In this unit of lessons, students are asked to create a fun and engaging sideshow game that could be used at a school fete or fair to raise money for a good cause.  Throughout these lessons, students go through all the stages of planning how to design and build their game, as well as calculating a budget and accounting for the profits and losses ... Read more »

Tuning in

A tuning in activity helps students to define and focus on the issues they will be dealing with in the unit of work.

  1. My Sustainable STEM Sideshow – Sustainable Design – Design and Technology – Years 5 to 8
    My Sustainable STEM Sideshow – Sustainable Design – Design and Technology – Years 5 to 8

Finding Out

Students will need to obtain more information about the issues they are going to investigate. They can identify questions of interest and research these either in small groups or on their own. Once information is gathered, it can be shared using chosen communication methods e.g. short presentations. Students can continue finding out by completing a range of investigations, including gathering data. They use appropriate methods to present and communicate what they have found out.

  1. My Sustainable STEM Sideshow – Probability – Mathematics – Years 5 to 8
    My Sustainable STEM Sideshow – Probability – Mathematics – Years 5 to 8
  2. My Sustainable STEM Sideshow – Gravity and Energy – Science – Years 5 to 8
    My Sustainable STEM Sideshow – Gravity and Energy – Science – Years 5 to 8
  3. My Sustainable STEM Sideshow – Profit and Loss – Mathematics – Years 5 to 8
    My Sustainable STEM Sideshow – Profit and Loss – Mathematics – Years 5 to 8