Resources for teachers

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FastTracking the Future, Sydney Metro’s school education program, has been developed by teachers for teachers and offers insight into a current and innovative infrastructure project through classroom-ready resources including unit plans and lessons for years K -10.

To find our teacher resources, simply search by lesson, unit or stage group or type in your curriculum into the keyword search.

You can also download the complete books on primary or secondary place-based lessons/units on Sydney Metro Northwest or search for complete inquiry-based units below or via the NSW Department of Education’s Scootle site.

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Education program - an introductionPlay Video

Education program - an introduction

Education program - an introduction
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Education program - highlights

Education program - highlights
Metro Minds STEAM Challenge - an introductionPlay Video

Metro Minds STEAM Challenge - an introduction

Metro Minds STEAM Challenge - an introduction
Metro Minds STEAM Challenge - highlights 2018 Play Video

Metro Minds STEAM Challenge - highlights 2018

Metro Minds STEAM Challenge - highlights 2018
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Sydney Metro Virtual Classroom - highlights

Sydney Metro Virtual Classroom - highlights
 I Wonder Day at Chullora Public SchoolPlay Video

I Wonder Day at Chullora Public School

I Wonder Day at Chullora Public School
Designing Australia’s first fully-automated rail systemPlay Video

Designing Australia’s first fully-automated rail system

Designing Australia’s first fully-automated rail system
Noise minimisation innovation at Martin PlacePlay Video

Noise minimisation innovation at Martin Place

Noise minimisation innovation at Martin Place
Tunnelling under Sydney HarbourPlay Video

Tunnelling under Sydney Harbour

Tunnelling under Sydney Harbour
Powering Sydney Metro NorthwestPlay Video

Powering Sydney Metro Northwest

Powering Sydney Metro Northwest
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Metro Minds STEAM Challenge - The design process

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This poster lists five stages of the design thinking process to help students solve problems creatively. Against the key stages of empathise, define, ideate, prototype and test are some easy to implement tips for secondary students on how to undertake each phase most effectively. This poster is designed to be printed and hung on classroom walls for inspiration for schools undertaking the Metro Minds STEAM Challenge

Metro Minds STEAM Challenge Project Guide and Design Folio

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Metro Minds STEAM Challenge invites students from Sydney’s city and south west area to come up with an innovative solution to an authentic Sydney Metro challenge or opportunity using the design-thinking process. The Project Guide and Design Folio complements the Metro Minds STEAM Challenge Unit.

Topics covered: Design and Technology

Design and Technology; DT4-1; DT4-3; DT4-7; DT5-1; DT5-3; DT5-4; DT5-6; TE4-1DP; TE4-2DP; TE4-10TS

Metro Minds STEAM Challenge Unit

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Metro Minds STEAM Challenge invites students from Sydney’s city and south west area to come up with an innovative solution to an authentic Sydney Metro challenge or opportunity. By participating in this unit students can apply their subject area skills and knowledge in a real-world situation via the design thinking process

Topics covered: Design and Technology

Design and Technology; DT4-1; DT4-3; DT4-7; DT5-1; DT5-3; DT5-4; DT5-6; TE4-1DP; TE4-2DP; TE4-10TS

Secondary teacher resource: Education Book complete edition March 2019

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Description

This book and related online materials are curriculum resources for secondary teachers and students produced by Sydney Metro Northwest in consultation with practising teachers and curriculum specialists. 

Ready to teach, syllabus-based lessons for 7–10.

School holiday activity: Bridge building challenge

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Description

This STEM activity has been adapted to allow parents and students to direct their own school holiday program at home. For each activity, there is a step-by-step guide for primary-aged students to try a new skill and learn more about Sydney Metro.

Topics covered: Science and Technology, Mathematics

Science and Technology; ST2-7PW; ST2-14BE; ST2-16P; Mathematics; MA2-15MG; MA2-2WM 

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