What is the strangest form of transport you’ve ever seen?
My answer to this question would have to be in Vietnam. The transport wasn’t strange to me but the way it was being used was. In Vietnam a scooter can be a family car.
It is probably a lot of fun for the children and cheap for the parents. In Vietnam the scooter is the most common form of transport.
One thing I noticed while I was in Vietnam was how few crossings there were. I also noticed that there weren’t many traffic lights. So if you want to cross the road you just cross. Don’t run, don’t stop. Just keep walking straight and you won’t get hit.
I found it fascinating although the people I was travelling with thought it was terrifying.
The next step was to do some research. I asked the students to do their own research into unusual forms of transportation using their smart phones. After doing a bit of research they had to answer the following five questions:
Where is it?
Why do people like it?
How much does it cost?
How many people use this kind of transportation?
Would you like to use it? why? why not?
I did some research and found these interesting forms of transport. I’d like to try them all.
All of them show the ingenuity of humans. I personally would love to own a Jeepney. Not as a job but as a personal treasure.
It’s not soccer, rugby or Grid iron. It’s arguably better than all three. Certainly a lot more enjoyable to watch anyway. Australian Football is a sport unique to Australia. If you could mix all of the above sports into one you’d have something like AFL. it’s very popular. Most of the professional games have at least 30,000 people attending and that’s considered a small crowd. The big matches have up to 90,000 people. The grand final is always a sell out with over 100,000 people going. So what is this sport and why is it so popular?
Here is a highlights video from last year’s grand final. While watching I wonder if you can answer the following questions:
What do you need to play?
Where do people play it?
How many people do you need to play it?
How do you play it?
Could you answer the questions? It’s a bit tough, fortunately the Australian Football League made a video to help explain this wonderful sport.
Thank you to AFL for making such an easy to understand video.
I hope you all get to see this game live one day. It’s a really exciting sport to watch. Oh and in case you are wondering. Women also play it. Here is the grand final highlights for the women’s professional league, go Brisbane!
The following is an example of a presentation about an interesting sport.
What the sport is, what you need to play, how many people you need to play and how to play it.
After reading you can research about an interesting sport too.
A New Russian Sport
I just learned about a new sport this month. It’s called Car Curling. Do you know it? Have you ever seen Curling before? In curling you push a heavy stone along the ice to get it near the target. Car Curling is the same but you don’t use stones. You use old cars. To play you need a a frozen road or an ice rink, some cars, a driver and some assistants. There are two ways to play. The first way you only need two people in each team, a driver and an assistant. The driver starts the car and drives along the icy road. At the assistant’s signal the driver pulls the handbrake up and guides the car to the target. The second way to play, which you can see below, is where the car engine isn’t used. Lots of assistants push the car until it’s fast enough to slide down the ice towards the target. Both look like fun. It could make for a great winter festival activity.