Teachers' Notes for Movers & Shakers Print E-mail
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MOVERS & SHAKERS.

Teacher's Notes © Timezones Curriculum Support Ltd. 2010

This interactive performance is aimed at all the years in Key Stage 2
The performance lasts around 1 hour, and looks at Earth Science and Geology
These notes give you an overview of the performance so that you can plan follow-up work is you want to.

BUT PLEASE DO NOT LET YOUR CLASS KNOW THE CONTENT OF THE SHOW IN ADVANCE


WHAT HAPPENS IN THE WORKSHOP:

Twenty years in the future, the children of your school are planetary engineers, constructing a new world. To improve their job skills their future boss has travelled back in time to give them a lesson now, while they are still at school.
This is a fun play for children to watch and participate in as planet-builders in training. They examine different geological phenomena and help to figure out what makes the world work by conducting a series of bizarre scientific experiments.


'VOLUNTEER ATOMS’

have to stick together to make molecules, and then demonstrate the three forms of matter; Solid, Liquid and Gas. They also show how temperature and pressure can change matter from one form to another.


'VOLUNTEER ROCKS'

demonstrate some of the differences between the three ‘families’ of rock; Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic. The audience then tries to identify real rock samples.


'TECTONIC PLATES'

demonstrate the movement of the Earth’s surface, and how it is constantly being renewed.


'TWO CITIES'

show how earthquakes are caused by plates moving against each other.


'THE BRAIN VOLCANO'

shows what causes volcanoes.


'THE FOSSIL'

demonstrates one way in which fossils are formed.  This demonstration uses a brave volunteer with a bucket on their head, and a considerable amount of porridge!

 


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Our projects are designed to enhance your delivery of the curriculum. Children often remember the activities we use to illustrate topics for many years, so you can build on our visit by linking class work to the activities we do.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 August 2011 13:49
 
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