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    A multitude of STEM activities to engage and excite your students in the classroom!

    This kit is designed to engage students in team-based STEM challenges. Students should work in teams of 6 and nominate a job description to each team member using the provided poster. The Teacher is responsible for the score sheet and can award points out of 5 (being the most) at the completion of each challenge. Students are to complete a solution solver worksheet as a team for each challenge.

    The Sensational STEM team challenge award is to be given to the team with the highest number of points at the completion of the 10 challenges. The ingenious innovation team award and cooperative squad team award can be given out any number of times during the completion of the challenges or alternatively awarded at the end of the 10 challenges.

    Included in this kit:

    • PowerPoint with 10 Challenge Slides (Alternatively, these can be printed as cards)
    • 2 x Sensational STEM Job Description Posters
    • Design and Production Process Poster
    • Sensational STEM Team Score Sheet
    • 4 page Solution Solver Worksheet
    • 3 x Team Awards

     

    Relevant to

    STEM and/or Technology Mandatory – Engineering subjects.

    Science and Technology K-6 Syllabus.

     

    This kit meets the following syllabus outcomes and dot points from the Stage 4 Engineered Systems Technology Mandatory Syllabus:

    Engineered Systems

    > designs, communicates and evaluates innovative ideas and creative solutions to authentic problems or opportunities TE4-1DP

    > selects and safely applies a broad range of tools, materials and processes in the production of quality projects TE4-3DP

    • investigate needs or opportunities for designing an engineered system and investigate and select from a range of materials, components, tools, equipment and processes (ACTDEP035) DT ST
    • investigate how force, motion and/or energy are utilised when designing engineered systems, for example: (ACTDEK031)]
      – electronic circuits
      – mechanisms involving simple machines
      – built environments
    • select and use a variety of critical and creative thinking strategies to generate innovative design ideas, for example: DT ST
      – brainstorming
      – sketching
      – 3-D modelling
      – experimenting
    • generate and communicate the development of design ideas, plans and processes for various audiences using appropriate technical terms and technologies including graphical representation techniques, for example: (ACTDEP036) CT DT
      – sketches, drawings and computer-aided design (CAD)
      – models and prototypes
      – engineering reports
      – digital presentations
    • produce products or systems that apply engineering principles, for example: (ACTDEK031, ACTDEP039) DT
      – a product that applies force, motion and/or energy for a purpose, eg toys, windmill
      – aeronautical vehicles designed according to the principles of flight
      – structures designed according to statics and properties of materials
      – electronic circuits designed using electrical laws
    • develop and apply testing procedures to evaluate an engineered system
    • evaluate the effectiveness and suitability of choices made during the development and production of the engineered solution

     

    ZIP File Type: PowerPoint, PDF (Acrobat) Document File and Word Document.

    ZIP Downloadable File Size: 60.6 MB | 19 pages as both PDF and Word version +11 slide PowerPoint

    Resource Type: Outcome Task, Activity, PowerPoint, Task Cards, Awards

     

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  • Curriculum

    • New South Wales
    • Australian
    • Technology Mandatory Years 7–8 > Year 7, Year 8 > Engineered Systems

      TE4-1DP
      designs, communicates and evaluates innovative ideas and creative solutions to authentic problems or opportunities

      Elaboration


      Technology Mandatory Years 7–8 > Year 7, Year 8 > Engineered Systems

      TE4-3DP
      selects and safely applies a broad range of tools, materials and processes in the production of quality projects

      Elaboration


    • Design and Technologies > Year 7, Year 8 > Design and Technologies Processes and Production Skills

      ACTDEP035
      Critique needs or opportunities for designing and investigate, analyse and select from a range of materials, components, tools, equipment and processes to develop design ideas

      Elaboration
      • considering community needs when identifying opportunities for designing, for example gardens for a community centre, cost effective food service for a sport club
      • evaluating the viability of using different techniques and materials in remote, isolated areas, or less developed countries
      • examining, testing and evaluating a variety of suitable materials, components, tools and equipment for each design project, for example the differences between natural hardwood and plantation softwood timbers, which determine their suitability for particular uses related to durability, for example interior or exterior use
      • experimenting with traditional and contemporary technologies when developing designs, and discovering the advantages and disadvantages of each approach
      • investigating emerging technologies and their potential impact on design decisions, for example flame retardant fabrics or smart materials such as self-healing materials, digital technologies and agriculture
      • selecting appropriate materials to acknowledge sustainability requirements by using life cycle thinking


      Design and Technologies > Year 7, Year 8 > Design and Technologies Knowledge and Understanding

      ACTDEK031
      Analyse how motion, force and energy are used to manipulate and control electromechanical systems when designing simple, engineered solutions

      Elaboration
      • calculating an engineered system's outputs, for example speed, brightness of light, volume of sound
      • experimenting to select the most appropriate principles and systems on which to base design ideas, for example structural components to be tested for strength
      • investigating components, tools and equipment, for example testing the durability of batteries, determining the effective range of wireless devices
      • investigating influences impacting on manufactured products and processes such as historical developments, society, new materials, control systems and biomimicry, for example the development of velcro
      • producing prototypes and jigs to test functionality, including the use of rapid prototyping tools such as 3D printers
      • using code to control systems, for example code to program a microcontroller or a simple, object-based coding application to program a system such as a remote-controlled car or simple robotic arm


      Design and Technologies > Year 7, Year 8 > Design and Technologies Processes and Production Skills

      ACTDEP036
      Generate, develop, test and communicate design ideas, plans and processes for various audiences using appropriate technical terms and technologies including graphical representation techniques

      Elaboration
      • considering which ideas to further explore and investigating the benefits and drawbacks of ideas, for example using digital polling to capture the views of different groups in the community
      • developing models, prototypes or samples using a range of materials, tools and equipment to test the functionality of ideas
      • documenting and communicating the generation and development of design ideas for an intended audience, for example developing a digital portfolio with images and text which clearly communicates each step of a design process
      • identifying factors that may hinder or enhance project development, for example intercultural understanding
      • producing annotated concept sketches and drawings, using: technical terms, scale, symbols, pictorial and aerial views to draw environments; production drawings, orthogonal drawings; patterns and templates to explain design ideas
      • using a variety of critical and creative thinking strategies such as brainstorming, sketching, 3-D modelling and experimenting to generate innovative design ideas


      Design and Technologies > Year 7, Year 8 > Design and Technologies Processes and Production Skills

      ACTDEP039
      Use project management processes when working individually and collaboratively to coordinate production of designed solutions

      Elaboration
      • explaining and interpreting drawings, planning and production steps needed to produce products, services or environments for specific purposes
      • identifying risks and how to avoid them when planning production
      • investigating the time needed for each step of production
      • organising time, evaluating decisions and managing resources to ensure successful project completion and protection of the work space and local environment



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