"The Steamer", School Journal, level 4, November 2017
24 November 2017
This historical story is about a family in Queenstown who offered guiding trips to tourists who arrived on the steamship Earnslaw.
You can find a PDF version of the story here: "The Steamer", School Journal, level 4, November 2017.
Other useful resources
This is the website for the steamship TSS Earnslaw. It is the only passenger carrying coal-fired steamship in the southern hemisphere.
The maritime industry nowadays is looking for ways to power ships that are more environmentally friendly and that help contain fuel costs.
This article describes the amount of fuel used by shipping annually and the opportunities to reduce airborne pollution, carbon emissions, and fossil fuel consumption on a global scale.
These could include:
- What are the environmental concerns regarding coal and oil being used as energy sources for shipping?
- Why have ships changed from using coal to oil as an energy source?
- What are some of the changes being trialled for energy sources for shipping in the future and why?
Indicators of progression for discussion starters
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Diana Comp shares some of her strategies for engaging primary students and growing understandings in technology.
Anne Bunton explains how the technology learning area gave purpose to a class project.
Andrea Robertson describes the richness of their "amazing flight inquiry" – incorporating EOTC and learning in technology, literacy, and numeracy. ...