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Egg Drop Evaluation

Egg Drop Evaluation
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Description

Students complete this worksheet after testing their egg drop design and watching others in the class. They sketch their design, and then reflect on how and why it was successful, with a focus on materials choice. They’re encouraged to look at areas that could be improved upon, as well as ideas that others had that might help their design, which they’re asked to incorporate in their improved design.

Lesson Structure
  • Individual Activity
Curriculum Codes

AC9TDE4K02 9

Describe how forces and the properties of materials affect function in a product or system

AC9S4H02 9

Consider how people use scientific explanations to meet a need or solve a problem

AC9S4I02 9

Use provided scaffolds to plan and conduct investigations to answer questions or test predictions, including identifying the elements of fair tests, and considering the safe use of materials and equipment

AC9TDE4P01 9

Explore needs or opportunities for designing, and test materials, components, tools, equipment and processes needed to create designed solutions

AC9S4I01 9

Pose questions to explore observed patterns and relationships and make predictions based on observations

AC9M4ST01 9

Acquire data for categorical and discrete numerical variables to address a question of interest or purpose using digital tools; represent data using many-to-one pictographs, column graphs and other displays or visualisations; interpret and discuss the information that has been created

AC9E4LY02 9

Listen for key points and information to carry out tasks and contribute to discussions, acknowledging another opinion, linking a response to the topic, and sharing and extending ideas and information

AC9S4I03 9

Follow procedures to make and record observations, including making formal measurements using familiar scaled instruments and using digital tools as appropriate

AC9S4I04 9

Construct and use representations, including tables, simple column graphs and visual or physical models, to organise data and information, show simple relationships and identify patterns

AC9TDE4K01 9

Examine design and technologies occupations and factors including sustainability that impact on the design of products, services and environments to meet community needs

AC9S4H01 9

Examine how people use data to develop scientific explanations

AC9TDE4P02 9

Generate and communicate design ideas and decisions using appropriate attributions, technical terms and graphical representation techniques, including using digital tools

AC9S4I06 9

Write and create texts to communicate findings and ideas for identified purposes and audiences, using scientific vocabulary and digital tools as appropriate

AC9S4U04 9

Examine the properties of natural and made materials including fibres, metals, glass and plastics and consider how these properties influence their use

AC9TDE4P03 9

Select and use materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques to safely make designed solutions

AC9S4I05 9

Compare findings with those of others, consider if investigations were fair, identify questions for further investigation and draw conclusions

AC9TDE4P05 9

Sequence steps to individually and collaboratively make designed solutions

AC9TDE4P04 9

Use given or co-developed design criteria including sustainability to evaluate design ideas and solutions

AC9E4LA11 9

Expand vocabulary by exploring a range of synonyms and antonyms, and using words encountered in a range of sources

ACTDEP017 8.4

Evaluate design ideas, processes and solutions based on criteria for success developed with guidance and including care for the environment

ACTDEP016 8.4

Select and use materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques and use safe work practices to make designed solutions

ACSIS069 8.4

Reflect on investigations, including whether a test was fair or not

ACTDEP018 8.4

Plan a sequence of production steps when making designed solutions individually and collaboratively

ACTDEP015 8.4

Generate, develop, and communicate design ideas and decisions using appropriate technical terms and graphical representation techniques

ACSIS216 8.4

Compare results with predictions, suggesting possible reasons for findings

ACMSP096 8.4

Construct suitable data displays, with and without the use of digital technologies, from given or collected data. Include tables, column graphs and picture graphs where one picture can represent many data values

ACSSU074 8.4

Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties that can influence their use

ACTDEP014 8.4

Critique needs or opportunities for designing and explore and test a variety of materials, components, tools and equipment and the techniques needed to produce designed solutions

ACSIS071 8.4

Represent and communicate observations, ideas and findings using formal and informal representations

ACSHE061 8.4

Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships

ACSIS066 8.4

Consider the elements of fair tests and use formal measurements and digital technologies as appropriate, to make and record observations accurately

ACTDEK010 8.4

Recognise the role of people in design and technologies occupations and explore factors, including sustainability that impact on the design of products, services and environments to meet community needs

ACTDEK013 8.4

Investigate the suitability of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment for a range of purposes

ACSHE062 8.4

Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions

ACELA1498 8.4

Incorporate new vocabulary from a range of sources into students’ own texts including vocabulary encountered in research

ACSIS065 8.4

With guidance, plan and conduct scientific investigations to find answers to questions, considering the safe use of appropriate materials and equipment

