Jesse learns the basics of SCUBA diving at his local pool before heading out into the ocean. What are some differences between snorkelling and SCUBA diving? Why is it important to get the equipment set up properly? What kind of creatures might you see in a coral reef in Australia?
Em gives us some tips and information on how to reduce waste. What is landfill? What do the three R's stand for? What are some things people in the community are doing to reduce the amount of waste ending up in landfill? How can you reduce the amount of waste you produce in your house?
Make your own funny, clucking chicken puppet. You will need a paper coffee cup, glue, a skewer, string, paper clip, tape, scissors, a small piece of cloth and anything you'd like to decorate your chicken.
Dujuan's teacher reads to the class about the arrival of Captain Cook from the 'Australia Book' (printed in 1952). Later, Dujuan notes that the history he learns from his culture is told in Aboriginal language, not English. Why is it important to look at history from multiple perspectives? What kind of message is sent to young Aboriginal people when they are only exposed to history at school written by English speaking, non Aboriginal Australians? Discuss the footage from the old newsreel, how d
Why is it important for Dujuan to visit Sandy Bore? What kind of education does he receive when he is at his Grandma's homeland? How could Dujuan's school support the education he receives from his Grandma and show recognition of the importance of this place for him? Why is it so important to Dujuan's Grandma that her language of Arrente is passed down to future generations?
The teacher is a little flustered and lacks confidence reading the dreaming story to Dujuan and his classmates. How could she improve in her delivery of this story? How could the students be more engaged during this story telling?
Dujuan's new school encourages the learning and speaking of local Aboriginal language. How can this help connections between children and their culture? What other benefits can arise from taking this approach to teaching?
Jack finds out how horses can help people's mental health through equine assisted psychotherapy.
Learn all about this prehistoric looking, flightless bird that can stand over 2 metres tall. Where do cassowaries live? What is the purpose of the helmet, called a casque, on the cassowary’s head? Why are cassowaries important for the environment? Why do you think are they an endangered species?
Mountain explorer Sir Edmund Hilary's life was saved by his sherpa Tenzig Norgay on their way to reaching the top of Mt Everest in 1953. But has Norgay ever received the recognition he deserved? What obstacles did they face on their way up the mountain? Where is Mt Everest?
The Odd Squad agents make a venn diagram of games that can be played indoors and outdoors to find a game the band members both like. With a partner; each make a list of 8 games you like playing or activities you like to do for fun, then compare your lists and write out the data in a venn diagram. How many games did you both put on your list? How many games were on one list only?
The Odd Squad agents make a Venn diagram with three circles to figure out which animal can swim, fly and walk on land.
The Odd Squad have to solve a word problem to unlock the door. Which keywords do they listen for to change the word problem into an equation? What are some other operations other than addition and subtraction? Write three of your own addition word problems and get a friend to solve them
The Odd Squad have to calm down the monster by yodelling while Omar solves a word problem to open the locked door. What key words did Omar listen for to figure out how to solve the problem? Write three word problems that use multiplication for a friend and see if they can solve them using numerical equations.
The Odd Squad have to save the van by solving one last word problem. What key words did Opal listen for to figure out how to solve the problem? Write three word problems that use division for a friend and see if they can solve them using numerical equations.
Omar makes a table of the agents' badge numbers and notices all the agents who have odd numbers get pulled into the void. How do you know if a number is odd or even? Roll a dice 20 times and record the numbers in a table, how many odd numbers did you roll? How many even numbers did you roll?
The Odd Squad have to find a pumpkin that has a temperature of 20 degrees celsius. What do they use to measure temperature? What is another unit of measurement for temperature? When might we need to measure the temperature of something?
Jack hangs out with the Bondi Beach lifeguards and finds out what it takes to do this specialised job. He also gets some tips on how to stay safe if you find yourself in a rip while swimming.
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