Lesson 1

Plan your projects and define important tasks and actions

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Lesson 1 by Mind Map: Lesson 1

1. Introduction

1.1. Bring students down onto the mat and explain to students that they are going to create their own form of refrigerators. The aim is to make the best-insulated one that can keep an icy-pole frozen for the longest. Before they begin making their boxes students are to plan what they are going to complete each week.

2. Teaching adjustments

2.1. The lower level students will need help with their planning, ask students to stay on the mat with the teacher so you can scaffold their planning as well as keeping them on track. Higher level students can create their own planning, as it is an open task it allows for the higher students to thrive.

3. Curriculum links

3.1. Design and Technologies Processes and Production Skills

3.2. Critique needs or opportunities for designing, and investigate materials, components, tools, equipment and processes to achieve intended designed solutions (ACTDEP024)

3.3. Generate, develop, communicate and document design ideas and processes for audiences using appropriate technical terms and graphical representation techniques (ACTDEP025)

3.3.1. Included

3.3.2. Included

3.3.3. Excluded

4. Body

4.1. Students are to go back to their desks and start planning their ideas for creating their shoebox refrigerators. They are to list the materials that they wish to insulate their boxes. They are also to make a timeline of what they are going to complete by the end of each lesson to keep them accountable for their progress so that they are ready by week 5 to participate in the challenge. This lesson is not a construction lesson, students will not be constructing their fridges until the beginning of the next lesson, and this is so that students are appropriately planning their construction phase out.

4.1.1. Project specifications

4.1.2. End User requirements

4.1.3. Action points sign-off

5. Conclusion

5.1. Bring students down on the mat and ask students what as a class they need to complete their projects. For example a list of materials that they need for the next lesson, where they will be supplied and who will supply them.

6. Cross curricular links

6.1. Science- insulators, experiments

6.2. Sustainability

7. Materials

7.1. Shoe box

7.1.1. Dependencies

7.1.2. Milestones

7.2. Design and Technology Books

7.2.1. Schedule

7.2.2. Budget

7.3. timeline

7.3.1. KPI's