Forest in a Box – Design and Make

Integrate STEM in your classroom with Forest in a Box. A wood based resource encouraging students to investigate design and innovation in wood with a hands on construction kit. The resource package considers forest systems, as well as, wood production, design and future perspectives.

 

Forest in a Box package includes:

  • Wood based construction kit
  • Forest Education Foundation Excursion
  • Teacher Pack – Curriculum links, suggested activities and supporting materials
  • Professional Learning

Forest in a Box – Design and Make

Integrate STEM in your classroom with Forest in a Box. A wood based resource encouraging students to investigate design and innovation in wood with a hands on construction kit. The resource package considers forest systems, as well as, wood production, design and future perspectives.

 

Forest in a Box package includes:

  • Wood based construction kit
  • Forest Education Foundation Excursion
  • Teacher Pack – Curriculum links, suggested activities and supporting materials
  • Professional Learning

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
• ACTDEK013 Investigate the suitability of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment for a range of purposes
• ACTDEP018 Plan a sequence of production steps when making design solutions, both individually and collaboratively

HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCE (HASS)
• ACHASSK090 The use and management of natural resources and waste and the different views on doing this sustainably
• ACHASSK088 The importance of environments and natural vegetation, to animals and people

SCIENCE
• ACSSU074 Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties that can influence their use
• ACSSU073 Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive

The Forest in a Box – Design and Make is a package of learning, including Professional Learning, Resource Package, Online Portal, as well as a relevant excursion experience. The package costs $150 (including excursion) with the opportunity to receive a bus subsidy of $100 for schools using external bus hire.

To support the integration of the Forest in a Box – Design and Make package, teachers are provided a Professional Learning experience, outlining the learning outcomes, curriculum links and planning the integration of the kit.

Content includes:

  • Introduction the Forest Education Foundation Educational Goals
  • Explore environmental education models and how to scaffold forest competency in the classroom

Design Make Box introduction

  • The Brief
  • Connecting the Design Make box to Theme questions/ Environmental education models
  • Explore Curriculum links
  • The Design Make Box – how it works/ suggested activities/play
  • Integration strategies and approaches (discuss/plan)

The excursion aims to further increase learning outcome of Forest in a Box- Design and Make and aims to build students’ Forest Competency. The location and focus of the excursion will be explored and planned to support and address the relevant learning outcomes of the unit developed. The excursion is flexible and might explore forest systems and their importance, forest management and sustainability or wood innovations and design- this will be negotiated with the FEF.