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Week 3 - 15.06.20

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. 

This week... 

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. 


What Is A Food Chain? | The Dr. Binocs Show | Educational Videos For Kids

Learn everything about a food chain in detail with Dr. Binocs. Hey kids, learn interesting facts and details of food chain with Dr. Binocs. Come what may und...

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. 

Food Chains | Biology - Life Lessons

Suitable for teaching 7-11s. What are food chains? Using beautiful wildlife footage and simple diagrams, this clip provides an overview on how energy is tran...

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?

Food Chains Compilation: Crash Course Kids

Maybe you'd like to just hear about one topic for a while. We understand. So today, let's just watch some videos about how we get energy. And how one animal ...


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: 

  • Card, cardboard or paper (have a search through your recycle bin to see what you can find!)
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Split Pins 

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. 

  1. Did you measure carefully so as to make sure you did not make mistakes?
  2. How did you attempt to make your product strong?
  3. Did you alter your product after checking it worked?
  4. Do you think your product will be liked by others?
  5. Did you work accurately to make cuts and holes?
  6. Can you explain how you can improve your original design?
  7. Can you evaluate your product thinking of both appearance and the way it works?
  8. How could you have made your product even better?