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 development adventure, students apply their STEM, budgeting and teamwork skills as they compete 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 learn about various human-made and natural shelters and discover why they are built the way they are. Students are challenged to develop lateral and critical thinking skills as part of a team to develop a shelter they all find safety in.
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. Examples include;
- Identify and describe the basic principles of teamwork.
- 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 budgeting and maths skills.
- Discuss prior knowledge of construction and weather.
- Practice budgeting and mathematical problem-solving exercises to solve critical challenges.
- 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 – 42 students maximum per session (approximately).
- Space requirements – An outside school area is required
- Equipment requirements – Onsite access. Parking near fences, trees and/or play equipment. 1 table
- Booking requirements – A minimum 75% deposit made 7 days before the date of booking.
- 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 have designed all incursions to be adaptive and differentiated so that each learning outcome aligns with Victorian, New South Wales 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.