Engineering challenges for children. Pencil, paper and clear instructions help build the ideal treasure map.
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-Hello, I'm Bitz.
-And I'm Bob.
-We love make and do.
-And with a little bit of know-how... BOTH:
-You can do it too!
# We can work it out
# Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
# Ah, ah, ah, we can work it out
# And we'll invent a way
-# Through ideas and play... #
-Bitz and Bob!
# We'll save the day
# Bitz and Bob, Bitz and Bob, Bitz and Bob! #
Can you remember what happened
-when we tried to land your hot-air balloon, Bob?
Bob was up, up and away in the balloon,
-but didn't know how to land it!
I kept giving instructions that just weren't clear enough to help him.
Oh, no! I didn't tell them exactly what to do!
Now they won't know which way to turn the lever.
It's time for a Bitz Brain Blitz!
We didn't catch up with the balloon
at the junction
because I wasn't clear
which way Bevel should turn.
Then Zip couldn't help Bob
because I didn't tell him to turn
the lever to red.
I have to give Bob clear instructions
so he knows exactly what to do
to get the balloon down.
Now it's your turn to try.
Somewhere under these colourful shapes
Emily has hidden some pictures of you, Bob.
And she has to let Colin know where to find you with these symbols.
Woohoo! I hope they can find me!
Emily's holding up a square shape,
but there are lots of square shapes on the floor.
You can do it!
Now Emily's holding up a yellow colour,
but there are lots of yellow colours on the floor.
Oh, well, try again!
Now Emily's holding up the colour and the shape together.
-There's only one place Colin can look.
-Oh, yeah, they found me!
Holding up a shape
and colour together gives the correct instructions.
It's called clear communication
and is something all good engineers need.
Clear communication helped land Bob's balloon.
Bob, can you see the red colour?
-Turn the lever to red now!
-Yes! He's coming down!
-Yeah, it's working!
-I did it!
-Here he comes!
Now we're going to make a treasure map
that gives clear instructions on how to find the treasure.
You need to hide some treasure somewhere.
And then, with paper and a pencil,
try to draw the place you've hidden it.
I don't think I could find treasure from that map, Bitz.
There isn't enough information.
To make a good treasure map, you have to draw
details of the whole area you've hidden your treasure in.
The little details help to clearly communicate
where the treasure is hidden.
Once you've got your map, then X marks the spot!
That's an awesome map! Let's find the treasure!
Woohoo! They did it!
The map clearly showed where the treasure could be found.
That's it! Steam Pink Style!
Keep engineering and inventing a way to save the day.
-You can do it too!
Treasure maps at the ready! Join us as our friends design a treasure map demonstrating clear instructions - but can they find the hidden treasure? They're bound to if they communicate clearly and pay attention to those little details.