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Koalas - threatened species


Age range: 8-10 years

Curriculum links:
C2C Science Year 4 Unit 2 - Ready, set, grow!
C2C Visual Arts Band 5-6 - The animal within

Borobi the blue koala is the official mascot of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. As a koala, Borobi represents many of the threatened species in Australia. The following activities support students to research and raise awareness amongst their peers about local threatened species. It also provides information about how to create a digital multimodal presentation.

These resources can also be used as a stimulus for the Visual Arts unit The animal within. Students can investigate an animal and its environment to plan and make a sculptural artwork inspired by their researched ideas.

Science activity:Research local vulnerable and endangered species Microsoft® Word document931K

Teacher resource:Creating digital multimodal presentations Microsoft® Word document706K

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Counting and comparing numbers

Age range: 7-9 years

Curriculum links: C2C Maths Year 3 Unit 4 - Counting and comparing numbers

This activity uses Commonwealth Games data to provide students with opportunities to count and compare based on concepts associated with place value.

In the activity on long jump, students may benefit from seeing how far they and their peers can jump. Students could measure and mark out the distances they can jump in the playground.

When they mark out the huge distances Commonwealth athletes can jump, it will amaze them!

Maths activity:Counting and comparing Microsoft® Word document871K

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