Lessons for years 9 and 10

Overview

This page contains engaging lesson plans that can be used to create a gender neutral learning environment.

The 'Green Packaging' and 'Collisions and Biomechanics' lessons are ones that were specifically written for The GiST and includes Girls in Focus recommendations. 

A selection of lessons have had Girls in Focus recommendations added. 

The other lessons on this page are considered to be relevant STEM approaches which you may use to apply the Seven Principles for Gender Inclusive Lessons. 

Suggested lessons

Habitat For Hollow Dwelling Species

Habitat for hollow-dwelling species

Students working in groups are given the task to design and build: • a camera monitoring device to observe the types of animals who inhabit the reserve • an appropriate artificial habitat for one of the identified species.

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Create And Grow A Sustainable Garden

How do we create and grow a sustainable garden in the school?

Working in groups, the student’s task is to design and create a garden which will grow in a sustainable manner in a school environment so that it does not need attention during the holidays and weekends.

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Emergency Shelter For People

Emergency shelter for people

Working in groups, the student’s task is to design and build a secure, moveable and sustainable dwelling to help meet the need for short-term/emergency accommodation in Tasmania.

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Positive Power Solutions

Positive power solutions

In teams, the student’s task is to design a model of a renewable energy generator (e.g. wind turbine) complete with a demonstration video and an instruction manual.

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Minecraft Sustainable House

Minecraft Sustainable House

Students plan and build a sustainable house in Minecraft.

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Solar Oven Design Challenge

Solar Oven Design Challenge

Students design and build a solar oven using passive solar design principles.

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Climate Change

Climate Change

This STEM Careers Pack is design to teach students about making well reasoned judgements about empirical and ethical matters. Students explore the science of anthropogenic climate change, and whether we have a responsibilty to future generations.

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Lunar Lander

Lunar Lander

Students design and build a lunar landing module to ensure survival of the crew. They compare their model’s performance with an actual moon landing and take risk factors and budgeting into account.

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Gecko Tape

Gecko Tape

Students learn about nanotechnology and make and test ‘gecko tape’. They create their own design for new products.

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Water In The 21St Century

Water in the 21st Century

A STELR module design to engage students in learning about the Earth’s water resources and sustainable use of water. Includes inquiry-based and hands-on learning, and an exploration of careers in hydrological engineering.

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Algorithmic Thinking Simulation

Algorithmic Thinking: Simulation

A unit that introduces students to using computer-based mathematical simulations to investigate complex behaviours. Contexts are from games of chance, social science, optimal stopping and game theory.

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Humpback Whales What The Data Reveals

Deep blue: innovation for the future of our oceans

Select student activities related to the future of oceans that link to the Australian Curriculum for science, technologies, mathematics, and the arts.

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