Travelling through a rainforest

 
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Lead designerElaine Chew

 
In this 30 hour module, learners imagine themselves as a travel blogger planning a once in a lifetime trip to a rainforest. Fascinated by what they might find when they get there, this module is a mix of researching the unknown, purposefully asking why, and communicating effectively along the way. Concepts explored include explaining the science behind the rainforest climate, gaining a deeper understanding of communicating proportion using fractions and charts, and how to research without plagiarizing. The module culminates with an exciting journey into coding the perfect website to reach their followers! This is the perfect module to scientists, fledgling journalists and everyone in between.
DeliveryLive online
Duration
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30hr course
Ages 10 - 11
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Learners will understand that the water cycle and plant transportation play a role in rainforest climate; critical reading is essential for good research; and text features can be used for effective communication.
Learners will be able to effectively reference their sources when writing informatively; and use statistics to communicate the scale of a problem.
Learners become more aware of the interdependence of humans and the natural world
Learning outcomes

Maths and Science

  • Recognise the importance of the water cycle
  • Identify and explain the plant transport system
  • Reading and interpreting pie charts
  • Show an understanding of habitats

Language and Literacy

  • Selecting relevant information factual texts
  • Critical reading and developing questions to guide research
  • Organise and express ideas in writing

Technology, Innovation and the Arts

  • Work with HTML5 to create a mobile friendly factbook on rainforests
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Duration

Modules can be delivered in short or long formats

Each module can be delivered in formats of 3 hours a day, or 1.5 hours a day. Importantly, our modules are carefully designed to ensure that even in the 3 hour format, children have a maximum exposure time of 2.5 hours total screen time per day, with a limit of 40 minutes in any one continuous block.

To find out more about how we structure our lesson engagement to foster independence and protect the eyes of our little ones, have a look at our sample camp timetable.

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