Ages 11 to 14

The projects are designed to be low on resources and technology free. These are developed keeping the learning outcomes of the specified age group in mind. We have attempted to make the projects engaging and related to multiple subjects and learning. Each of the projects is across approximately a week for about an hour a day, these can help in contexts without online-schooling options or supplement it.

We intend for these projects to be adapted and contextualized to your context. Please do share feedback of student work and updated projects using the following link: Feedback Form

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NEED FOR SPEED (Level 3)

Learners will explore designing the fastest vehicles on the land, water and air through physics concepts. Learners will explore how vehicles move and related regulations, before making their own dream vehicle

LEADING QUESTION:

Can you make your own transportation vehicle?

Total Time Required:
~ 5 hours over 5 days
Self-guided / Supervised activity:
Supervised (Medium)
Subjects:
Social Sciences, Science, Art and Design
Resources Required
Medium
football
Football for Thought (Level 3)

The project teaches some basics around football encompassing Physical Education and Nutrition and using simple Math.

LEADING QUESTION:

What do I need to learn in order to form my dream football team?

Total Time Required:
~5 hours over 3 days
Self-guided / Supervised activity:
Supervised (Low)
Subjects:
Mathematics, Science, Physical Education
Resources Required
Low
tools
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOUSE (Level 3)

Learners will create a model of their dream house or room and learn about geometry and operations!

LEADING QUESTION:

How can we use shapes to build our dream house?

Total Time Required:
~ 6 hours in total over 5 days
Self-guided / Supervised activity:
Supervised (Medium)
Subjects:
Mathematics
Resources Required
Medium
heart
HEALTHY AND SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE (Level 3)

Learners will be introduced to recommendations on how to maintain physical and mental health, and then will be asked to implement those and monitor along the way

LEADING QUESTION:

Is my family leading a healthy and sustainable lifestyle?

Total Time Required:
~7 hours over 8 days
Self-guided / Supervised activity:
Supervised (Low)
Subjects:
Mathematics, Science
Resources Required
Low
shadows
SHADOW PLAY (LEVEL 3)

Learners will explore the qualities of light and shadows. They will create their own shadow theatre by illustrating part of their story, illustrating and cutting their own puppets and setting up the stage

LEADING QUESTION:

Can we create a show with shadows?

Total Time Required:
5 hours over 5 days
Self-guided / Supervised activity:
Supervised (Low)
Subjects:
Science, Literacy, Art and Design
Resources Required
Medium
sound
SOUNDING OUT MUSIC (Level 3)

Learners will explore sound and music exploring different types of sound making their own instruments and writing sound patterns.

LEADING QUESTION:

Can you make your own music?

Self-guided / Supervised activity:
Supervised (Low)
Subjects:
Mathematics, Science, Literacy
Resources Required
Medium
comic
DESIGN YOUR OWN COMIC BOOK (LEVEL 3)

Learners will design their own comic book or illustrated short story and learn about parts of speech

LEADING QUESTION:

Can you design your own comic book?

Total Time Required:
~4 hours over 3 days
Self-guided / Supervised activity:
Supervised (Low)
Subjects:
Mathematics, Literacy, Art and Design
Resources Required
Low
blueprint
DRAW AND CALCULATE LIKE AN ARCHITECT (Level 3)

Learners use body parts in scale drawing of floor plans and apply arithmetic operations to identify construction requirements.

LEADING QUESTION:

How can you draw floor plan sketches, calculate areas and the required building materials using only your body parts as measuring tools?

Total Time Required:
~6 hours over 4 days
Self-guided / Supervised activity:
Supervised (Medium)
Subjects:
Mathematics
Resources Required
Low