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Latest Lesson Plans

DOLLS HOUSE CHALLENGE
By: Diana Harris
Grade/s: 1, 2, K
Subject/s: English, Mathematics, Science, Technologies
Format: Printable unit plan

This unit was designed for students who've newly arrived in Australia and who need to develop their English vocabulary of homes and furniture. 
SOLUTIONS FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE
By: Tina Nesbitt & Kelly Blandford
Grade/s: 6, 7
Subject/s: English, Science, Technologies
Format: Printable unit plan

Students will design a 3D printed unique and personalised solution to a problem for an elderly person. 
GARDEN CHARACTERS
By: April Bird
Grade/s: 2
Subject/s: Technologies
Format: Printable unit plan

Character design to engage students in writing literacy texts. Learning about the design process prior to making.  The students will be engaged in the creative process and they learn best when the learning is hands on.
BIRDS AND BEAKS AND WHAT THEY EAT.
By: Tina McPherson/Angie Harvie
Grade/s: 5, 6
Subject/s: English, Mathematics, Science, Technologies
Format: Printable unit plan

Look at local birds and their beak adaptations. Use the internet and books for research. Students take photos and observation notes about bird beak shapes and diets and determine whether there are similarities between beak type of birds and diet amongst different types of birds in their local area. Students design a replica of different beak types in 3D using Makers Empire.
INSECTS OF THE FUTURE
By: Amy Curyer, Danni Gericke, Hajnalka Molloy
Grade/s: 1, K
Subject/s: English, Mathematics, Science, Technologies
Format: Printable unit plan

All living things have basic needs for their survival.
TOTEM TOPPERS
By: Alischa Handley
Grade/s: 3
Subject/s: History, Mathematics, Technologies
Format: Printable unit plan

Students will design a pencil topper that makes their pencil easily identifiable and unique.  Their design will represent themselves using their knowledge of symbols, totems or emblems.

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Makers Empire News / 11 Oct 18

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Makers Empire News / 10 Oct 18

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Makers Empire News / 13 Sep 18

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