TECHNOLOGY UNIT PLANNER

Project Title: Move It!      Group Members: __        Phoebe/Courtney/Leeana

Group Roles:   Designer Courtney        Prototype Builder Leeana Google Dos Guru Phoebe  

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

BRIEF: (add yours in here, copy and paste from this file)

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 mangle. 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)

that forces will push the ball

That a ping pong ball will go far if we pull hard enough on the rubber band if it doesn’t snap.

It will push the ball in the air and over a 1 metre tall object and the object will get higher every time.

When we pull on the rubber band it will increase the chance of making the ping pong ball go higher.

 

Resources required: Date completed 8.8.2015

ping pong ball

wood  

Popsicle sticks

rubber bands

hot glue/cello tape

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

mangonel

√ 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. Printed  Sharing SOLO Rubric completed.

Photo of the drawing of your design, include labels describing parts of your model and materials used.  Date Completed____8.8.2015_______

IMG_0806 (1).JPG

Add a photo of your design:  Date completed16/9/2015IMG_0748.JPG

First Trial Notes.

That is will not go frying Anthe to go over 1m

Refinements Needed

To make a now on and use word to hold it

Date completed

9.9.2015

Second Trial Notes

It wot say we're it is we have tried to put more hot glue on it but we have left to set over night

Refinements Needed

Hot glue to hold into place hopefuls it says

Date Completed

10.9.2015

Final Trial Notes

it goes at the right speed

How successful was our design?

we are happy with it

Date16/9/2015 Completed

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.Phoebe

20

She didn’t do much and she was helping other teams instead of ours.

2.Leeana

140

She worked hard and helped the team and built the prototype.

3.Courtney

140

She worked hard and helped the team and design the prototype.


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