This is a fantastic way to get your students writing in the report format of transnational writing. No more boring animal reports.One of the key aspects is that kids are only limited by their imagination. No more laborious research that put many of our students off, especially boys.
Scenario - Earth is dying. Its core is weakening and playing havoc on earth’s weather and living conditions. Plants and animals can no longer live outside and are having to be grown indoors. Because of this there is a worldwide food shortage. It is predicted that within 100 years earth will no longer be habitable, and the human race will die out.
Your mission is to design, and report on, a spaceship that can be used to find humans a new planet.
Full detail and criteria on sheet. (New Zealand Unit Plan included)