Hawker Brownlow Education

Gear Up! Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Activities, Years 3-6

Author: Sandra Bishop

Availability: In Stock

Code: 6137

ISBN: 9781740254113

No of Pages: 80

Publish date: 10/11/2014

Price: $24.95


Gear Up! Science, Technology, Engineering
& Mathematics Activities
will help guide students in the primary to middle years levels as
they further develop their understanding of STEM concepts. This book has been
written as a sequel to Gears: Science, Technology,
Engineering & Mathematics Activities
and can be used with Australian Curriculum: Mathematics, Science and Technology
instruction at the years 3 to 6 level. Gear
adds further investigation tasks requiring the students to revise basic
skills and reinforce the notion of action/reaction, force and movement.

The lessons form an
integrated unit of study, and have an extensive list of skills and outcomes
based on Australian Curriculum content. They no only reinforce basic concepts
of physics, but also encourage creativity, allowing children to let their
imaginations run wild. The length of the lessons varies according to the
content and extent to which you, the teacher, wish to pursue a particular
notion. Some lessons may take a few hours to complete, while others may take a
whole session. 

The lessons begin
with the students sharing their prior knowledge and moving towards
investigating the gears, researching them, pulling them apart and seeing them
in a “real life” context. From there, the students develop their own models,
write instructions for constructing those models and develop a kit to market

The lessons plans in Gear
are based on Gears! Gears! Gears!®, manufactured by Learning
Resources®. Sets of the Gears! Gears! Gears!® product are
necessary to make full use of the activities within Gear Up!