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Activity Outcomes

New Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum
Science & Technology
Stage 2
PS2.5.2 - Describes ways different information products are designed and produced and the factors to consider when people use and interact with them.
ST2-7NE - Describes interactions between objects that result from contact and non-contact forces.
ST2-15ME - Describes ways information solutions are designed and produced, and the factors to consider when people use and interact with sources and technologies.
WT 2.2 - Applies a design process and uses some specialised tools, equipment, materials and techniques to produce solutions that address specific design criteria.

Stage 3
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.

New Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum
English
Stage 2
Outcome EN2-11D - Expressing themselves
Responds to and composes a range of texts that express viewpoints of the world similar to and different from their own.
Understand differences between the language of opinion and feeling and the language of factual reporting or recording (ACELA1489).

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.
EN3-7C - Thinking imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically
Justify personal opinions by citing evidence, negotiating with others and recognising opinion presented as fact [PSC].

NSW board of Studies PDHPE Stage 2
PSS2.5 - Uses a range of problem-solving strategies.
ALS2.6 - Discusses the relationship between regular physical activity and health.
PHS2.12 - Discusses the factors influencing personal health choices.
SLS2.13 - Discusses how safe practices promote personal wellbeing.

Stage 3
PSS3.5 - Suggests, considers and selects appropriate alternatives when resolving problems.
ALS3.6 - Shows how to maintain and improve the quality of an active lifestyle.
PHS3.12 - Explains the consequences of personal lifestyle choices.
SLS3.13 Describes safe practices that are appropriate to a range of situations and environments.

NSW Board of Studies Science & Technology Stage 2
UT S2.9 - Selects and uses a range of equipment, computer-based technology, materials and other resources with developing skill to enhance investigation and design tasks.

Stage 3
UT S3.9 - Evaluates, selects and uses a range of equipment, computer-based technology, materials and other resources to meet the requirements and constraints of investigation and design tasks.

Activity Ideas

What game would you design to help athletes reach their peak? Imagine you are training a team that will be going to the Olympic Games in a years time for the sport hurdles. How could you use motion capture to develop exercises or a more a more interesting way to train? Create an idea for a game for athletes that will encourage them to train. Write out your instructions to the game developer.

Motion capture is used in many games and movies. Research a movie that used motion capture. Write a simple explanation on how motion capture works for someone your own age. List three movies and five games that used motion capture to develop the animations or game characters - which ones work best? Why?

Key

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