Work Sample : Jamie

Activity : Designing and making a boat

    Designing and making a boat - Jamie : Grade Commentary

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Jamie has selected and used appropriate tools, materials and joining techniques to make a boat. Aim, material and method have been included but there is no picture to show the design features of the boat. A test has been conducted to see whether the boat could float and possible improvements have been implied through the identification of a fault rather than explained. Jamie has used scientific language effectively to communicate ideas. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade B standard.

Grade B

The student has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the content and a high level of competence in the processes and skills. In addition, the student is able to apply this knowledge and these skills to most situations.

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Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

  • Investigating Scientifically
    Students conduct guided investigations by following a series of steps that include questioning, making and testing predictions, collecting and recording data, observing patterns and suggesting possible explanations. They select and safely use a range of equipment, computer-based technology and other resources to investigate and explore.
  • Designing and Making
    Students follow a guided design process to create products, including information products, services and built environments. They draw and model design ideas using accepted methods and practices. They select and safely use a range of equipment, computer-based technology and other resources when designing and making.
  • The Made Environment
    Students identify the difference between natural and built environments and model built environments designed to suit the needs of users. They communicate messages using a variety of media and technologies. Students describe and apply production processes using a range of materials and techniques to grow, make or process products.
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