We work with Stage 3 students to explore the principles of sustainability including waste reduction, low-waste construction and a consideration of environmentally sensitive design.

We’re currently running four regular workshops for Stage 3 classes: Space Station – Andy Thomas, Steampunk Marionette, Shelter Shelter and e-Waste Scuplture.

Through these syllabus-aligned workshops, children in Year 5 and Year 6 will be challenged not only to innovate, design and construct, but also to consider the environmental and social impact of materials, products and processes.

 

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SPACE STATION – ANDY THOMAS

Spend some time making your way around the solar system! Working in teams, students use industrial off-casts and e-waste materials to construct a space station, satellites, a lunar model and rockets. Students are challenged to consider the requirements for life in space as well as the opportunities offered by zero gravity as they design and construct their space module without the use of tape or glue.

Duration: 90 minutes
Venue: your place or ours
Age:
designed for Stage 3 students (but can be adapted to other year levels if required)
Capacity: maximum 30 students (or 1x class)
Price: $10 per student (+GST)
NSW Syllabus links: ST3- 8ESST3-14BE, ST3-5WT, ST3-2VA, VA3.2

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STEAMPUNK MARIONETTES

Bring the traditional craft of puppet-making into the 21st century. Students invent their own characters and then bring them to life using a wide variety of waste materials. Students will develop design and construction problem solving skills with re-used materials and communicate their procedures.

Duration: 90 minutes
Venue: your place or ours
Age:
designed for Stage 3 students (but can be adapted to other year levels if required)
Capacity: maximum 30 students (or 1x class)
Price: $10 per student (+GST)
NSW Syllabus links: HT3-1, HT3-2, EN3-5B, DRAS3.1, DRAS3.2, DRAS3.3VA3.2, ST3-5WT

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SHELTER SHELTER

Make: Challenge yourself to design and build shelters in the context of real-world issues including climate, geography and access to resources. Students will work in teams to come up with solutions for specific environments and construct models using waste materials. They will develop construction skills and techniques as they increase their awareness of social and environmental factors affecting housing.

Duration: 90 minutes
Venue: your place or ours
Age:
designed for Stage 3 students (but can be adapted to other year levels if required)
Capacity: maximum 30 students (or 1x class)
Price: $10 per student (+GST)
NSW Syllabus links: ST3-14BE, ST3-10LW, ST3-13MWST3-5WT

Book a Shelter Shelter workshop

E-WASTE SCULPTURE

Learn the secrets of contemporary sculptors and turn waste into wonderful works of art. Students will be guided to create their own three-dimensional works through a process of experimentation with broken electrical and electronic items and other discards. The environmental and social results of the rate of change in technology will be discussed as students develop skills and techniques in material manipulation and experimentation.

Duration: 90 minutes
Venue: your place or ours
Age:
designed for Stage 3 students (but can be adapted to other year levels if required)
Capacity: maximum 30 students (or 1x class)
Price: $10 per student (+GST)
NSW Syllabus links: ST3-5WTST3-16P, VAS3.2

Book an e-Waste Sculpture workshop