Live Theatre Performance
Showdown at Waste World begins with a 25-minute quirky comedy from The National Theatre for Children. Performed by two professional actors, the play follows Mayor Matilda who is facing a big problem – the town’s recycling plant has stopped running! It seems that Robo-Ned Jelly, leader of the Jelly Gang has sabotaged the recycling technology and is determined to waste all the resources in town! Can Matilda, with help from Barry Reef and Gordon Gumnut, learn about recycling and waste to re-program Robo-Ned in time and save the town?
Along with the in-school presentation, print and digital educational materials are provided for P-6 grade teachers to reinforce the lessons from the live show in the classroom, as well as lead to the other upcoming program experiences.
Teachers receive educational teacher guides with suggested activities to do before and after the live program, student playbooks to share with their students, infographic classroom posters to display for the classes, and access to online e-books, digital games and activities that can be utilized by individual students or whole classrooms.
The live program and follow-up classroom materials center on four main teaching points. These four points jumpstart the program at large, leading from the live show and materials into the upcoming classroom and after-school driven portions of Showdown at Waste World.
- What is waste in our environment
- Why reducing waste is important
- How science and technology help reduce, reuse, and recycle
- What YOU can do
Showdown at Waste World provides schools with LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0 Curriculum Solution which includes up to 8 Core Sets that can be utilized in P-6 grade classrooms now—and for years to come! Built on Next Generation Science Standards, WeDo 2.0 is a hands-on solution that ignites students’ curiosity, while enhancing their skills in science, engineering, technology and coding.
Containing LEGO system building elements, a Smarthub with built-in wireless capabilities, Medium Motor, Motion Sensor, Tilt Sensor, and more, the Core Set is the centerpiece of WeDo 2.0, and it provides hands-on learning for every student.
WeDo 2.0 facilitates and supports a clear, easy-to-follow journey through subjects including: life-, physical-, earth- and space sciences, and engineering. The curriculum allows for 17 projects totaling more than 40 hours of pre-prepared guided and open projects with step-by-step directions that enable lessons to meet all students’ needs – no matter their ability level.
Each project offers around three hours of engagement and is delivered in three phases: explore, create and share. The explore phase connects students to the real-world problem they will be asked to solve. In the create phase, students build, program and modify their designs. Lastly, in the share phase, students document and present their findings to their peers.
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