A managed term project is designed to be delivered to groups of Makers Empire school customers from all over Australia to maximise learning opportunities and provide scaffolding and support for teachers. Over the course of a term, teachers will explore a specific Challenge Course with students aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Not in Australia/the Southern hemisphere? Check out our managed projects for Makers Empire schools in America/the Northern hemisphere.
Managed term projects are FREE of charge for all Makers Empire school customers as they are included in the cost of an annual subscription to Makers Empire. Not yet a Makers Empire school customer? Check out our similar managed term pilots for schools.
Teachers in a managed term project will:
Makers Empire will run four group projects a year, corresponding with school terms. Each term will be focused on 1-2 specific challenge courses:
How can we prepare for and respond to problems caused by natural disasters such as bushfires, earthquakes, floods and volcanoes? Grade 3-6 students will develop an understanding about different types of natural disasters and create designs to help. This course aligns with UN Sustainable Development Goals #11 Sustainable Cities and Communities and #13 Climate Action.
What makes a structure strong? How many cars can a bridge hold? How tall can a tower be before it becomes unstable? How can we build things that stand the test of time? Grade 3-7 students will be challenged to think like architects and civil engineers and design strong, sustainable structures for a range of purposes. This course aligns with UN Sustainable Development Goal #11 Sustainable Cities & Communities.
How can we use the world’s resources in more sustainable ways in our everyday lives? Grade 3-6 students will learn about ways to help reduce waste by reusing and recycling. This course aligns with UN Sustainable Development Goals #11 Sustainable Cities and Communities and #12 Responsible Consumption and Production.
Celebrating Chinese Australians celebrates the contributions and achievements of the Chinese community in Australia. Grade 3-8 students learn about the history of Chinese people in Australia and explore their contributions. Students respond to videos by completing quizzes and tutorials. Students are asked to create a design celebrating diversity and multiculturalism, which becomes their entry into a national competition.
How can you keep your mind and your body well? What can you do to improve your well being? How can you help others? This Challenge Course explores strategies for keeping our minds and bodies healthy and asks grade 3-6 students to design solutions that contribute to healthy happy communities. This challenge course aligns with UN Sustainable Development Goal #3: Good Health and Well-being.
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