TECHNOLOGY UNIT PLANNER

Project Title: Move It!      Group Members: _Ellen and Holly __________________________________________________ 

Group Roles:   Designer __Holly___        Prototype Builder__Ellen__        Google Docs Guru  __Ellen_

DESCRIPTION OF CONTEXT:  Investigating ways of transferring energy to cause movement in vehicles

Brief

Mangonel        

To build a device to shoot a table­ tennis ball over a barrier, the height being increased after each round. You are only allowed to hold the ball before ‘firing’, you must not hold the frame of the device and neither may it be taped to the floor. Only one person from a team is permitted to hold and fire the mangonel. You will be allowed one attempt at each barrier height, so your device must be reliable and also sufficiently robust to last several rounds.

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)

→ A bungee cord pulled to make tension when you let it go it will fling forwards.  

→ Strong wood to put up with the tension.

→ An open object to hold the tennis ball.

→ The bungee cord will create thrust by pulling the object holder forwards.

Resources required: Date completed _8.9.2015_

→ Bungee cord

→ Milk bottle lids

→ Sticks

→ Nails

→ Strong wood planks

→ Table tennis ball

→ Nails

KEY FOCUS:      Follow the Technological Process

  1. Ask
  1. What is the goal?
  2. Why must we create this technology?
  1. Imagine
  1. What will the technology look like?
  2. What kind of research should we do?
  1. Plan
  1. How can we achieve the goal? Design your prototype
  1. Create
  1. Build a prototype(first design) and observe if problems occur.
  1. 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.

DONE

Wednesday 16 September

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

DONE

Photo of the drawing of your design, include labels describing parts of your model and materials used.  Date Completed__16.9.15_________

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Add a photo of your design:  Date completed____16.9.15__________

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First Trial notes

Holly:  It went fantastic because it went higher than 1 metre.

Ellen:  Our mangonel threw the ping pong very high and I think we have a good chance of winning.

Refinements Needed

Add another bungee cord because enough one did not create enough tension.

Date completed

23.9.15

Second Trial Notes

Holly: Having that extra amount of tension really made a difference.

Ellen:  The extra tension made the force much stronger.  I think it really helped.  The ping pong ball went a lot further.

Refinements Needed

We thought it worked really well at this point. It travelled the length of the netball court.  It did have some help from the wind as it was blowing in that direction.

Date Completed

23.09.15

Final Trial Notes

Holly: It worked much better than she had expected.

Ellen: I thought that we could have maybe added another bungy cord as the one we were using had stretched and did not have as much tension anymore

How successful was our design?

Our design was really successful because it came 5th out in the length of throw competition and definitely made it over the 1m mark.

Date Completed

23.09.15

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.Ellen J

$150.00

For supplying all equipment , doing all the awesome building and creating a stylish google doc.  

2.Holly T

$150.00

For being an awesome prototype builder ,designer and coming up with good ideas.

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