Selling chocolate

Area : English
Years : 5 to 9
Boost the sales of a chocolate company. Survey people aged under 16. Choose ingredients for a new chocolate bar to fit in with the survey results. Get feedback from a taste test. Design labelling for a new chocolate wrapper to fit in with market research results. Make a promotional sign that will appeal to the target audience. Check a graph to compare sales figures of the new chocolate bar against other bars. This learning object is the second in a series of three objects that progressively increase in difficulty.

Selling soft drinks

Area : English
Years : 5 to 9
Boost the sales of a soft drink company. Survey people aged under 16. Choose ingredients for a new soft drink to fit in with survey results. Get feedback from a taste test. Design labelling for a new soft drink can to fit in with market research results. Make a promotional sign that will appeal to the target audience. Check a graph to compare sales figures of the new soft drink against other soft drinks. This learning object is the first in a series of three objects that progressively increase in difficulty.

Selling chocolate

Area : English
Years : 5 to 9
Boost the sales of a chocolate company. Survey people aged under 16. Choose ingredients for a new chocolate bar to fit in with the survey results. Get feedback from a taste test. Design labelling for a new chocolate wrapper to fit in with market research results. Make a promotional sign that will appeal to the target audience. Check a graph to compare sales figures of the new chocolate bar against other bars. This learning object is the second in a series of three objects that progressively increase in difficulty.

Selling biscuits

Area : English
Years : 5 to 9
Boost the sales of a biscuit company. Survey people aged between 16 and 24. Choose ingredients for a new biscuit to fit in with survey results. Get feedback from a taste test. Answer questions about packaging by referring to graphics. Design labelling for a packet of biscuits to fit in with market research results. Make a promotional sign which will appeal to the target audience. Check a graph to compare sales figures of the new biscuits against other biscuits. This learning object is the last in a series of three objects that progressively increase in difficulty.

Responsible fishing in Western Australia: write an article

Area : English
Years : 5 to 6
Go fishing in Western Australia. Look at how and why laws restrict people from taking some fish. Identify cases where laws apply: size limits, bag limits and closed seasons. Build a magazine article explaining the fishing laws. Use a model structure and persuasive text to support a responsible position. For example choose words such as 'precious' and 'vitally important' to make strong statements.

Rainforest: use compass points

Area : English
Years : 5 to 9
Use compass points and a scale to find places on a map. Understand abbreviations such as N, W, SW and E. Follow instructions to find four locations. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words. This learning object is the seventh in a series of nine objects. Eight objects in the series are also packaged as a combined learning object.
Rainforest: use signs and symbols

Area : English
Years : 5 to 9
Look at photos showing how a ranger has repaired damage to the rainforest caused by people. See examples of common symbols such as toilets, no smoking and tourist information. Match photos of places of interest in the rainforest with map symbols such as ferns, forest floor and wildlife. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words. This learning object is the fifth in a series of nine objects. Eight objects in the series are also packaged as a combined learning object.
Rainforest: use a grid map

Area : English
Years : 5 to 9
Use grid references to find places on a map. Follow instructions to find four locations. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words. This learning object is the sixth in a series of nine objects. Eight objects in the series are also packaged as a combined learning object.

Rainforest: pack for your trip

Area : English
Years : 5 to 9
Get ready for a long trip to a rainforest. Choose the most suitable clothing from a sales catalogue. Match items from four categories: tops; bottoms; footwear; and other stuff. Make sure you choose clothing suited to the climate described in the rainforest brochure. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words. This learning object is the second in a series of nine objects. Eight objects in the series are also packaged as a combined learning object.
Rainforest: read a brochure

Area : English
Years : 5 to 9
Read a six-page brochure about the climate of a temperate rainforest in Victoria. Look at maps of Australia showing patterns of temperature and rainfall. Find out what clothing to bring and how to get to the rainforest from the airport. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words. This learning object is the first in a series of nine objects. Eight objects in the series are also packaged as a combined learning object.
Rainforest: make signs

Area : English
Years : 5 to 9
Make signs to give information about places of interest in a rainforest. Make signs about four topics: temperate rainforest; forest floor; tree ferns; and tree goannas. Use sample text to build your own signs: heading; opening paragraph; two facts; and a conclusion. Find the locations you have described on a map. Take photos to add to your signs. Finally, place your signs on map locations by matching them with symbols. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words. This learning object is the last in a series of nine objects. Eight objects in the series are also packaged as a combined learning object.

Rainforest: make a walking track

Area : English
Years : 5 to 9
Mark the route for a walking track on a map of a rainforest. Choose a section of track based on instructions about distances, compass directions and grid references. Keep adding sections of track to get to the rest house. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words. This learning object is the eight in a series of nine objects. Eight objects in the series are also packaged as a combined learning object.

Rainforest: explore the rainforest

Area : English
Years : 5 to 9
Watch a simulated rainforest appear and grow. Explore the three layers of a rainforest: canopy; understorey; and forest floor. Find the hidden animals. Match labels to the rainforest layers. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words. This learning object is the fourth in a series of nine objects. Eight objects in the series are also packaged as a combined learning object.

