DEC Scan Journal : May 2013
Related texts: • ABC Splash, Watch, listen play • Bush toys: Aboriginal children at play by Claudia Haagen • Christmas at the toy museum by David Lucas • Free films (many languages) • Junk castle by Robin Klein • Kids learn how toys work at the Long Island Science Center’s Toy Tech Show • The Lorax by Dr Seuss & ebook • The magnificent tree by Nick Bland & Stephen Michael King • Make a toy car out of a plastic bottle- recycle-re-use-Africa • Minton series by Anna Fienberg • Museum of Childhood: interactive virtual tour • Tele-Story presents: Pinocchio Reviews: Lost in the toy museum: an adventure LUCAS, David Walker, UK, 2011 ISBN 9781406332063 Inspired by the author’s boyhood visits to the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, London, this highly detailed picture book relates events on the night that the toys break with their nightly tradition. Instead of simply coming alive for roll call, the toys take off in a practical joke of hide and seek. Bunting, the old toy cat with a very English demeanour, sets off to find them, believing they are lost. Lucas has scattered amusing museum signage through these dark pages, giving students plenty of discovery points for discussion. This resource could support outcome ST1-5WT in Working technologically. I . McLean USER LEVEL: Early Stage 1 Stage 1 SCIS 1541688 The magnificent tree BLAND, Nick & KING, Stephen Michael Scholastic, NSW, 2012 Excerpt of full review in Scan ... The concepts underpinning this engaging picture book could demonstrate scientific principles. Students may be able to show how a hypothesis can be applied and a problem solved by adopting the technique of cause and effect to predict outcomes. Gathering students’ background knowledge of time and seasons would help to deepen their understanding of the sequence of events in this clever story... S . Rasaiah Teaching and learning opportunities: • Investigate types of toys and the materials used to make toys throughout history. Include Indigenous toys and games. • Collate information on a timeline on the IWB, and add new facts. • Choose a moving toy and research the materials used and the force needed to make it move. Write an explanation of the design components. • Create a class toy museum and classify toys according to the way they move, what they are made of, age, or any other commonalities. • Design and make a toy from recycled material. Draw a labelled diagram and write the procedure used. Add toys to the museum for viewing. Professional resources: • Bush toys Artlink • Children’s toys, toys of the past, toys of today Topics online magazine • Explore Indigenous Australian objects Australian Museum • Make your own kids toys (PinterestWhoknew? Tips) • Recycled art & toy bazaar! Indigo Arts • Resource reviews • Reverse Garbage • Toys from trash Arvind Gupta Designing: • B RUSHter • Kids’ vid • Open clipart Exploring context: • Australian designers at work • Kids design challenge • Primary Connections Australian Curriculum springboard Design a toy for a class museum Working technologically: Stage 1 Years 1–2 Outcome: This resource package could support: ST1-5WT A student: uses a structured design process, everyday tools, materials, equipment and techniques to produce solutions that respond to identified needs and wants. NSW syllabus for the Australian curriculum Science K–10 (incorporating Science and Technology K–6) syllabus NSW DEC teachers advice, support and resources at AC – NSW syllabuses for the Australian Curriculum.