ACSIS064 8.4

With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on prior knowledge

ACTDEK011 8.4

Investigate how forces and the properties of materials affect the behaviour of a product or system

ACELY1687 8.4

Interpret ideas and information in spoken texts and listen for key points in order to carry out tasks and use information to share and extend ideas and information

ACELY1688 8.4

Use interaction skills such as acknowledging another’s point of view and linking students’ response to the topic, using familiar and new vocabulary and a range of vocal effects such as tone, pace, pitch and volume to speak clearly and coherently

EN2-9B old

Uses effective and accurate sentence structure, grammatical features, punctuation conventions and vocabulary relevant to the type of text when responding to and composing texts

EN2-1A old

Communicates in a range of informal and formal contexts by adopting a range of roles in group, classroom, school and community contexts

ST2-9PW-ST old

Describes how contact and non-contact forces affect an object’s motion

ST2-8PW-ST old

Describes the characteristics and effects of common forms of energy, such as light and heat

ST2-10ES-S old

Investigates regular changes caused by interactions between the Earth and the Sun, and changes to the Earth’s surface

ST2-4LW-S old

Compares features and characteristics of living and non-living things

MA2-1WM old

Uses appropriate terminology to describe, and symbols to represent, mathematical ideas

MA2-2WM old

Selects and uses appropriate mental or written strategies, or technology, to solve problems

MA2-3WM old

Checks the accuracy of a statement and explains the reasoning used

MA2-18SP old

Selects appropriate methods to collect data, and constructs, compares, interprets and evaluates data displays, including tables, picture graphs and column graphs

ST2-6MW-S old

Describes how adding or removing heat causes a change of state

ST2-11DI-T old

Describes how digital systems represent and transmit data

ST2-3DP-T old

Defines problems, describes and follows algorithms to develop solutions

ST2-1WS-S old

Questions, plans and conducts scientific investigations, collects and summarises data and communicates using scientific representations

ST2-2DP-T old

Selects and uses materials, tools and equipment to develop solutions for a need or opportunity

ST2-7MW-T old

Investigates the suitability of natural and processed materials for a range of purposes

ST2-5LW-T old

Describes how agricultural processes are used to grow plants and raise animals for food, clothing and shelter

MA2-DATA-02 new

Iinterprets data in tables, dot plots and column graphs

MA2-DATA-01 new

Collects discrete data and constructs graphs using a given scale

EN2-RECOM-01 new

Reads and comprehends texts for wide purposes using knowledge of text structures and language, and by monitoring comprehension

EN2-VOCAB-01 new

Builds knowledge and use of Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary through interacting, wide reading and writing, and by defining and analysing words

EN2-OLC-01 new

Communicates with familiar audiences for social and learning purposes, by interacting, understanding and presenting

VCSIS067

Safely use appropriate materials, tools, equipment and technologies

VCSIS065

With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and predict what might happen based on prior knowledge

VCSSU056

Science knowledge helps people to understand the effects of their actions

VCSIS068

Use formal measurements in the collection and recording of observations

VCDSTC024

Investigate how forces and the properties of materials affect the behaviour of a designed solution

VCMSP179

Construct suitable data displays, with and without the use of digital technologies, from given or collected data. Include tables, column graphs and picture graphs where one picture can represent many data values

VCSIS070

Compare results with predictions, suggesting possible reasons for findings

VCSSU060

Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties; these properties can influence their use

VCDSCD032

Plan a sequence of production steps when making designed solutions

VCSIS071

Reflect on an investigation, including whether a test was fair or not

VCDSCD030

Select and use materials, components, tools and equipment using safe work practices to produce designed solutions

VCDSCD029

Generate, develop, and communicate design ideas and decisions using appropriate technical terms and graphical representation techniques

VCSIS072

Represent and communicate observations, ideas and findings to show patterns and relationships using formal and informal scientific language

VCDSTS023

Recognise the role of people in design and technologies occupations and explore factors, including sustainability, that impact on the design of solutions to meet community needs

VCELY307

Interpret ideas and information in spoken texts and listen for key points in order to carry out tasks and use information to share and extend ideas and use interaction skills

VCDSCD028

Critique needs or opportunities for designing and explore and test a variety of materials, components, tools and equipment and the techniques needed to create designed solutions

VCDSTC027

Investigate the suitability of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment for a range of purposes

VCELA293

Incorporate new vocabulary from a range of sources, including vocabulary encountered in research, into own texts

VCDSCD031

Evaluate design ideas, processes and solutions based on criteria for success developed with guidance and including care for the environment and communities

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