Koala control: points of view

Area : English
Years : 5 to 9
Explore facts and opinions about controlling populations of koalas. Interview people expressing a range of opinions. Use a model structure and sample text to summarise each point of view. Look at ways in which language is used to convince an audience or reinforce a position. For example, one person expresses negative feelings about koalas by using phrases containing emotional verbs such as 'Other animals that depend on trees are suffering too'. Rank the strength of the opinions on a simple scale.
Lights, camera, action: camera

Area : English
Years : 5 to 9
Explore how cameras are used to tell a story in films. Learn words used to describe camera shots, movements and angles. See how combinations of camera shots can hide or reveal things, set a mood and influence audience feelings. Look at ways to create feelings such as excitement, humour or fear. For example, filming from above makes a subject look small or scared. Look at a model sequence of shots in a romance film. Notice how different views change the meaning of a scene. Choose camera effects for a comedy or horror film. Move the focus of the camera to build a scary feeling or set up a joke. This learning object is one in a series of four objects.
Sea rescue: plotting the course

Area : English
Years : 5 to 9
Help a rescue crew to reach a sinking boat. Make a chart to guide the crew. Check the meaning of symbols, place them on a map and complete a key. Mark danger spots such as an oyster bed and submerged rock. Use the map to steer a safe course.

Rap machine: space travel

Area : English
Years : 5 to 9
Mix your own rap music. Start with some model lyrics and beats. Change each line to make a new rap about space travel. View words in either rap or standard English. Choose a beat. Get a rapper to perform your song. This learning object is the first in a series of three objects that progressively increase in difficulty.

Beach safety: video campaign

Area : English
Years : 5 to 9
Look at the importance of water safety and skin protection at a beach. Talk with a lifeguard and beach goers about safety tips. Build a video for a public awareness campaign. Choose animated clips to illustrate responsible behaviour. Examine differences between formal and informal language. Select text for the script that is written in a formal and yet friendly way.

Basketball clinic

Area : English
Years : 5 to 9
Help a basketball team to practise shooting, passing and dribbling skills. Look at diagrams in a coaching manual. Use a model structure and sample phrases to build a set of instructions. Choose words that clearly describe actions and arrange them in sequence. For example, identify the first step in shooting as 'Face the basket and watch the backboard'. Watch how much your coaching helps the team's performance.

Ad campaign: soft drink: level 1

Area : English
Years : 5 to 7
Help a manager of a soft drink company to create an advertising campaign. Examine a letter to identify complaints about a soft drink. Make ads for a magazine, billboard and radio to promote the soft drink. Select positive words, images and sound that suit each type of ad. Make all of the elements work together to get the message across. For example, identify the tag line that would go with a magazine ad. This learning object is one in a series of six objects.

� campaign

Area : English
Years : 5 to 9
Watch a bullying incident at a shopping mall. Help a youth worker to design a flyer as part of an anti-bullying campaign. Use a model flyer to learn about text structure, and choosing words and images. Then build your own flyer from a range of text and images.

Robots: make a catalogue

Area : English
Years : 5 to 9
Explore facts about a robot designed to enter dangerous situations. Choose parts to build a companion robot and an underwater robot. Use a model text structure and images to build explanations about the features of each robot. Choose titles, words and images that suit your audience and support your message. For example, use technical words such as 'vision equipment' and 'human-like legs' to describe mechanical parts. Complete an advertising catalogue by choosing text with positive words highlighting the features of each robot.

Cartown: communicating a message

Area : Studies of Society and Environment
Years : 5 to 6
Explore arguments for and against plans to reduce the number of vehicles travelling in the centre of a city. Decide whether to support a traffic congestion toll during peak travel times. Build a television report supporting your viewpoint. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.
Homelessness: two points of view

Area : Studies of Society and Environment
Years : 7 to 8
Investigate the advantages and disadvantages of providing housing for homeless people. Review two points of view on the issue and the arguments that support them. Gather facts and opinions from a consultant and local people. Consider issues such as social equity, welfare, compassion and employment. Recommend the best course of action. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.
Kangaroo: communicating a message

Area : Studies of Society and Environment
Years : 5 to 6
Explore arguments for and against harvesting kangaroos for their meat. Decide whether to support a kangaroo meat industry. Build a television report supporting your viewpoint. This learning object is one in a series of two objects.
Cricket talk

Area : English
Years : 5 to 9
Play the role of a sports commentator. Describe the final over of a one-day cricket match between Australia and New Zealand. Choose words that match the actions of the bowler and batsman. For example, choose a phrase to describe the speed at which the ball is bowled.
Point of view: editorial

Area : English
Years : 5 to 9
Explore a newspaper editorial to learn about structure, purpose and persuasive language. Read two letters that express different points of view on a recent skateboard accident. Build an editorial by choosing opinion adjectives and modal verbs to express a point of view. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.
Point of view: newspaper report: adverbs

Area : English
Years : 5 to 9
Examine a model newspaper report to learn about structure and use of adverbial phrases. Read and listen to two witness reports of a skateboarding accident. Identify the two different points of view. Arrange paragraphs for the newspaper report. Select suitable adverbial phrases for the report. Create a headline and choose a photograph. This learning object is one in a series of six objects. Three objects in the series are also packaged as a combined learning object.
Point of view: newspaper report: pronouns

Area : English
Years : 5 to 9
Examine a model newspaper report to learn about structure and use of pronouns. Read and listen to two witness reports of a skateboarding accident. Identify the two different points of view. Arrange paragraphs for the newspaper report. Select suitable pronouns for the report. Create a headline and choose a photograph. This learning object is one in a series of six objects. Three objects in the series are also packaged as a combined learning object.
Point of view: newspaper report: verbs

Area : English
Years : 5 to 9
Examine a model newspaper report to learn about structure and use of verbs. Read and listen to two witness reports of a skateboarding accident. Identify the two different points of view. Arrange paragraphs for the newspaper report. Select suitable verbs for the report. Create a headline and choose a photograph. This learning object is one in a series of six objects. Three objects in the series are also packaged as a combined learning object.