Technology

Technology education programmes

My City / My House

NE - Year 2

Science Alive can offer two construction programmes for junior classes. Using Duplo blocks and vehicles students explore the requirements for a city or a family home. 

Nature of Science L1 & 2
Technology Practice L1 & 2
Technology Knowledge L1 & 2
Nature of Technology L1

Bee Bot Robotics

NE - Year 2

Create, develop and test simple robotics programs with our new Bee-Bots.

Nature of Science L1 & 2
Technology Knowledge L1 & 2
Nature of Technology L1 & 2

 

 

Simple Machines

NE - Year 2

Pulleys, gears, wheels and levers.  Explore them all in this fun hands-on programme.

Nature of Science L1 & 2
Physical World L1 & 2
Technology Knowledge L1
Nature of Technlogy L1

Hot Wheels

Year 3 & 4

Learn about wheels, gears and pulleys in this fun building programme from Science Alive! We have updated our Hot Wheels programme utilising new LEGO motors.  During the  session students investigate the shape of wheels and how gears and pulleys can be used to transfer turning forces.

Nature of Science L3 & 4
Physical World L3 & 4
Technology Practise L2 & 3
Technology Knowledge L2 & 3
Nature of Technology L2

Super Structures

Year 3 - 6

Working in pairs, students design and build strong, safe structures with K’NEX. Construct a windmill, castle or a flying fox.

Nature of Science L3 & 4
Physical World L3 & 4
Technology Practice L2 & 3
Technology Knowledge L2

Introduction to Robotics

Year 3 - 10

Working with Lego Mindstorms NXT students build a simple powered vehicle and program it to complete a series of challenges.

Nature of Science L3 & 4
Physical World L2 & 4
Technology Practise L3 & 4
Technology Knowledge L3 & 4
Nature of Technology L3 to 5

Bridge Builders

Year 5 - 8

Working in pairs, using K’NEX, students take on the challenge of designing and constructing bridges to meet specific requirements.

Nature of Science L3 & 4
Physical World L2 & 4
Technology Practise L2 & 3
Technology Knowledge L2
Nature of Technology L2

Mechanisms in Action

Year 5 - 8

Using Lego, students will investigate simple mechanisms to create machines to solve a design problem.

Nature of Science L3 & 4
Physical World L2 & 4
Technology Practice L2 & 3
Technology Knowledge L2
Nature of Technology L3

Robotics 2.0

Year 5 - 10

Build on experiences from Introduction to Robotics. Students work with new sensors and complete more advanced challenges.

Nature of Science L3 & 4
Physical World L2 & 4
Technology Practice L3 & 4
Technology Knowledge L3 & 4
Nature of Technology L3 to 5