personal teleporter? Perhaps robots to clean up our mess? Or maybe even a machine that produces the food we desire at the perfect temperature? Become the design Engineer of the future and include everything your imagination can create. As well as learning, and using, some advanced building techniques, we will create a set of architectural blueprints based on our model. We will investigate the future in household technology, changes in architecture through history, and ultimately put our Lego houses on the Minifig Real Estate market. The future isn't written yet, but with Fox blocks, and Lego, we can begin constructing the future now!

Term 2, 2017

B Blocks: Build me a Story

Once upon a time there was a tale of construction, team work, and problem solving, but the story doesn't end there. We need a team to build some traditional tales from the ground up! Will the story finish the way it does in legend, or will we build an alternate ending? All I have left to say is this is story telling the Fox Blocks way!

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: World Wonders

Through the course of history, mankind has build some impressive structures. Some, like the Great Pyramids of Egypt are still with us today... others, like the Colossus of Rhodes and Hanging Gardens of Babylon were reduced to rubble a long time ago. This term, as we build recreations of World Wonders we will discover the highs and lows of civilization through great feats of construction, temples, statues, towers, bridges, and tombs. Come along and fill your mind with wonder!

C-Zone: Rolling into Robotics

This term we head into the computer age! Thanks to the programmable brick by Lego, we will be able to build, and program, a robot to take simple instructions. We will learn how to program commands into the special brick and incorporate these instructions into the robots we build. This term-long project will engage the mind and stretch the imagination into the future of robotics.

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(Crn Barton St & South Pine Rd)
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