SCINEMA 2020: Student Workshop 1

Best for: R-3 students (but adaptable for all)

Welcome to the first SCINEMA Student Workshop of 2020. This session is designed for you to complete with your classes. There is a video to watch that directs students through the activities and a teachers’ resource pack for you to follow along.

This first workshop is designed for students in Reception to Year 3 however it can easily be adapted for all year groups. The film is suitable for all ages.

In this workshop, we will be watching an episode of ABC’s How Deadly which was submitted as part of this year’s SCINEMA International Science Film Festival. We will explore the features of Australian native animals and investigate the features that make them so well suited to living here.

You can watch the workshop with your students and download the teachers’ pack below, you just have to be logged in.

What students will learn:

  • All must be able to state the basic needs for life and state some visible features of animals
  • Most should be able to describe why native animals have certain features that make them well suited to where they live
  • Some could be able to predict where an animal might live depending on its features

Each student will need:

  • A sheet of blank paper
  • Pens or pencils
  • Lined paper/jotter for writing
  • Questions from the teacher resource pack

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Video Length: 26:00

Sponsored by Toyota Community Trust.

Upcoming virtual student workshops

Workshop 2 will be available from Monday 27 July 2020 and will be targetted to students in years 4-6.

Again, this workshop is easily adaptable for all year groups and the film is suitable for any age.

Get Involved

Find out some other ways which you, your students, and your schools can get involved in SCINEMA International Science Film Festival:

  • HOST A SCINEMA SCREENING – Organise your own SCINEMA festival watch party throughout August and you will get access to all of this years playlists, including the full education playlists and activities. Register here.
  • PARTICIPATE IN SCINEMA JUNIOR – if your students are interested in science videos, you can encourage them to create their own and submit it into next years SCINEMA Film Festival. Find out how here.
  • GET LAST YEARS RESOURCES – If you can’t wait until August for the full resource packs from this year, you can access a selection from last year here.

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