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Musselburgh S1 Problem Solving Matrix 21.8.07. Bill Stephen.

East Lothian Outdoor Education

S1 Animal Problem Solving challenge. Musselburgh 21.8.07

Problem / Task Name Station Main Aims/ Outcomes Equipment needed
Number
On the Edge. 1 Encourage listening, communicate in different 2 X Ropes
ways, self & group awareness.
Towers of Hanoi 2 Communication, following instructions. Tyres & Cones.
(blocked).
(Stomper- Group 3 Teamwork, leadership, self & group awareness. 4 X Sets Group skis+
Skis). Cones to mark finish and
start.
Robot. 4 Communication, create and develop ideas. Cones & Blindfolds
Swamp Crossing/ 5 Work in partnership/team to achieve success. Planks & Crates X 2 Sets
Acid River

Life-Raft 6 Concern for others and manage /learn as a 1 X Blue Tarp
group.
Tent Set-up 7 Organisation, Leadership, enhanced 2 X PS tents
communication.
Roundabout. 8 Group co-operation, competition & motivation. 2 X Slings

Group Size Session Times Group Split

90 Period 2/3 0955- 1115 15 X groups 6

140 Period 4/5 1130-1245 16 X groups 8/9
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Musselburgh S1 Problem Solving Matrix 21.8.07. Bill Stephen.

Sessions : 1 hour 20 mins.
Successful learners – Confident individuals – Responsible citizens – Effective contributors
• Staff brief ½ hour before start time

• Groups sorted with “animal farm” activity.

• Groups change when siren/whistle sounds. (Approx ten minutes per station)

• 2 groups at each station.

• Staff at stations to award scores (see score sheet).

• “Sin Bin” (10 min) at Banners

Additional Kit :

• Clipboards/ Pencils X 9.

• Extra blindfolds / canes/ slings for additional problems (if group finishes early- Magic Stick/ group
Knots etc).

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Musselburgh S1 Problem Solving Matrix 21.8.07. Bill Stephen.

• Certificates for winners.

• ELOE Banners.

Successful learners – Confident individuals – Responsible citizens – Effective contributors

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