Bug Bashing - PlayStation Move

Syllabus Outcomes
Outcomes

Early Stage 1 Outcomes (2012)

TES1.1 Communicates with peers and known adults in informal situations and structured activities dealing briefly with familiar topics

Life Skills 7-10 Outcomes (2012)

LS.11 Views and responds to a range of visual texts, media and multimedia

HSC Life Skills 11-12 Outcomes (2007)

1.1 Gives attention to another person, an object or an event in their environment

1.7 Engages in (responds to and initiates) social routines and actions

 

Links to the Australian Curriculum

Early Stage 1 Outcomes

ENe-1A Communicates with peers and known adults in informal and guided activities demonstrating emerging skills of group interaction

Life Skills 7-10 Outcomes 

 ENLS-4A Views and responds to a range of visual texts, media and multimedia

ENLS-3A Selects and uses language to communicate according to purpose, audience and context

HSC Life Skills 11-12 Outcomes

Indicators

  • Recognise the characters /objects in the game.
  • Describe the distinguishing features of characters in the game.

Introduction: (Note: This lesson could be incorporated into a unit of work on ‘Mini Beasts’.)


1. Recognise the characters/objects in the game: Connect the PlayStation Move and load ‘Start the Party’. Select the game ‘Bug Bashing’. Demonstrate the effective use of the game and how to use the PlayStation Wand as a virtual flyswatter. Discuss with students the bugs that need to be swatted and the bugs you need to avoid. At appropriate times pause the game to point out the characteristics of the various bugs. This can include the colour of their wings and spots and other distinguishing features such as their large yellow eyes. While the game is paused also focus on the 2 ‘special’ bugs (the gold bonus bug and the red ‘bomb’ bug) and what they mean. Ask questions such as: What colour is the bonus bug? / What happens when you hit this bug? / What happens if you hit the flashing red bug? (If appropriate for your learners when students are playing encourage other students to assist by calling out the characteristics of the different bugs. For example: “Hit the yellow bug”, “Don’t hit the red bug” and “Hit the green bug”.)

 

Exploration:


1. Recognise the characters/objects in the game / Describe the distinguishing features of characters in the game: Begin with a Smart Notebook activity which gives students the opportunity to play matching games using prepared images of bugs. Students will be encouraged to describe the features of the bugs used in the game.


2. Recognise the characters/objects in the game / Describe the distinguishing features of characters in the game: In a group, students will use the IWB to label, group and match a selection of characters as those used in the game ‘Bug Bashing’. For example, students will be asked to group all the bugs with green wings or they may be asked to place all the bugs with yellow eyes on the yellow mat.

 

Conclusion (10 min):


1.Recognise the characters/objects in the game / Describe the distinguishing features of characters in the game: Allow students opportunity to play the game whilst encouraging other students to assist the player by calling out the characteristics of the different bugs. Allow them opportunity to draw on their learning experiences.

 

Assessment

The student will:

 

Indicator: Recognise the characters / objects in the game.

 

• Match images of bugs found in the game from a choice of 1

• Match images of bugs found in the game from a choice of 3

• Select a bug found in the game from a choice of 2, 3 or 5 images

 

Indicator: Describe the distinguishing features of characters in the game.

 

• Sorting bugs into like groups based on colour.

• Label the image of the bug with its correct adjective (colour) from a choice of 1

• Label the image of the bug with its correct adjective (colour) from a choice of more than 1

• Select a word to complete a sentence which describes a feature of the bug (e.g. The bug is…)

• Construct a sentence from a selection of words to describe the bug

• Construct a sentence to describe a feature of the bug

 

Extension Activities


Writing Task – Using key words to complete sentences that describe a bug.