Collaboratively design and create shelters that meet cost, location and purpose specifications.
Who’s shelter will survive the harshest elements?
In this 90-minute ‘survival skill’ adventure, students apply their STEM, budgeting and teamwork skills. Groups will be competing to see who can build the most sturdy shelter tested against the elements of Hurricane Supreme. Using activities that link their mathematics, design, communicative and negotiation skills, students make design decisions by evaluating each alternatives potential costs and benefits. Students are challenged to develop lateral and critical thinking skills as part of a team to develop a shelter where they can all find safety. By adjusting this incursion to suit your focus needs, our qualified teachers will guide all students through each learning activity, prompting them to observe, investigate, communicate, and reflect along the way.
Scope of Learning Outcomes
Together we’ll select the learning outcomes that best suit your class and grade level curriculum requirements.
- Identify and practice various team roles and accept responsibility as part of a team and team leader
- Apply various collaborative problem-solving approaches to achieve team goals
- Identify key construction elements of various shelters
- Understand the basics of construction and design
- Application of economic and business concepts related to consumer needs and rights, and making and evaluating economic/business decisions.
- Discuss the importance of collaboration in the ‘real world’ and how good teams work together
- Practice budgeting and math problem-solving exercises to solve critical challenges
- Apply knowledge of economic and business concepts in a practical situation
- Use of various construction materials to build shelters
- Communicate and discuss various observations and make conclusions
- Apply logic, planning and positive reinforcement in achieving set team goals.
Incursion Information & Requirements
- Duration – 90 minutes. This will be structured around your bell times
- Group size – 44 students maximum per session
- Space requirements – An outside school area is required
- Parking- Onsite parking is essential. Please provide us with the address of nearest gate access
- Equipment requirements – Onsite access. Parking near fences, trees and/or play equipment. 2 tables
- Booking requirements – A minimum 75% deposit is required within 7 days of booking the incursion
- Inclement weather plan – Select an alternate incursion that can be applied in case of poor weather
- Setup time – We will arrive one hour before the start time to set up
- Teacher presence – Teachers must be present during the session.
Our qualified teachers design all incursions to be adaptive and differentiated so that each learning outcome aligns with Victorian, and Australian Curriculum requirements.
Cannot See Your Focus Links?
Should your curriculum or key learning area not be listed here, please give us a call. One of our qualified teachers would be happy to make the adjustments required to meet your needs.