The Dragon Dilemma Week 3
Our adventure so far
You have found a mysterious dragon egg. You have researched into dragons and predicted what you think your dragon might look like.
You looked closely at your dragon egg and discovered that there is a note! It's a note from the dragon's mother, explaining that she had to leave them there as their home was being destroyed by an evil wizard! She knew she could trust you with her dragon and asked that you take care of them. She will return once their home is safe again. You learnt all about teeth and how to keep your baby dragon's teeth healthy and strong.
You are going to learn about food chains so that you know what to feed your dragon when they come out of their egg! You're also going to create your very own moving mother dragon using levers and mechanisms so that when your baby dragon hatches, it will feel like their real mother is there!
Check out your 2Dos on Purple Mash for some fun food chain games!
Day 1 - Interpreting Food Chains
Today we're going to learn about the different scientific vocabulary that we need to know to help us with food chains. Go through the PowerPoint below and watch the BBC Bitesize video. Then, can you write down the meaning of the following words. You may want to use dictionaries or google to help you! Once you've found all the meanings, make sure you keep this with you as you can refer back to it when completing future activities.
Day 2 - Creating Food Chains
Using what you learnt yesterday, and the Day 2 PowerPoints below, you're going to create your very own food chains! Using the images below for ideas, create your own food chain. You could do this using just pictures, just words or pictures and words! Then, complete the challenge cards and see how many different food chains you can make.
Day 3 - Food Chains
Today, you're going to take everything you have learnt about food chains to complete the following worksheets!
Challenge: Can you create a leaflet or a poster that explains food chains to children in KS1?
Day 4 - Moving Mother Dragon
Today we're going to start a design and technology project! You're going to create your very own moving mother dragon using levers and mechanisms so that when your baby dragon hatches, it will feel like their real mother is there!
For this project, you will need:
Follow the instructions below to create your moving mother dragon!
Day 5 - Evaluation
When we've created something, it's always important to reflect on our work so that we can improve what we have done in the future. Don't worry if you made mistakes along the way! This is what helps us to learn.
Can you answer the following evaluation questions of your product? Remember to answer honestly and in full sentences.