Cristy Burne

Blending STEM, literacy and creativity to enthuse, engage and empower

Activity ideas

Below is a long list of activity ideas and curriculum-linked notes for encouraging creativity, scientific literacy and critical thinking skills. Please feel free use them in the classroom or at home…

BONUS! Ask me anything or share your work with me. I love to see it and I’ll do my very best to respond to all messages.


Download my top ten tips for writing great stories.

Download 8 Tips for Writing GR8 Short Stories.

Download my F.A.S.T ideas for researching stories

Download my creative writing techniques for hot D.A.T.E.S


Teaching notes and activity ideas…

Beneath the Trees [ebook available]


Fiona Wood: Inventor of Spray-on Skin [ebook available]

Activity sheet and teaching notes available


3D Off The TrackOff The Track  [ebook available]

Teaching notes and classroom ideas:

Off the Track teaching notes

Make your own survival whistle activity sheet:

Make Your Own Survival Whistle

Zeroes & Ones: The geeks, heroes and hackers who made history

3D Zeroes-and-Ones
Non-fiction

Teaching notes.

Teaching notes PDF image

WA Department of Education Computers and codes booklet

WA Department of Education Computers and codes Home Tutor guide

Home coding


To The Lighthouse  [ebook available]3D-ToTheLighthouse

(BONUS: Check out these amazing To The Lighthouse classroom art and science ideas…)

Teaching notes and classroom ideas:

To The Lighthouse teaching notes.jpg

Design your own holiday adventure activity sheet:

To The Lighthouse activity sheetS.jpg

3D Alice and Bob

Cosmic Adventures of Alice and Bob [ebook available]

Teaching notes and classroom ideas:

Cosmic Adventures teaching notes.jpg

Search and find activity sheet for use with the book:

Alice and Bob activity sheet

Takeshita Demons / Hashimoto Monsters series [ebook available]

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Teaching notes and classroom ideas:

Takeshita Demons classroom ideas

Invent your own monster worksheet:

Takeshita Demons invent your own demon worksheet

Activity ideas involving Japanese mythology and creative writing:


Science writing and journalism: Ask me anything

When I’m not writing fiction, I get busy as a journalist, science writer and magazine editor. You can check out some of my articles and encourage your kids to ask me anything about being a journalist.

Wow… You made it all the way down here! I’m thinking you’re the owner of a particularly inquisitive mind. Nice one! Want to spread the creativity-and-curiosity good vibes? Invite me to speak at your next event.

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