Work Sample : Ariel

Activity : Designing and making a model of a shelter

    Designing and making a model of a shelter - Ariel : Grade Commentary

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Ariel has demonstrated sound knowledge and understanding of how to design and make a model of a shelter. The purpose of a shelter has been adequately identified but additional detail would strengthen the response. An adequate level of competence is evident in the recording of the procedure but a procedural text format has not been used. Ariel has provided a list of appropriate materials but some of the materials used in the construction of the model have not been mentioned. Some appropriate tools and joining techniques have been selected and used, and the model has been adequately constructed. The drawing has been clearly labelled but does not closely match the completed model. The suitability of the shelter has been tested and some modifications have been suggested but there is little explanation of how to control the forces. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade C standard at the end of Stage 2.

Grade C

The student has a sound knowledge and understanding of the main areas of content and has achieved an adequate level of competence in the processes and skills.

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Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

  • Designing and Making
    Students develop and evaluate design ideas recognising the needs of users or audiences. They implement the design process and evaluate solutions using functional and aesthetic criteria. Students select and safely use equipment, computer-based technology and other resources throughout the processes of design and production.
  • The Made Environment
    Students identify the ways built environments, products and services are constructed or produced. They use a range of techniques, media and information and communication technologies to communicate design ideas to specific audiences. Students explore the properties and uses of both natural and made materials and components.
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