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  1. 1. Stormbreaker<br />A Webquest<br /><br />
  2. 2. Introduction <br />Alex Rider is a secret agent hired by MI6 to solve a mystery. <br />You will find out how he gets himself out of tricky situations and discovers the truth about Stormbreaker.<br /><br />He has been compared to James Bond, an adult fictional secret agent<br /><br />
  3. 3. Reading Stormbreaker<br />Here are two tasks that you will complete while you are reading Stormbreaker<br />Chapter title Assignment<br />Double Entry Journal<br />
  4. 4. Task <br />Find out as much information as you can about Alex Rider’s gadgets and how they helped him in tricky situations. You will answer these questions<br />How and why Alex became an agent?<br />What characteristics make a villain or a hero?<br />What countries Alex visited?<br />What materials were used create gadgets?<br />What mystery did he solve?<br />You will end up designing your own gadget to solve a mystery in the school.<br />
  5. 5. Process <br />Who is James Bond? Find out what are the characteristics of James Bond. Use a dictionary to explain the characteristics in this Inspiration diagram. Characteristics of James Bond<br />
  6. 6. Process <br /><br />Make a list of Bond and Alex characteristics and find similarities. You will need to visit the Alex Rider Profile website. James Bond Comparison<br />
  7. 7. Look at Alex Riders gadgets and describe the main features<br />
  8. 8. Look at Alex Riders gadgets and describe the main features<br />Look at Bond gadgets and discuss if they could be used today<br />Decide whether Alex can use Bond’s gadgets in Stormbreaker. You will need to tell us how and when.<br />
  9. 9. Look at the Bond gadgets on the following 4 pages and discuss if they could be used today.<br />
  10. 10. Bond’s Gadgets<br />The next 3 pages of information<br />were sourced from<br />
  11. 11. Blue X-Ray Glasses (The World Is Not Enough, 1999)<br />Q designed this pair of blue sunglasses. They are X-ray glasses which allow Bond to wander though a casino viewing concealed weapons. <br />Could it work?<br />Nice idea, of course, but Bond's glasses stretch the barriers of X-ray technology a little too far. Like light and radio waves, X-rays are a type of electromagnetic radiation. They are most widely used in medicine to visualise bones and organs.<br />
  12. 12. Underwater Breather (Thunderball, 1965)<br />This emergency device allowed 007 enough oxygen breath underwater for approximately 4 minutes. It saved his life during an underwater battle when his scuba breathing apparatus had been forcefully removed.<br />Could it work?<br />An ingenious idea - unfortunately, it's total fantasy. A 3.8 litre tank contains around 30 minutes of compressed air. <br />The smallest mini breather available is an emergency tank of 0.5 litres of air contained in a tank about the size of a fizzy drink can. It only lasts for about two minutes - or 40 breaths.<br />
  13. 13. Q's Pet (A View To A Kill, 1985)<br />This first of its kind surveillance machine is operated by remote control. Its cameras and microphones relay information back to Q in his operations van. <br />Could it work?<br />After the terrorist attack on New York, dozens of experimental robots similar to Q's snooper scoured the wreckage of the World Trade Center's collapsed twin towers.<br />detection devices, these robots were designed to seek out heat, light, motion and colours that might signal a survivor. They were driven by caterpillar tracks and were strong enough to push lumps of concrete out of the way.<br />
  14. 14. Alex Rider is not old enough for a driver’s licence in Stormbreaker, but he might be able to use some of the gadgets on the cars!<br />James Bond’s cars<br />
  15. 15. Aston Martin DB5<br /><ul><li> Had machine guns hidden behind indicator lights,
  16. 16. Radar
  17. 17. smoke screen
  18. 18. a retractable rear bullet shield,
  19. 19. oil slick ejector
  20. 20. ejector seat
  21. 21. revolving number plates valid for England, France and Switzerland</li></li></ul><li>Lotus Esprit<br /> transforms into a submarine at the flick of a switch <br /> blows up a helicopter with its own rockets<br /> has a cement sprayer<br /> Fins on either side<br /> a propeller at the back<br /> periscope rises from the back<br /> Surface to air missile<br /> front mounted torpedo<br /> limpet mine dispenser<br /> underwater smoke screen<br /><br />
  22. 22. Aston Martin V8<br /> rocket launchers<br /> spiked tyres<br /> laser tyre-slashers and skis. <br /> Rocket motor which when fired gives the car an extra boost allowing the car to fly. <br /> Has a self destruct mechanism.<br />
  23. 23. What do you think would be the perfect gadget? You can create a gadget using Lego Digital Designer or Google Sketchup or you can draw it using a draw programme or on paper.<br />Take elements from Alex and James Bond’s gadgets to design your own. Explain in detail what it could do!<br />
  24. 24. Resources<br /><br />Register access to Stormbreaker<br /><br /> copy suitable gadgets<br /><br /><br />