Videos

Activity Outcomes

Science & Technology
Stage 2
PWS2.3.3 - Describes how heat and forces affect objects.
BES2.5.1 - Describes ways different built environments are designed and constructed and how people interact within them.
S2.5.3 - Describes ways different products are designed and produced and the ways people interact with them.
ST2-11NE - Identifies that science knowledge helps people understand the effect of their actions on the survival of living things.
ST2-7NE - Describes interactions between objects that result from contact and non-contact forces.
WT 2.2 - Applies a design process and uses some specialised tools, equipment, materials and techniques to produce solutions that address specific design criteria.
P S2.5.3 - Describes ways different products are designed and produced and the ways people interact with them.

Stage 3
PS3.5.3 - Describes systems used to produce or manufacture products and social and environmental influences on product design.
BE S3.5.1 - Describes systems and how social and environmental factors influence the design of built environments.
IS3.5.2 - Describes information and communication systems and how social influences impact on their design and use.
PS3.5.3 - Describes systems used to produce or manufacture products and social and environmental influences on product design.

Stage 2 & Stage 3
ST2-1VA, ST3-1VA - Shows interest in and enthusiasm for science and technology, responding to their curiosity, questions and perceived needs, wants and opportunities.
WT 3.2 - Plans and implements a design process selecting specialised tools, equipment, materials and techniques to produce solutions that consider constraints.

Stage 2 & Stage 3
ST2-3VA, ST3-3VA - Develops informed attitudes about the current and future use and influence of science and technology based on reason.

Stage 2 & Stage 3
ST2-1VA, ST3-1VA - Shows interest in and enthusiasm for science and technology, responding to their curiosity, questions and perceived needs, wants and opportunities.

ACARA Syllabus - English Stage 3
EN3-2A – Reading and viewing - Uses an integrated range of skills, strategies and knowledge to read, view and comprehend a wide range of texts in different media and technologies
* Respond to, read and view texts.
EN2-2A - Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts containing key information and supporting details for a widening range of audiences, demonstrating increasing control over text structures and language features.
EN2-9B - Uses effective and accurate sentence structure, grammatical features, punctuation conventions and vocabulary relevant to the type of text when responding to and composing texts.

Activity Ideas

Watch the video clip about the strength of eggs. Design and make an experiment to create a way for eggs to drop from a high platform. Use the information from the video clip to assist with the design.

In groups of 5 of 6 students, design and build bridges out of materials in the classroom. Tables, chairs, lego or cardboard could be useful. Test the strength of your bridge carefully. To increase the complexity set a target weight that the bridges need to be able to hold, for example 3 books or 3 kilos.

Information Report - Students research Tacoma Narrow Bridge and the reason it collapsed. Write a report and present it through a PowerPoint slideshow about different designs of bridges. Embed videos in your presentation to make it more engaging or photos of bridges you have seen in Australia.

What is equilibrium? Video record an example or explain this in a poster.

Key

Idea Idea Idea Idea Idea Idea
  • Science & Technology
  • Human Society & its Environment
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Arts
  • Personal Education