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Activity Challenges
Years 3-4, National Science Curriculum Level 2

What is the purpose of the Activity Challenges?
  To get students interested in and working on a series of sciences activities
    As the activities are well within the capability of average students, they:
       • encourage student initiative
       • provide a tangible reward (certificate with stickers)
       • don't involve teachers in a lot of extra work
How does it work?
    Students choose one of four topic sheets:
       • Pondering on Plants (The Living World)
       • Tantalising Toys (The Physical World)
       • World of Water (The Material World)
       • Weather Watch (Planet Earth and Beyond)
    Stickers are placed by the teacher on the activity sheet once it is completed by the student
    A certificate is given once all activities are completed
When can students do the activities?
    They can be done at school and home
    4-6 weeks per activity sheet is recommended
How much help should students be given?
    The activities are designed for Years 3-4 and most should be able to work on them by themselves
    Offer praise and occassionally some advice if there are problems
    Encourage students to use a variety of sources to get information
What about the less able/very able students?
    There is a varied menu of activities on each sheet to choose from
What does it cost?
    Students pay for their sheets to their school Science coordinator
    Home schoolers please email Nick Atkins to sort out individual orders
    Costs are listed on the Order Form

 


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