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Latest Lesson Plans

ENTREPRENEUR PILOT PROJECT
By: Carly Osborn
Grade/s: 4, 5, 6
Subject/s: English, Mathematics, Technologies
Format: Printable unit plan

Students will use the Design Thinking cycle to identify a problem or need, design, prototype and test a product and then pitch it to classmates. 
MARMADUKE'S EPIC FLIGHT
By: Carly Osborn
Grade/s: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, K
Subject/s: Art & Music, English, Geography, History, Technologies
Format: Printable single lesson

100 years ago, the first-ever aeroplane flew from England to Australia. Marmaduke the mascot hitched a ride and now he wants to do it again. Students will learn about the historical flight and create their own Marmaduke mascot. 
GAME ON!
By: Mandi Dimitriadis
Grade/s: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, K
Subject/s: Art & Music, Technologies
Format: Printable single lesson

Every year on November 19th, people around the world celebrate one of the most famous board games on International Play Monopoly Day.
AUSTRALIA'S "BIG THINGS"
By: Myf Spencer-Smith
Grade/s: 2, 3
Subject/s: Art & Music, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Technologies
Format: Printable unit plan

As we explore Australia, we see many 'Big Things' that are landmarks for tourists. In this unit, students use an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture to design a 'Big Thing' for a location based on a dreamtime story.
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. 

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Makers Empire News / 19 Sep 19

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Makers Empire News / 31 Aug 19

How Grade 5 Canadian Students Helped People with Disabilities using 3D Printing

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How a Veteran Teacher Helps Students Succeed & Develop Persistence with 3D Printing

Makers Empire News / 23 Aug 19

How a Veteran Teacher Helps Students Succeed & Develop Persistence with 3D Printing

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