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Week 13 Beginning 6th July

Transportation - Industries

This week - geography, DT and STEM activities.

LESSON 1: Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane?- Choose a major city from each continent and look at the population’s primary mode of public transport, e.g. rickshaws and Skytrain in Bangkok, Asia, the Tube in London, Europe etc. Create a fact-sheet showing each city’s most popular mode of transport and decide which is your favourite, providing reasons for your opinions.


LESSON 2: Creativity in the Underground- Many of the London Underground tube stations have their own unique, tiled designs. Think of your own London Underground tube station name and create a tile design to accompany it. You could simply draw the design in your sketch book using crayons, felt tips or paint. Alternatively, you may choose to represent the design in the form of a collage, cutting out your own tiles of paper, newspaper, magazines, cardboard, or whatever you have access to at home. Remember to tweet a photo of your design to @mv_primary #mvyear6.


LESSON 3: From Horse-Drawn Cart to Jumbo Jet - Select 10 modes of transport from throughout history using this link. Research the modes of transport and present them on a timeline, writing a description for each one, explaining what it was and who would have used it - bonus points for including the inventors!


LESSON 4: Make and Do - Make it Go! - Try this hover balloon activity! You will need the following equipment: CD, bottle top with push/pull closure, like those on some sports drinks or water bottles, blu-tack or glue and a balloon. Alternatively, you could have a go at creating a baking powder powered boat. You will need the following equipment: empty water bottle, baking powder, kitchen roll or tissue, scissors, straw, vinegar, sellotape. If you don’t have access to this equipment, you can watch and read about the experiments and can discuss with you their favourite, providing reasons for their opinions.


LESSON 5: Terrific transport - Design your own mode of transport and then create an information leaflet all about it. Think about how it works, what it looks like and safety procedures whilst on board. What destinations does the vehicle travel to and how long is travel time?


As an added bonus activity this week, here is a STEM learning opportunity: Watch this video about boat designs. Try creating your own boat designs and testing them. You might like to use something smaller and more waterproof than a bag of sugar for testing though!