Athletic Alchemy

What are humans made of? How does food give us energy for sport? With a little help from our friends, this show looks at what it means to be human, how to stay alive and how to be a super athlete.

Stages: ES1 - S3
Program Length: 30-45 minutes

Show Synopsis

This show highlights what it means to be human, what humans need for survival, how to be healthy, and the future of humanity.
The show introduces Mike the Mannikin – who we’ll help to keep alive during the show. Going through the rough rule of 3’s for survival, Mike is given the basic necessities to stay alive and be healthy. With guidance from medical experts, the Australian Dietary Guidelines, and the Royal Australasian College of Paediatricians, the show delivers by stealth the recommendations to stay healthy, including those for exercise, sleep, screentime, and mental health.The final part of the show discusses the future of Mike and humanity; the interaction of genetic modification and computing technology with future humans. The show ends with an explosion that only biological animals are capable of..

Primary Connections links

  • Staying Alive, Growing Well

NSW Curriculum

STe-1VA,ST3-1VA, ST1-1VA, ST2-1VA, Ste-3VA, ST1-3VA, St2-3VA, ST3-3VA, STe-8NE, ST1-10LW, ST2-10LW, ST3-10LW

Australian Curriculum Sections

  • Living things have basic needs including food and water (ACSU002)
  • Science involves asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE034)
  • Living things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things (ACSSU044)
  • Objects are made of materials that have observable properties (ACSSU003)
  • Everyday materials can be physically changed in a variety of ways (ACSSU018)
  • Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships (ACSHE061)
  • Living things have life-cycles (ACSSU072)
  • Living things, including plants and animals, depend on each other and the environment to survive (ACSSU073)
  • Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043)