Friday, 25 September 2015

Technology Challenge.

TECHNOLOGY UNIT PLANNER
Project Title: Kite Lift   Group Members: James,Jakob and Jamie
Group Roles:   Designer: Jakob Prototype Builder: James Google Docs Guru: Jamie
DESCRIPTION OF CONTEXT:  Investigating ways of transferring energy to cause movement in vehicles
BRIEF: Scenario A group were stranded in a building during a flood. Their building was beginning to break up and they urgently needed to be able to reach the nearest building about 20m away, which was more secure. Although the water was deep and fast between the buildings they would be able to be pulled one at a time across to the safe building with a strong rope (and the rope pulled back by a cord for the next person). People in the other building had plenty of strong rope but there was no way to get it across. It had stopped raining and a moderate wind was blowing towards the safe building. On looking through their building all they could find was a considerable quantity of thin but strong cord, some thin bamboo sticks, paper, plastic sheet and sticky tape. Task To make a kite which will be able to be flown over a spot 20m away and either land on it, drop a string as near to the spot as possible, or fly so low as to be within reach or dangle a string within reach (e.g. 2m altitude) of someone standing on the spot.
     
Assessment – SOLO Rubric  (see below)
Prior Knowledge needed:
How are forces used in the real world to create this type of movement? (provide examples and/or drawings from what you already know)

Lift to keep the kite in the air. Drag to slow it down. Thrust to make the kite go forward. Gravity to make the kite go down



Resources required: Date completed 8/9/2015

1.String (35 meters).

2.Supermarket bag.

3.4 Ice cream sticks/bamboo sticks

4.Some sticky tape




KEY FOCUS:      Follow the Technological Process
  1. Ask
    1. What is the goal?
    2. Why must we create this technology?
  2. Imagine
    1. What will the technology look like?
    2. What kind of research should we do?
  3. Plan
    1. How can we achieve the goal? Design your prototype
  4. Create
    1. Build a prototype(first design) and observe if problems occur.
  5. Improve
    1. Generate  solutions/fixes to the original prototype
    2. Evaluate how successful your design was.
Timetable for completion of tasks:
Date
Task
√ if deadline met
Friday 4 September
Choose your group and your challenge.  Add group names to google doc.
done
Tuesday 8 September
On google doc add brief and details in Prior Knowledge section. Resources are organised, add list to google doc.  
Done
Wednesday 9 September
Plan is drawn, labelled and photo of it added to this doc.
Done
Tuesday 15 September
First prototype made and trialed.  Notes made on this doc.

Wednesday 16 September
Improvements made and tested. Notes made on this doc.  Photo of design added to this doc. SOLO Rubric completed.



Photo of the drawing of your design, include labels describing parts of your model and materials used.  Date Completed 9/9/2015


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Add a photo of your design:  Date completed 10.9.2015




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First Trial Notes


did not fly enough because not enough wind


Refinements Needed

Need more wind/higher building
Date completed

10.9.2015
Second Trial Notes




just did 1 and final trail

Refinements Needed
Date Completed
Final Trial Notes
still not enough wind




How successful was our design?

quite well when the wind picked up


Date Completed

16/9/2015
How well did the members of our team work?
You have $300 to award to the members of your team according to:
  • the effort they put in to making your team work well
  • the effort they put in to helping your challenge to be successful.
Allocate the $300 amongst your team according to this criteria.

Name
$$ earned
Reason
1.JamesM
125
did most of the work
2.James W
125
did most of the work
3.Jakob m
50
only did some work

Apply the technological design process to solve our technology challenge.
SOLO Functional Rubric




Apply the technological design process to solve our technology challenge.

Effective Strategies to use:
1. Ask
What is the goal?
Why must we create this technology?
2. Imagine
What will the technology look like?
What kind of research should we do?
3. Plan
How can we achieve the goal? Design your prototype
4. Create
Build a prototype(first design) and observe if problems occur.
5. Improve
Generate solutions/fixes to the original prototype
Evaluate how successful your design was.
I need help to apply the technological design process to solve our technology challenge.
I can apply the technological design process to solve our technology challenge if I am prompted or directed.
I use several strategies to apply the technological design process to solve our technology challenge but I am not sure when and or why to use them.
(trial and error – aware of strategies but not sure why or when to use them so makes mistakes)

I use several strategies to apply the technological design process to solve our technology challenge and I know when and why to use them.
(strategic or purposeful use of strategies – knows why and when )
I use several strategies to apply the technological design process to solve our technology challenge and I know when and why to use them.
I act as a role model for others to help them apply the technological design process to solve our technology challenge
I seek feedback on how to improve how I can apply the technological design process to solve our technology challenge.
Evaluation


Thursday, 24 September 2015

Term 3s Highlights

The thing that I enjoyed the most was technology challenge because we got to create models that could solve a problem we were given. My favorite one was Kite Lift because it was quite challenging but also a lot of fun making our model.

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Friday, 4 September 2015