Gold Rush STEM BUNDLE. Colonial Australia.

Gold Rush STEM BUNDLE. Colonial Australia.
Gold Rush STEM BUNDLE. Colonial Australia.
Gold Rush STEM BUNDLE. Colonial Australia.
Gold Rush STEM BUNDLE. Colonial Australia.
Gold Rush STEM BUNDLE. Colonial Australia.
Gold Rush STEM BUNDLE. Colonial Australia.
Gold Rush STEM BUNDLE. Colonial Australia.
Gold Rush STEM BUNDLE. Colonial Australia.
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  1. Follow the design process to design and build a working model of a windlass; a common miming technique used during the gold rushes. You will receive:Student work booklet (see below for details)Poster of a windlassKWL ChartOral Presentation guide and checklist so students can confidently share their
  2. Follow the design process to design and build a working model of a whip: a common miming technique used during the gold rushes. You will receive:Student work booklet (see below for details)Poster of a windlassKWL ChartOral Presentation guide and checklist so students can confidently share their work
  3. Follow the design process to design and build a model of a wattle and daub hut; a common housing structure used during the gold rushes. You will receive:Student work booklet (see below for details)Poster of a windlassKWL ChartOral Presentation guide and checklist so students can confidently share th
  4. Research project booklet about the gold rushes. In the booklet you will find:Part one: Identifying inquiry questionsPart two: Locating historical sourcesPart three: Answering your questions using RAPSPart four: Developing your multimodal presentationAssessment rubric x 2 (project content and present
Bundle Description

Follow the design process to design and build working models of two common mining techniques and a typical housing structure used during the gold rushes. You will also receive my Gold Rush Research Project.

For each of the three STEM projects, you will receive:

  • Student work booklet (see below for details)
  • Posters of a windlass, whip and wattle and daub hut
  • KWL Chart
  • Oral Presentation guide and checklist so students can confidently share their work
  • Assessment Rubric for the oral presentation

Please see each product individually for a full description of their contents and a preview.

Student Workbooks. Each section has a checklist to help keep students on track.

The workbook comes in two formats: Option 1 shows an illustration of the focus object. Option 2 hides the key part of the illustration and provides a written description instead.

Work book contents

  • Front Cover
  • Pg 1: Task, description of the mining technique and materials list
  • Pg 2: Background research
  • Pg 3/4: Students design their model
  • Pg 5/6: Construction (paste in photographs of building process)
  • Pg 7: Evaluation (students evaluate their model)
  • Pg 8: SWOT Analysis
  • Pg 9: Procedure Text: students draft a procedure text explaining how to build their model
  • Pg 10: Extension options for those students wanting to continue the design process: redesign, reconstruct, re-evaluate, final copy of procedural text and four STEM related extension ideas.

**Note: some pages are left blank intentionally to provide students with extra room to show their thinking and designs.

Resources needed for these STEM projects:

Ultimately you will decide what materials your students will have access to. Students may even be able to bring in some materials of their own. But as a minimum, students will need access to the following:

  • student work booklet (print as either A4 or A5)
  • adhesive (hot glue gun)
  • rope (string)
  • rocks/small stones
  • bark
  • base boards
  • timber (pop sticks or twigs)
  • leather (calico or scrap material)
  • metal (stiff yet bendable wire)
  • stationary (pencils, paper, ruler, scissors etc)
  • drill with small drill bit (optional)

**Please check the materials lists on each product description.

Related Resources:

Gold Rush STEM: The Windlass

Gold Rush STEM: The Whip

Gold Rush STEM: Wattle and Daub Hut

Gold Rush Research Project

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Permission is granted to reproduce pages specifically for teacher or student use, but only by the original purchaser or licensee. The reproduction of this product for any other use is prohibited.

Illustrations are by JBirdEdu, unless otherwise stated.

Photos and clipart are public domain and are from www.pixabay.com

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