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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
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World of Tan 23 - Transform This...into...that
Children you might like to:
List some of the transformations that take place as you get ready for school.
Sort these transformations into different categories of change.
Find different words that mean the same as transform or transformation.
Discuss things that transform more than once - going from one state to another then another...then another. What is the most transformations you can think of?
Parents you might like to...
Talk through the idea of things that change gradually/ quickly.
Work through some examples of a physical transformation e.g. tidying up iii. Consider things that change with time. With heat? Things that chemically change.
Investigate those things that DO NOT change.
Explore other words that mean transformation.
Teachers you might like to...
Consider some of the (many) different mathematical transformations -e.g. reflections, rotations,.....multiplying by three and adding one, squaring,...
Illustrate the idea of transformation using Lewis Carroll's idea of "Doublets", whereby one word is gradually changed into another word by altering one letter at a time...e.g. pig, wig, wag, way, say, sty.
Discuss and classify the different types of transformations that we can have.
Consider multiple transformations.
List and develop the different words associated with transformations.
In the above - look for aspects that do NOT change within the transformation.
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